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Dads, kids hit Tuna Kahuna Fishing Derby in South Elgin

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  • Gavin Johnson, 9, of South Elgin casts his line as his father Scott watches on at the annual Tuna Kahuna Fishing Derby in Blackhawk Park in South Elgin on Saturday. Johnson's grandfathers were both avid fisherman in San Diego and Scott enjoys taking his son fishing on Father's Day weekend.

       Gavin Johnson, 9, of South Elgin casts his line as his father Scott watches on at the annual Tuna Kahuna Fishing Derby in Blackhawk Park in South Elgin on Saturday. Johnson's grandfathers were both avid fisherman in San Diego and Scott enjoys taking his son fishing on Father's Day weekend.
    Brooke Herbert Hayes | Staff Photographer

  • Mike Hladeck of Elgin helps his daughter Nicole, 4, with her fishing rod while his son Matthew, 8, tries to catch fish at the annual Tuna Kahuna Fishing Derby in Blackhawk Park in South Elgin on Saturday. Hladeck says his wife looks out for the event each year and Nicole says "I like coming with my dad."

       Mike Hladeck of Elgin helps his daughter Nicole, 4, with her fishing rod while his son Matthew, 8, tries to catch fish at the annual Tuna Kahuna Fishing Derby in Blackhawk Park in South Elgin on Saturday. Hladeck says his wife looks out for the event each year and Nicole says "I like coming with my dad."
    Brooke Herbert Hayes | Staff Photographer

  • Scott Johnson of South Elgin helps his son Gavin, 9, with his fishing rod at the annual Tuna Kahuna Fishing Derby in Blackhawk Park in South Elgin on Saturday. Johnson's grandfathers were both avid fisherman in San Diego and they enjoy coming to the derby on Father's Day weekend.

       Scott Johnson of South Elgin helps his son Gavin, 9, with his fishing rod at the annual Tuna Kahuna Fishing Derby in Blackhawk Park in South Elgin on Saturday. Johnson's grandfathers were both avid fisherman in San Diego and they enjoy coming to the derby on Father's Day weekend.
    Brooke Herbert Hayes | Staff Photographer

  • Nick Ruffolo of South Elgin helps his son Anthony, 5, with his fishing rod while his other sons Joey, 7, and Nick, 11, try to catch fish at the annual Tuna Kahuna Fishing Derby in Blackhawk Park in South Elgin on Saturday. Ruffolo and his family are avid fishermen and just returned from a fishing trip in Ontario, Canada. Ruffolo says his son Joey "is a natural."

       Nick Ruffolo of South Elgin helps his son Anthony, 5, with his fishing rod while his other sons Joey, 7, and Nick, 11, try to catch fish at the annual Tuna Kahuna Fishing Derby in Blackhawk Park in South Elgin on Saturday. Ruffolo and his family are avid fishermen and just returned from a fishing trip in Ontario, Canada. Ruffolo says his son Joey "is a natural."
    Brooke Herbert Hayes | Staff Photographer

 
By Daily Herald

What's Father's Day without some serious fishing?

The Tuna Kahuna Fishing Derby at Blackhawk Park in South Elgin was the perfect change for dads to spend some quality time with kids and worms.

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Mike Hladeck of Elgin brought his 4-year-old daughter Nicole and 8-year-old son Matthew.

"I like coming with my dad," Nicole said.

Approximately 150 people attend the event each year.

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