2019 Cast Away Fishing Derby

We held our 4th Annual Cast Away Fishing Derby today, We had a less than usual turn out than normal but we didn’t let that damper our day.  The fishing pond was a muddy mess but all the kids got to catch multiple fish. Special thanks to the MCI Employee Activities Committee for supplying us with food and fishing poles for the kids.

Check out the complete photos for the 2019 Cast Away Derby here

Schoonover Lake 4/27/19

Me and Dave decided to hit Schonover Lake today for trout since everywhere else was pretty much flooded out or the water was dark like chocolate milk. Pink or red seemed to be the color today, we both limited out using red trout nuggets and pink rooster tails.

Site News & Updates 4/20/19

We will be hosting our 4th Annual Cast Away Fishing Derby on May 18th 2019 in association with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Marion Correction .

11:00 Am – 12:00 PM Registration / Lunch
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Passport to Fishing Program  (Info on Passport to Fishing can be found below.)
2:00 PM – 4:00 pm Fishing Derby

The Passport to Fishing program provides skills, techniques and information that allows any beginning angler to start fishing in their own community.

Passport to Fishing has been proven to be a successful youth education campaign. Straight forward, effective, inexpensive and FUN. The program consists of four stations where kids will learn a variety of skills from tying fishing knots and rigging a fishing pole to casting, fishing rules, fish habitat and handling fish and concludes with a fishing derby after all stations are completed.

  • Open to kid’s ages 4 to 15
  • Parents or Guardians must be Present.
  • Fun for the Entire Family
  • Door Prizes
  • Loaner Poles available to use during day of the derby
  • Food and Beverages
  • Rain or Shine

Things to Bring:

  • Fishing Poles & Tackle
  • Sun Screen / Block
  • Hat
  • Insect spray / repellant
  • Dress Appropriately for the Weather (Rain Jacket..ETC…)

Please contact me for more information….

Buckeye Quarry 3/26/19

Got off work a few hours early and decided to give it another try over at the quarry. After being skunked on the previous three tries I ended up with 3 nice trout for the day.

Submitted by Dave Eberle

Lima Lake 3/21/19

Hit my honey hole up today.. not too bad for a few hours fishing. Caught them under a slip float jigging.

Submitted by Dwayne Keehn

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