LITTLE ROCK Ark.; (KTHV)-- All the fathers out there are hopefully enjoying their special day. Although it's hot outside, families decided to spend father's day at Wildwood Park's fishing event. Around a hundred people came out to Wildwood Park in West Little Rock to spend some time reeling in fish from Swan Lake.
Nine Year old Alexandra Walker and her Sister Victoria are spending some time with their dad, doing his favorite past time. "We cooked him breakfast and came here." Scott Walker says Sunday takes him back to when he was a child spending time with his father. "I would try to do all the fishing and especially if we used live bait, and he would spend 80 percent of his time working and very little time fishing and a lot of work." Now the tables have turn. They along with several other families made their way out to Wildwood park to do some fishing for father's day.
"We just really wanted to open up Swan Lake, it's the one time of a year we do this so the fish are really hungry and jumping there are brim and bass in the lake." Rachael Lukemire works with Wildwood Park and says Father's Day is the only time they open the lake for fishing. She says it gives families time to have fun outdoors.
On the other side of Swan Lake, Jacob Craven and his dad caught more than 20 fish, they try to fish together as much as possible; Craven says his dad taught him everything he knows. "He usually teaches me about what types of colors to use and what types of baits to use in the right areas."
The fishing wrapped up around 5. This is the second year of the event; Wildwood hopes it becomes a new tradition for them. The park also hosted a derby for the biggest fish and most fish caught.