The young anglers caught bluegills, yellow perch and catfish. Some entered a casting contest. Others created their own fish ink t-shirts. There was also a fish tattoo and coloring station Smokey Bear attended. Awards were presented to the winners of the casting and big fish contests. All anglers and parents were treated to a hot dog cookout following the derbies. These events would not have been possible without the support of numerous sponsors including the Friends of Shawnee, Friends of Turkey Bayou, Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation, NPAA, FAF, Shawnee National Forest staff, and several local businesses and residents.
After the two derbies, each of the participants received a Future Pro shirt thanks to the NPAA and a fishing rod/reel combo provided by the Future Angler Foundation in addition to goodie bags filled with useful fishing information.