5-year-old catches biggest fish at 10th Annual Kids Fishing Derby

Event at Midlothian Community Park draws scores of young anglers

Mirror report
Midlothian Fishing Team member Julian Lopez weighs in the big catch of the day for five-year-old Carlee Bodle, pictured here with her mom, Heather at the 10th Annual Kids Fishing Derby, held Saturday, April 10, at Midlothian’s Community Park fishing pond.
First place in the Perch Division, Grant Stanley, 7, shows off his catch with help from dad John while second-place winner Banyan Jones looks on during the 10th Annual Kids Fishing Derby, held Saturday, April 10, at Midlothian’s Community Park fishing pond.
Taytum Rose took first place in the Bass Division and won overall champion for her combined catch at the 10th Annual Kids Fishing Derby, held Saturday, April 10, at Midlothian’s Community Park fishing pond.

The 10th Annual Kids Fishing Derby held at Midlothian’s Community Park fishing pond saw 133 young anglers compete in three divisions on Saturday, April 10.  Awards were netted by 11 participants, including Carlee Bodle, 5, who caught the biggest fish of the day, a 2 lb, 8 oz bass, and Taytum Rose, 11, who won derby champion for a total catch of 3 lbs, 10 oz of fish.

Winners in each division were: Minnow Division (4-6 years), Carlee Bodle, first place; Isaiah Medina, second place; Michael Lichter, third place. Perch Division (7-9 years), Grant Stanley, first place; Banyan Jones, second place; Camden Reed, third place. Bass Division (10-12 years) Taytum Rose, first place; Alex Shaw, second place; Brayden Dowd, third place.

The event was made possible by the generosity and support of Midlothian Community Development Corporation, Methodist Midlothian Medical Center, In-n-Out Burger, Dick's Sporting Goods, DeMolay of Texas, Texas Game Warden Association, and the Midlothian Fishing Team, which has been helping out at the Fishing Derby for the past four years.  The Fishing Team includes students from both high schools and all three middle schools.