The O.K. Kids Fishing Derby at Lake Henry, Aug. 12, was so fun! First, I got to ride a Jet Ski simulator, play a casting game, and win catfish bait! Next, I learned about fishing safety; carry a pole upright, with a secure hook. Then, I learned about fish in the lake; big and small mouth bass, perch, blue gill, and channel catfish. They were nailed to a board! Later, I heard the rules, a horn sounded, and I started fishing! Catfish bait is VERY stinky! Daddy said it would take a week to get the smell off of his hands! I cast a few times and didn’t get a nibble. Daddy said, “That’s why they call it fishing, not catching.” Then the bobber disappeared! I reeled slowly, and carefully. As it got closer, I could see it was a fish! Daddy said it was a channel catfish and helped me unhook and measure. It was 19 ½”! Lastly, I released it and watched it swim away with a strong tail splash. When the derby ended, they called Ben Spencer – I caught the biggest fish of the day and won a fishing pole of my very own! What a day!