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Trout fishing derby kicks off in Cedar Rapids

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Saturday was a sure sign of spring - even though it was a bit chilly outside.

The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation along with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources held its annual trout fishing derby.

Iowa's lakes are too warm to support a year-round trout life cycle, so the DNR  released about two-thousand trout at the Prairie Park Fishery for people to catch a few.

DNR leaders say they released 1,800 rainbow trout and 200 brook.

"Well I think it's neat," said fisher Patti Schuller. "Especially for kids and stuff. I think it's a really neat thing they do that. They're out there with their moms and dads."

About 100 people dropped a line.

Anyone who caught one of the 200 brook trout received a prize.

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