The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will be hosting a free kids fishing derby for all SWLA residents next weekend.

Photo by Les Anderson on Unsplash
Photo by Les Anderson on Unsplash

The annual event put on by the CPSO's Youth/DARE division will be held in two weeks in Lake Charles.

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So grab your poles, baits, favorite fishing partner, and get ready for tons of family fun.

CPSO 2022 Youth Fishing Derby:

  • When: Sunday, March 19
  • Time: 7:00am to 10:00am
  • Where: CPSO farm pond - 5400 E. Broad St. in Lake Charles
Paul Laliberte-Thinkstock
Paul Laliberte-Thinkstock

Refreshments will be provided by the CPSO and the first 100 participants will get a free fishing derby t-shirt. Participants are also asked to bring their own poles, baits, coolers, and chairs.

For more details, call 337-936-1746.

I wouldn't recommend this, because I don't think it ever worked, but when I was a kid and my family went to Toledo Bend for the weekend, I thought that crumbling up oatmeal cookie pies in the water would attract the fish. Needless to say, I didn't catch many fish.

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