Did you hear about the rainbow trout Cut Bank's Justin Byers caught last Saturday? It weighed in a 9 pounds (!) and I'm NOT exaggerating. Justin caught this beauty from the boat up at Mission lake and I'll be mentioning Justin's feat this weekend on our "Old Fishing Hole" program on both KSEN AM and K 96 FM. There's a ton of fishing activity going on over the weekend here in north central Montana. Down in Fort Benton, the annual Spring Classic Fishing Derby kicks off tonight (Thursday) at 6:30 at the Front Street Levee and runs until 1 Sunday afternoon. $500 in prizes will be awarded for adults and children. Children also get the chance to win in the longest game fish category and prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and third place winners. More than 100 rod and reel combos will be given away as well. Funds raised will be donated to the Dedman Foundation Animal Shelter. Give Tommy Wilson a call at 406 621 5592 for more info on this "Fort Benton Fun Frolic. The Craig Caddis Fest kicks off at 2 this Saturday afternoon and there will be a parade, food vendors, children's activities, a barbecue contest and live music. The event is a fundraiser for the Craig Volunteer Fire Department. For more information, contact the fire department at 406 235 3424. Speaking of Craig...CRAIG Hallack is presenting a Walleye Fishing seminar at Missouri River Marine on Lower River Road in Great Falls Saturday afternoon beginning at 1 and the admission is FREE! We'll see you this weekend on the Old Fishing Hole...Grant Beep will be joining us from Browning, Bob Kovatch at Lake Francis-Valier, Dallas "Bait & Red Wing Shoes" Denter from Tiber, and Rovin' Don Groven at Fresno/Havre. As Craig Hallack told me this morning, "fishing is fun even if you don't catch anything. We'll let the fish decide"!