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Mike Dorkin helps his daughter Maddy with her fishing skills during Saturday's Sheriff's Activities League Annual Fishing Derby in Hart Park. She caught a fish a few minutes later in Mirror Lake.

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Anika Elizondo was one of the first to catch a nice sized trout out of MIrror Lake at Hart Park during the Sheriff's Activities League Annual Fishing Derby.

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Emilie Dorkin hugs her sister, Maddy, right, after she caught the trout Saturday in Hart Park during the annual Sheriff's Activities League Fishing Derby.

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Families had fun fishing together during the annual SAL Fishing Derby in Mirror Lake at Hart Park.

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The rain held out Saturday in Hart Park during the annual Sheriff's Activities League Fishing Derby.

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The shoreline was loaded with anglers Saturday during the annual fishing event put on by the Sheriff's Activities League.

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The annual SAL fishing derby at Hart Park brought out several hundred to toss their fishing lines into Mirror Lake for the derby.

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Scott and Tyler Hall.

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John Reed, Dale Franks, Josh Franks, right.

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Mark, Vincent and Justine Hernandez.

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Front row: Ellen Warren, Cornell Warren IV, Peggi Warren. Back row: Cornell Warren III, Janice Wages, and Anthyony McKnight, right.

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Daniel Farris, left, and Daniel Farris.

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Maddy Dorkin, Emilie Dorkin, Mya Churchill, right. Back row: Mike Dorkin and Eddie Childs.

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Henry Castaneda and Jennifer Barthel.

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Jessica Preal and Christopher Ybarra.

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Chauncey Ybarra and Joyce Preal.

Families and friends had a chance for some quality time Saturday at the Sheriff's Activities League Annual Fishing Derby.

Held at Mirror Lake at Hart Park, proceeds from the derby benefit the Kern County Sheriff's Activities League and its programs for area youth.

Californian photographer Casey Christie shares these images from the morning.