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07-24-2008, 09:46 AM
Just a neat little story, I thought I would share.


Kody Muse, age 3, of Redding, caught a digitally weighed 21.88 pound brown trout after a five minute fight Saturday afternoon using a worm and 6 pound test at the Mt. Shasta Fish Hatchery’s Kids’ Fishing Day. *
His father, Tony, said, “Kody was so excited, and the fish was so big that he busted the net.”
“I was excited,” Kody himself said. “We caught a monster trout!”
When asked if he was scared reeling in such a lunker, Kody shook his head and shouted, “No!” Tony plans to have the massive fish mounted for his son.
Monty Currier, associate fishery biologist for the California Department of Fish and Game, said the purpose of Kids’ Fishing Day is to, “Try to get kids into being outdoors and appreciating nature.” Kids’ Fishing Day has been an area staple for 18 years.
At the southeast pond, Jerome Walker of McCloud watched his daughters Niyazmine, age 9, and Alisha, age 4, cast their lines and wait for bites. By early afternoon, they hadn’t had any luck. But neither girl seemed disappointed and Niyazmine said it was just as fun to fish as spend time with her dad.
Wildlands Program Volunteer Cheryl Pike said 749 kids participated in Saturday’s free event. “It’s a blast,” Pike said. “It’s fun talking to the kids, watching their faces. A couple from the Bay Area happened onto it with their kids and they asked if they could just go and look. I asked them, ‘Why would you just want to go and look when you can fish?’ So they took their kids and fished and they had a great time.”
The next Kids’ Fishing Day will be held on Saturday Aug. 16 from 9-3, with free bait and some free loaner tackle available. Contact the Fish Hatchery, 3 Old Stage Road, 530-926-2215 for more information.

07-24-2008, 09:50 AM
Cool story and photo! That's one he'll never forget. :o ;D :o

07-24-2008, 10:00 AM
That is a cool story. Can you say" New Fisherman for life"

07-24-2008, 10:14 AM
If that doesn't get him hooked for life, I don't know what will.Great fish. ;)

07-24-2008, 10:38 AM
Very nice. Just wanted to point out that trout is a rainbow, not a brown.

07-24-2008, 10:56 AM
No, it's a brown.

07-24-2008, 11:03 AM
Wow, that kid is ruined.


07-24-2008, 11:08 AM
No, it's a brown.

OK, fooled me.

07-24-2008, 11:24 AM
Wow, :o
Did they strap him down to his chair so the darn thing wouldn't pull him in for a swim?
That kid just outdid me and probably 80 % or more of the guys on the forum for their personal best fish, and he is only 3. Now he gets to spends the rest of his life chasing after a bigger fish... ::)
Sounds like a nice time, nice to show the little ones what it can be like outside away from the TV and video games.


07-24-2008, 11:33 AM
that fish is awesome... it looks heavier than the kid. WOW. can't wait for 1 more year so my son can give it a try up there. i have a rod or two for him already. my grandma volunteers for those free kids days. she's always tellin me that my son will out do my personal best on one of those days. great story and pic.


07-24-2008, 11:38 AM
was it a planter?? that kid wont remember that hes not runied, he's 3 yrs old! who can remember anything at 3?

07-24-2008, 12:09 PM
Very nice. Hope the sniffer picks up the picture for the paper.

07-24-2008, 01:03 PM
Hook 'em BIG...Hook 'em for LIFE!!
Thank you so much for sharing this and putting a smile on my face today!!!

Nothing even comes close to seeing that picture!!! :o :) :) :)


Your story tells what "kids day" is all about, fish or no fish, but OH BOY!, WHAT A FISH!!! ;D :o

And what perfect daddy/son SMILES!!!!!!! :D ;D

07-24-2008, 03:02 PM
That Brown has to be a record in the three year old category! :o *His smile tells the story. he's hooked for life. 8-)

07-24-2008, 03:53 PM
Thats just awsome. I love the shirt, my sons have the same shirt too.

07-24-2008, 04:57 PM
I still remember my first fish when I was about his age. It was a 3 inch long female bluegill with almost no markings on it. He probably will remember it for the rest of his life if hes anything like me.

Captain Compassion
07-24-2008, 05:18 PM
Ah to be three again. Nice fish and story. Thank you.


07-24-2008, 09:19 PM
that story made me smile, thanks!

