Hook, line and sinker

COLUMBIA CITY — Scales were tipped as 400 fish were hauled into Morsches Park and fed into the pond for a fishing derby set for this afternoon.From noon to 2 p.m., anglers up to age 17 can fish the pond for trout and blue gill with out a license or stamp.“This is the first year we’ve done something like this,” said Jed Pearson, district fisheries biologist for the Department of Natural Resources. “We wanted to develop more family-friendly opportunities for fishing.”Located in the back part of the park, the pond is small, but Pearson said the derby will be “entertaining.” To read the rest of this story, see the April 19-20 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.