By Tom Carosello
This year’s Huck Finn Fishing Derby is set for Friday, May 29, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the River Center ponds.
Youth ages 5-11 are eligible to participate; parents and guardians are welcome to attend. Costumes are not a requirement, but prizes will be awarded for the best Huckleberry Finn and Becky Thatcher costumes. Prizes will also be awarded for first fish, smallest fish and biggest fish.
The event is sponsored and supervised by local law enforcement, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Town of Pagosa Springs. Youngsters are welcome to bring their own fishing gear, but loaner rods and plenty of bait will be available for those in need.
While supplies last, a hot dog dinner will be served during the last two hours of the event, courtesy of the Pagosa Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.