'Hooked on Fishing'
Apr 27, 2018 @ 3:00PM - Apr 28, 2018 @ 3:00PM
The Greater Maple Valley - Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Maple Valley Rotary and the City of Maple Valley, presents the 16th annual celebration of "Hooked On Fishing" Opening Day Trout Season on Lake Wilderness! The fun begins at 3pm on Friday afternoon with tent camping in Lake Wilderness Park. The fishing derby and Rotary breakfast begin at 12:01am (MIDNIGHT - that's right!) concluding at noon on Saturday.
The event includes the trout derby with prizes for almost everyone (derby ticket $2) and the tagged fish derby ($5 ticket must be purchased prior to midnight on Friday). Fish school for young anglers 9 and under opens at 6am on the dock. Maple Valley Rotary also fires up the grill for hamburgers and hot dogs at 5pm Friday night.
For this once a year event, the City is allowing limited overnight tent camping in The Park for derby participants only. (NO RV's -parking is limited to one space per participant! Additional boat trailer parking will be available at the Maple Valley Community Center) Campers will be able to register and set up campsites beginning at 3pm on Friday evening.
Tagged Fish Ticket sales begin in early April at these selected locations:
- BECU in the Maple Valley Town Square
- Johnsons Home & Garden
- Maple Valley Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce
- Wilderness Auto Service & Chevron in Wilderness Village
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday -April 27
|3 pm||Camping In The Park, BECU tent|
|All Trout Derby Tickets On Sale|
|5-9 pm||Hot Dogs & Hamburgers on sale by Maple Valley Rotary|
|6-7 pm||Fun & Games with Team Fred Meyer|
|7-8pm||Big Fish Tales on the Beach - Story Time presented by THS Interact Club|
|Dusk||Outdoor Movie "Finding Nemo" sponsored by Black Diamond Maple Valley Kiwanis Club|
|Midnight||Tagged Fish Tickets Close|
Saturday - April 28
|12:01 am||Derby Starts|
|Maple Valley Rotary Breakfast until 11:30am|
|6:00 am||Fish School at the Fish Pen Opens, 9 yrs, and under - sponsored by Maple Valley Vision Clinic|
|Free 'Fins & Grins' photo Op sponsored by RE/Max Select Real Estate - Tina McDonough & Cody McDonough|
|11:30 am||$2 Tickets Sales Close|
|Derby ends must be in line for Weigh-In|
|NOON||Awards sponsored by Les Schwab|
|3:00 pm||Campground Closes: Park closes at dusk|
When & WhereApr 27, 2018 @ 3:00PM - Apr 28, 2018 @ 3:00PM
LocationLake Wilderness Park
Maple Valley, WA