Contact: Jim Dayberry, 760-839-6398

On Saturday July 6th the City of Escondido  will  host a catfish fishing derby at Lake Wohlford. The event will run from 6 a.m. until midnight. Prizes will be awarded in three categories with an overall biggest fish prize of $500 to be given out. Weigh in stations will be staffed by volunteers from the Escondido Senior Anglers. The three categories are adults, active military, and youth.  With all prizes in the form of Bass Pro Shops gift cards. Each category will have a first, second and third prize of gift cards for $200, $100 and $50. No state fishing license will be required for this event.  A valid City of Escondido Lakes fishing permit, available at the Lake Wohlford Café on the day of the derby, is required.

 There will also be a fundraising breakfast and raffle hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 149 and a fundraising luncheon hosted by the Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 149. All of the proceeds from which going to the (Purple Heart Hero Support), an outreach program of MarineParents.Com. 

Boat rentals will be available on a first come first serve basis.  All day motor boats are $35, row boats $17, active military $20.