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Palatine Park District holds fishing derby

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  • Ronald Sweeney, 11, of Palatine scored big at the Palatine Park District Fishing Derby with this smallmouth bass he caught using a worm. He released it back in the pond after showing it off and taking a picture of it.

       Ronald Sweeney, 11, of Palatine scored big at the Palatine Park District Fishing Derby with this smallmouth bass he caught using a worm. He released it back in the pond after showing it off and taking a picture of it.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Jen Bubanovich of Palatine helps her daughter Emma, 5, with her fishing gear at the Palatine Park District Fishing Derby. They managed to catch one small bluegill fish in the early morning family outing.

       Jen Bubanovich of Palatine helps her daughter Emma, 5, with her fishing gear at the Palatine Park District Fishing Derby. They managed to catch one small bluegill fish in the early morning family outing.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Experienced and nonexperienced fishermen lined the banks of the Plum Grove Reservoir during the Palatine Park District Fishing Derby. They managed to catch smallmouth bass and many bluegill fish in the early morning family outing.

       Experienced and nonexperienced fishermen lined the banks of the Plum Grove Reservoir during the Palatine Park District Fishing Derby. They managed to catch smallmouth bass and many bluegill fish in the early morning family outing.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

The Palatine Park District held its annual fishing derby Saturday at Plum Grove Reservoir located on Algonquin Road near Harper College.

The day included catch and release fishing for all ages, largest fish competitions, a casting competition for kids and raffle prizes.

The event began in 1991.

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