Southwest Louisiana is Sportsman's Paradise and what do people in the area like to do? Go fishing!  The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's office is hosting a special youth fishing derby at the end of the month geared toward kids 15 and under.

The youth fishing derby will be held Saturday, May 30, from 6:00 a.m to 9:00 a.m. at the CPSO Farm Pond behind the Calcasieu Correctional Center at 5400 E. Broad Street.

It is open to kids 15 years of age or younger.  The Sheriff's office is asking for people planning to attend to bring their own fishing gear, bait, and a cooler to bring their fish home. The CPSO will furnish refreshments. The youth fishing derby is free to all kids 15 and under and youth groups are welcome.

For more information, please call 491-3621, 491-3851 or 494-4520.