The Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 942, Soddy Daisy, will be holding its annual Family Fishing Rodeo on June 9. Everyone is welcome.
The weigh-in station will be located in the parking lot of Regions bank on Dayton Pike next to Soddy Lake. This date is also the TWRA free fishing day, no license required. There is a fee for the rodeo, however -$1 for anyone under 12, $3 anyone over 13, not to exceed $5 per family, so sign up the whole family for just $5.
Prizes will be awarded each hour (beginning at 8 a.m.) for the largest bass, crappie, bream, catfish, and a wild-card category (drum, carp, gar etc.). The hourly prizes will be awarded each hour from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and a grand prize will be given to the largest fish for the day in each category.
Natural bait or artificial lures may be used. Boats or bank fishing acceptable. Rod and reel or fishing poles only, no nets or bow fishing and TWRA regulations apply for legal fish length.
Everyone must be registered prior to bringing a fish to the scales. Early registration will be held at Soddy Custom Bait & Tackle, 11236 Dayton Pike, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, and June 4-8, from 1-5 p.m. Registration will also be available the morning of the rodeo at the weigh-in station.
Also available at the weigh-in location will be free Coca Cola products. Catfish dinners will be available for sale.
Anyone who has a business and would like to provide awards or giveaways should contact Don Crawley (rodeo coordinator) at 902-7100, email@example.com or Robert Cothran (chapter president) at 718-1735.
For up-to-date information, visit www.vva942.org.