By Zoie Koostra

Despite Weather, Kids Fishing Tournament is Reel Success


Zoie Koostra, Pathfinder

Nevaeh Martin shouts to her mother on shore as her father Joe pulls his boat in. The Martin family traveled to Seeley Lake from Sutherlin, Ore.

SEELEY LAKE- "You're a real fisherman because real fishermen don't let the rain keep them from going out and having fun," Kids' Fishing Tournament organizer Bobby Maddox told the participants at the post-tournament barbecue, June 23.

Despite rainy conditions on Saturday morning, 25 of the 40 youth ages 7-13 attended the annual tournament. Maddox said he was originally concerned that the rain would keep kids away but the actual turnout was better than he expected.

Declan Bell, of Missoula wasn't worried about the weather, according to his dad Casey.

"He rolled right out of bed this morning...

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