07-24-2008, 10:49 PM
holy cow! :o ;D thats one huge brown, 4lbs 9oz away from holding state record, thats one nice fish, 6lbs test too, amazing ;D

07-25-2008, 06:57 AM
That is a beauty!!!!!!! Way to go!!!!! *;D[smiley=angling.gif]

07-25-2008, 07:49 AM
this was held at the hatchery? so its a planter?

07-25-2008, 07:59 AM
That's amazing! What a shame though to have caught the biggest trout of your life right at the start of your fishing career and he may not even remember it later apart from the photos (hope you got lots of those for him and perhaps some video too!).

07-25-2008, 08:04 AM
Only one work for that: Awesome!

07-25-2008, 08:31 AM
That is just plain awesome to see the looks on their faces. Puts everything about this sport in perspective.

The bottom half of dad's shorts are wet. Something tells me that when the net broke, he wasn't gonna let that pig get away from his son. Good job! :)

07-25-2008, 11:24 AM
this was held at the hatchery? so its a planter?


The kid won't care and neither will his dad. Great to hear its going on the wall. Wow, what a beauty.

07-25-2008, 11:41 AM
Its all over for that little tyke, hooked for life what a great story. He's younger than all of us and already beat us out for biggest fish ;D.....well except for weez maybe 8-). Very Cool story

Brad "Hunkfisher"


07-25-2008, 12:48 PM
Great job to Kody. Must be a thrill for his dad too.

07-25-2008, 01:36 PM
OAH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That thing is a freakish monster. :o

07-25-2008, 03:15 PM
was it a planter?? that kid wont remember that hes not runied, he's 3 yrs old! who can remember anything at 3?

That's a fish you would remember from the womb.

What an incredible story. Kody doesn't loo TOO proud does he?

Thanks for sharing,

07-25-2008, 05:12 PM
You won,t have to worry about that kid stealing or spraying grafitti when he get,s older. Very nice.

07-31-2008, 11:20 AM
Hatchery , born and raised!

07-31-2008, 11:25 AM
planter, doesnt count then ;)

07-31-2008, 11:29 AM
WOW!!!! I just came across this thread for the first time. Look at the tail on that thing, you can't even tell its a planter. That little guy caught a bigger brown at 3 than most of us will ever catch!

It is certainly worth a good detailed mount.

8-) 8-)

07-31-2008, 04:43 PM
.. they only go for bigger and bigger fish..I'll bet he get's a state or world record some day... Great catch kiddo ! *good job daddy.. :)

07-31-2008, 09:45 PM
Very nice. *Just wanted to point out that trout is a rainbow, not a brown.
that is a brown for sure!!!! got that kid started the right way!! I guess he will have to go for salmon or bigger know! thats if we ever get to fish for salmon again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

08-01-2008, 04:04 AM
right on, fishing buddy for life there.


08-01-2008, 05:24 AM
My guess is it's not a "hatchery" fish but rather one capitalizing on the menu served up by the hatchery. The hatchery fish would be a mere snack for the one [smiley=yikes.gif]

08-01-2008, 04:32 PM
That hatchery in Mt. Shasta has some HUGE fish. They are mostly Eagle lake strain. They even have two ten pound albino rainbows. They have a pond in the back that is full of monsters, just for the kids. :)

08-02-2008, 04:35 PM
The pond out back is where this thing came from, on a "kids free fishing day" at the hatchery.

08-02-2008, 07:56 PM
Kody, you da man! Nice net job Pops. Bet you didnt plan on bringing a bigger net. Way to cool ;) Nice job guys regardless were that fish came from. Matty

08-03-2008, 10:12 AM
Like the man said, no matter where it came from that boy will remember that fish for the rest of his life. Very cool!

08-03-2008, 10:28 AM
Like the man said, no matter where it came from that boy will remember that fish for the rest of his life. *Very cool!

It's a picture of a proud father and a happy kid with a huge fish. You can bet that's all that matters to the kid and as was said, he's set the bar pretty high right from the start. ;) 8-)

08-03-2008, 05:09 PM
THATS A PLAN OL' BIG FATTY BROWN. no mistaken on that. nice pic, nice fish, and best of all NICE MEMORY. way to go lil man.

08-04-2008, 06:36 AM
His first grandchildren story!
I can hear it already...
Great job!!!

08-05-2008, 08:09 AM
That is an amazing fish. That kid is a fisherman for life! He may not have a life or family because he will be hunting for fish that big!

Awesome job!