Lake Loramie to host Annual Spring Camp Out and Fishing Derby

MINSTER — Lake Loramie State Park will be conducting their annual Spring Camp Out May 6 to 8. This event is the unofficial kickoff of the camping season.

To promote fishing and encourage young anglers, Lake Loramie State Park, the Lake Loramie Improvement Association, and Spillway Bait & Tackle will be hosting the 20th Annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 7, 2016, from 9 a.m to noon.

This derby is free to the public and is open to youth ages 17 and under. Registration will take place the day of the event starting 8 a.m. at Earl’s Island Pavilion. There will be prizes awarded from each age group following the conclusion of the derby at noon.

Age groups are as follows: Toddlers (1-5 years), Children (6-10), and youth (11-17). The biggest fish by length takes top prize for Bass, Crappie, Bluegill, Catfish, Carp and King Bullhead. In the event of a tie, winners will be determined by weight. For those not winning a category there will be lots of door prizes including fishing poles, tackle boxes, lures, and much more. This is also the “Free Fishing Weekend” when you don’t have to purchase a fishing license.

There will be a hike and other family fun activities in the campground. For more information, call Lake Loramie Camp Office at (937) 295-3900.