Thursday, April 25, 2013

Free Merritt Island Kids Fishing Contest

MERRITT ISLAND, Florida -- The Merritt Island Elks Lodge is holding its free 2013 Spring Kids Fishing Contest on the Merritt Island side of the Indian River next to the Hubert Humphrey Bridge (State Road 520).  

The contest will last from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2013.

There will be three age classifcations: 2 to 7, 8 to 12, and 13 to 17.

Prizes will be awarded for the Longest Fish, Smallest Fish, and Most Fish in each age group (catch & release appreciated).

Directions: Turn by DOCS Bait House near the northeast side of the bridge - watch for signs.

Participants need to bring their own fishing poles.  Live shrimp bait along with free hot dogs and drinks will be provided by the Elks.