****NOTICE: As a result of the often unpredictable water levels on the Minnesota River, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office has permanently changed the venue of the Catfish Derby to Cedar Lake in New Prague.****
Every summer, local kids join dozens of Scott County deputies, police officers, fire fighters and emergency medical personnel in fishing boats for a day of fun and fishing on Cedar Lake in New Prague! Up to 75 kids, ages 10 to 15, who live in or attend school in Scott County, will have the opportunity to participate in this free event. Bait, fishing gear, food and beverages are all provided.
The 19th Annual Youth Catfish Derby will be held on Monday, August 5, 2019. The derby will begin at 7:00 a.m. and end with an awards ceremony at approximately 1:30 p.m. The event will be staged at the Scott County Fairgrounds, but most of the day will be spent on Cedar Lake. Prizes will be awarded and all kids will receive participation gifts.
“The Youth Fishing Derby is designed to teach kids to fish, connect them with the outdoors and develop trusting relationships with our deputies and other emergency responders within our community,” said Sheriff Luke Hennen. “This positive interaction in an informal and relaxed setting gives these kids a better understanding of what we do and who we are.”
Join us for a day of sun, fun and fishing! Get hooked on fishing, not on drugs!
If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Deputy Dennis Tietz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-292-8297.