A beautiful day to fish in Viola
Saturday, Sept. 6 was a beautiful day to fish in Viola. Seventy-five children showed up at Keith Bloomfield's pond to participate in the fishing derby which was part of the Viola Threshers Reunion.
You are never too young to start as 17-month old Isiah Hengl proved when he caught a nine pound, five ounce catfish in the closing minutes of the contest.
It was just his second time fishing but the 23-pound youngster will remember the day for the rest of his life, or at least his mother will.
Hengl, formerly of Viola, came back from his new home in Galesburg to be a part of the fishing derby.
Other winners were: Ryan Sackfield, smallest fish; Sierra Orozco, biggest fish (6-8); Collin Pitman, biggest fish (9-11) and Chelsey Crippen, biggest fish,(12-14).