The SCDNR, in conjunction with Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, and Nelson Jackson Company, is hosting a free youth fishing rodeo this weekend at the Sayebrook Pond in Socastee. The Socastee Youth Fishing Rodeo is open to all anglers 15 and younger, along with their adult guardians.

Adults who are serving as guardians are also allowed to fish. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own fishing equipment, along with bait. For catfish, event organizers are suggesting anglers bring hotdogs or chicken livers. They suggest bringing crickets and worms for bream, and your favorite artificial lures for bass. Anglers can also bring minnows to use as bait. 

Each angler is limited to keeping five catfish. Anglers can either register online, by phone (803-737-8483), or at the site. Any questions can be directed to the SCDNR’s Horry office at 800-922-5431.