Panama City, FL –
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Florida (WMBB) – The Reel Ladies of Panama City Beach hosted the first Reel Kids Fishing Rodeo on Saturday at Captain Anderson’s Marina.
The rodeo was aimed at children of all ages to learn fishing techniques.
“The girls are there, you know, to help them beat and hook and drop,” said Suzy Nichols, president of The Reel Ladies of Panama City Beach. “And not only is it a great bonding time for moms and dads who you know don’t really have time to spend with them.”
Nichols said the tournament was also a way to keep the kids active, instead of staying indoors and playing video games.
The group had a high turnout, with around 100 children showing up on Saturday afternoon. After many families have flocked to the event, there will likely be plans to host an annual fish rodeo.
“I think they’re going to make it an annual thing,” said rodeo volunteer Marta Thorpe. “We had so many more children than we ever thought possible who took an interest in this.”
Thorpe said some families had crossed state borders to attend.
“We had a lot of people from Georgia and Alabama, and of course the area,” Thorpe said. “I think a few people came from other places in Florida. It is therefore a kind of radius of several hundred kilometers.
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