San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will host the 32nd annual Catfish Derby on Saturday, June 4 beginning at 6:15 a.m. at Oak Grove Regional Park in Stockton. Over 2,500 lbs. of catfish will be planted prior to the derby, which is open to everyone. Prizes will be awarded in youth and adult categories.
Kids age 15 years and younger fish for catfish free at Oak Grove’s 10-acre lake during the event. Oak Grove Regional Park is located on Eight Mile Road and Interstate 5 in Stockton. Park gates will be open at 6:15 a.m., derby registration closes at 10 a.m. and the last weigh-in is at 12:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded shortly thereafter. For more information, call (209) 331-2050 or log onto www.sjparks.com.
There is no registration fee, however, a $5 fishing permit fee and valid CA fishing license are required for those 16 years of age or over. A $6 vehicle-parking fee will also apply. All State Fish and Game laws apply. Participants must supply their own fishing equipment.