Bartlett’s ‘reel’ summer fun


Six a.m. Saturday came bright and early for youthful fishermen and their families in Bartlett, but they were up for the challenge. The city has announced winners from the 2016 Children’s Fishing Rodeo, held 6-9 a.m. at Appling Lake in the Bobby K. Flaherty Municipal Center (U.S. 70 and Appling Road, Bartlett).

Overall winners

  • Heaviest stringer of fish: Chase Taylor, age group 7-9, 76.14 lbs.
  • Biggest (heaviest) fish: Michael Weatherford, age group 10-12, 5.89 lbs.

Note: Overall winners cannot also win in their age groups.

Ages 6 & under

  • Heaviest string of fish: Ella Anderson, 21.88 lbs.
  • Biggest (heaviest) fish: Ella Anderson, 4.2 lbs.
  • Most fish caught: Marley Simons, 29 fish

Ages 7-9

  • Heaviest string of fish: Holden Todd, 59.52 lbs.
  • Biggest (heaviest) fish: Holden Todd, 3.92 lbs.
  • Most fish caught: Chase Taylor, 39 fish

Ages 10-12

  • Heaviest string of fish: Madison King, 62.53 lbs.
  • Biggest (heaviest) fish: Braden Brown, 5.62 lbs.
  • Most fish caught: Madison King, 38 fish