Hooked On Fishing, Not On Drugs: annual event draws a crowd

Published 5:56 pm Friday, May 6, 2022

A crowd turned out for the annual Hooked On Fishing, Not On Drugs (HOFNOD) event held Tuesday evening. The Lincoln Patriot Bass Anglers also joined the fun this year.

HOFNOD is held annually at Cedar Creek Lake and is sponsored by Safe Communities, Operation UNITE and the Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce.

“It was a beautiful day for fishing,” said Andrea Miller, Chamber of Commerce Director. “We certainly appreciate the community support and everybody coming out to have such a wonderful time enjoying one of Lincoln County’s best assets.”

HOFNOD aims to get children interested in activities that do not involve drugs. Each year, children are provided fishing poles and bait and invited to fish off of the banks of Cedar Creek Lake.

Maddie Sims won first place with a 16 inch bass. Tyler Lear won the “most fish” contest with six fish. Tucker Simon and Jack Betack tied with 5.5 inch fish.

The grand prize fishing pole was donated by Pitman Creek.

Miller said the Patriot Bass Anglers were on hand to help assist with the day.