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Hundreds of people huddle around the banks of a shallow creek with fishing rods.
Information icon Hatchery Creek during the Catch a Rainbow Fishing Derby. Photo by Alex Hoover, USFWS.

33rd annual Catch a Rainbow Kids Fishing Rodeo


Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:00 - Saturday, June 1, 2019 12:00 CDT


What began as a small event in 1986 has now blossomed into one of the largest events of its kind in the country. This year’s 33rd Annual Catch A Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery.

Designed as a way to get kids outdoors and connected to fishing, this event provides an opportunity for families to have fun with a rod and reel. Last year’s event included approximately 1,200 participating children. Support and planning for the event came from generous donations of time and aid from more than 100 volunteers and more than 100 sponsors. The event offers fishing, prizes, trophies, food, and much more at no charge.


Registration will take place the day of the event, all participants must register at least 30 minutes in advance.


Lots of prizes, fishing assistance available.

Fishing times

Time Age
9:00 – 10:00 5 – 6
10:15 – 11:15 7 – 8
11:30 – 12:30 9 – 10
12:45 – 1:45 11 -12
2:00 – 3:00 13 -15


50 Kendall Road Jamestown, KY 42629


Participants should bring their own fishing rod and tackle. Rods and bait will only be provided for the ages 1-4 kiddie pool.

Event flyer

A flyer for the event; all information is included on this page


  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Price Less Foods
  • Innovative Business Concepts
  • Christian Appalachian Project
  • Hubbard’s Outdoor Products, Etc.
  • First National Bank
  • Lalalucyblue
  • Lake Country Outdoors
  • Keystone Foods
  • Wal-Mart of Somerset
  • Wal-Mart of Glasgow
  • Wal-Mart of Columbia
  • Somerset Ice Company
  • City of Russell Springs
  • South KY RECC
  • Monticello Banking Company
  • McDonalds of Russell Springs
  • Pepsi
  • Save A Lot
  • Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
  • Lake Cumberland State Dock
  • Bank of Jamestown
  • Zebco Brands
  • Russell County Board of Education


(270) 343-3797

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