Special to this newspaper
Kids and their parents turned out in record numbers last Saturday for the annual Kids Trout Derby sponsored by the El Centro Kiwanis Club at Sunbeam Lake and the Brawley Lions Club at Wiest Lake. Regardless of the low numbers of fish caught everyone had a great time.
Catchable-size rainbow trout were planted Friday by the California Department of Fish and Game. The trout were trucked in from their Mohave River Trout Hatchery south of Victorville.
Sunbeam Lake was the most productive lake for junior anglers. That means there are still hundreds of trout in Wiest Lake and a good choice for anglers to try this weekend.