NEAR SALIX, Iowa (KCAU) – A group of Siouxland anglers hoping to enjoy the great outdoors got their kicks through a special fishing tournament.
Over at Browns Lake near Salix, the Oxbow Bandits hosted their first bass fishing tournament of the year.
Roughly 30 participants came out to try and catch the biggest bass for a cash prize but for organizers, they told KCAU 9 events like these are about passing on the fun to the next generation.
“First and foremost we just want them to have fun and more than anything we want them to want to come back to do this again. You see it so often these days where you can’t get devices out of these kids hands so anytime that you can get them outside and actually doing something, I think that’s a win for everyone,” said Andy Erwin, OxBow Bandits Bass Club.
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