If you want a great place to take the kids or grandkids fishing, try the new city lake at Overbrook, an eight-acre jewel located in the northeast corner of the city limits.
The lake will open at 9 a.m. on May 11 with a fishing clinic and a fishing derby for youths ages 2 to16. The lake will open to the public after a ribbon-cutting at 11:30 a.m.
Anglers will be asked to purchase a city fishing permit before using the lake. Permits will be sold at Casey's, O'Bryhim's and at City Hall.
Boats without motors will be allowed and only channel catfish over 15 inches will be legal this year. Other species will be included in the creel in 2003. Night fishing will be illegal.
Overbrook City Lake is rated one of the top channel catfish lakes in the state by Wildlife and Parks.
The lake is also stocked with channel catfish, largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, wipers and sunfish. Also, the lake has two automatic fish feeders, five fishing piers, two islands, a boat ramp and an aeration system.