2014 Fishing Rodeos at Lake Winfield Scott and Dockery Lake

Family fun at the 2009 Lake Winfield Scott Fishing Rodeo

In celebration of National Fishing Week, the U. S. Forest Service will be sponsoring 2 fishing rodeos in the upcoming weeks.  Cosponsors include the Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division, and Trout Unlimited.

Lake Winfield Scott Kid's Rodeo - Saturday June 7.  Registration begins at 9:00 A.M. and is open to all kids 16 and under.  Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Dockery Lake Senior Rodeo - Wednesday June 11.  Registration begins at 8:00 A.M. and is open to all fishermen 55 years-old and up.

Use this registration form and bring it with you the day of your event to speed up the registration process.

There will be free refreshments at both rodeos.  All registered participants will be eligible for the drawing for prizes donated by sporting goods manufacturers and distributors, and local merchants to be held after the rodeos.

Parking at Lake Winfield Scott will be free on Saturday June 7 for the Kid’s Fishing Rodeo.  In addition, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources has made Saturday June 7, Free Fishing Day.  Adults (Georgia residents) can fish without a license on Saturday after the rodeo.  Parking also will be free at Dockery Lake on June 11 for the Senior Rodeo.

Lake Winfield Scott will be closed to fishing on June 6 and June 7 in preparation for the kid's rodeo.  It will reopen at noon on June 7 after the rodeo.  Dockery Lake also will be closed to fishing on June 10 and 11 for the Senior Rodeo.  It will reopen at noon on June 11.

For more information call the U.S. Forest Service office in Blairsville (706-745-6928).