Hey young sportsman, got your fishing pole ready?

Saturday, April 13, is the big day for the Wallback Lake Youth Fishing Derby, which is open for kids ages 3 thru 14. The event starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday. There will be free fishing, drinks, snacks and giveaways.

The schedule is as follows:

Preschool–K: 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

1st and 2nd Graders: 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

3rd, 4th and 5th Graders: 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

6th Grade up to 14 years old: 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

There will also be a T-shirt design contest for the 5th graders county-wide, sponsored by Clay FRN and Health Department. Watch for the winners announcement next week.

This year’s sponsors so far are Slate Auto & Transmission, Slate Towing & Recovery, Fish USA, Morgan Triplett, Elk Valley Physical Therapy, Strata Products, Gould’s Electric Motors, Clay County Bank, Mike Duffield, Jett’s Construction, Comal Tackle, Shamblin Brothers Farm, Premier Bank, Stricklin Dozer and Trucking, David Walker, Pat Legg, Wright & McGill, Spring Hill Rod & Gun, Bowen Dental, TTI Blakemore Fishing Group, Ramsey’s Excavating, Buffalo Creek Watershed Improvement Association, Rob Lester, Elk River Get-A-Way, Fran King– Clay County Commission, Holcomb Sanitation, Clay Auto, King’s Trucking & Wrecker Service, Cunningham Motors, Jeanie Davis Reality, Carol’s Crossroads Best, Ferrebee’s Auto Body, Clay Farm Store Southern States, Bullard’s Exxon, Elk Valley Heating, Legg’s Welding, B.A. House, AMRON Building Components, Clay County Business Development Association, Dawson’s Service Center, Buzz Foods- Robert, Eric Workman Foundation, The Repair Shop, Clay Family Resource Network, Clay Health Department, and Don & Keyota Jarvis.

We are still taking monetary and tackle donations also accepting volunteers. Feel free to contact Jackie, Connie or Tracy Sizemore at 304-587-4492, and watch for updates next week. Remember, we are “Hooked on Fishing– Not On Drugs.”