The Trout Fishing Rodeo, which is sponsored by the Haralson County Wildlife Association, is free of charge and is for children 15 years old and younger and senior citizens. The rodeo is being held at Jimmy Smith’s Farm on Corinth Poseyville Road in Bremen from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., refreshments are free and door prizes, such as rods and reels, will be available.
“It’s just a wonderful opportunity for kids and older people to make good memories,” said Marth Smith, who’s late husband, Jimmy Smith, donated the land for the rodeo.
According to Smith, the Wildlife Association will bring in up to three truckloads of trout to stock the lake visitors will be fishing from. The trout, and some catfish, will be placed in the creek and held in place with wire mesh screens. The rodeo will also provide a children’s pool for participants 5 years old and younger.
Smith stated that the rodeo grows in popularity each year, “We probably had between 3,000 and 3,500 [participants] last year. People come from all over.”
According to Smith, Max Crook originally started the fishing rodeo 27 years ago. His son, Danny Crook, the district game and fish warden, has worked to continue the rodeo as a yearly event.
The event is free, though donations are accepted.
“It’s something for kids to do free of charge, to get out and have a good old-fashioned time,” Smith said.