Saturday, September 24, 2011

Huck Finn fishing in Colonial Lake

Angler Chandler Kirby and fishing friend Wyatt Long

Rob Carter helps son Harrison catch his first fish

The City of Charleston has a gem in the saltwater-fed Colonial Lake downtown between Rutledge and Ashley Avenues, and the Recreation Department hosts the annual Huck Finn fishing day. Folks come from all around, and from down the street, in order to wet a line with youths from ages 4 - 12 to compete for a prize. More importantly this event gets families fishing together, and while the City no longer stocks fish before this event as they had in the past, plenty of wild pinfish, redfish and even a flounder can be caught in Colonial Lake. Humid but dry conditions greeted the Huck Finn anglers and the event was a big hit with the entire lake ringed by cane poles, tackle boxes, baitwells and BIG smiles.

To view past blog entries about youth fishing click here.

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