Families participated in the 36th annual Kid’s Fishing Tournament on Saturday at Lock 14 in La Salle.
The event was sponsored by the Better Fishing Association of Northern Illinois, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Peru Rescue Station in association with the cities of La Salle and Peru. Sixty-two local businesses contributed to the event.
There were 98 participants Saturday and 104 fish measured. Children with the longest fish (per species) in each age group received a tackle and a pole.
Trophy winners were LeAnn Olesen, 15, of Bradford, with a 15.25 inch bass; Ryker Phillips, 8, of Peru, with a bass; and Gianna Yanish, 12, of La Salle, with a 18.25 inch bowfin.
The Better Fishing Association also organized the kid’s fishing expo at Baker Lake last month.