Hook and Hunting: 10th Annual Tagged-Fish Derby

A popular fishing derby returns this weekend, and one lucky winner will take home a prize package worth $500.

This Saturday is the 10th Annual Tagged-Fish Derby on Lake Billings.

The lake will be stocked with almost 300 rainbow trout. Fifteen of those trout will have special tags.

Anyone who catches one of the fish can redeem the tag for a prize.

Those who put on this event say it’s something a lot of people look forward to.

 “It does bring people into the area. Everybody gets so enthused about it every spring, probably because it is spring and they’re desperate for something to do outside. People really seem to enjoy and it’s really become a mainstay of the season,” says project coordinator Beverly Monroe.

The fish derby is a catch and release event.

It starts Saturday at noon and goes till 5 p.m. Sunday.

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