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Lake Toho Fishing Derby

Last week, the FLW Tour pros brought in HUGE bags of fish at the FLW Tour event on Lake Toho in central Florida. The participants of the FLW Foundation Unified Fishing Derby did not disappoint with their catches either.

On Saturday, nearly 50 youth hit the banks of Big Toho Marina in pursuit of numbers of fish that would give them the overall win. Many worms, crickets and lures were tossed around the grass lines, and it wasn’t long before the fish started coming ashore.

Like many of our derbies, we had some participants catch their very first fish. The Kid Caster rods continued to get a workout throughout the two-hour derby as the local marina fish proved to love the DMF nightcrawlers. At the end of the day, it was Isabelle and Bailey that took top honors for the weekend. They both took home some awesome FLW Foundation trophies for their catches!

 

 

The FLW Foundation hosts Unified Fishing Derbies at all of the FLW Tour and Costa FLW Series events throughout the season. If you would like to learn more about when a derby is coming close to your town, check out the calendar of events.

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