If you’re feeling frisky tomorrow, grab the kids and head down to Shelby Bottoms Park for the Seventh Annual Catfish Rodeo and Water Festival. According to the hosts, the free Catfish Rodeo is:
…all about our connecting children to our local waters. The Cumberland River Compact and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency partner each June to offer Middle Tennessee youth the opportunity to fish for free. No experience necessary! The day involves 2,000 pounds of catfish stocked in Lake Sevier, an exciting flight of fishing, educational booths and activities for children and parents. Our educational booths at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center involve fishing, scavenger hunts, boating and water education activities that all ages can enjoy.
The actual Catfish Rodeo starts at 8:30 a.m. and is open to the first 600 registered juniors aged 5-16. That puts us a bit out of the eligible range here at EastNashvilleBlog.com, but do let us know if one of your kids happens to win this thing so we can tell everyone!