FLW Forrest Wood Cup Lunch Break Tailgate Party with pro anglers and The Dude – Photos

The Lunch Break Tailgate Party was Thursday at the Walmart Auto Center on Harbison Boulevard in Columbia.

Quaker State Pro Anglers Scott Canterbury, Matt Arey and Jimmy Houston talked fishing, met with fans and signed autographs.

The anglers talked about the values encompassed in the sport of fishing and educational opportunities associated with angling.

“I think that when you take kids out, you get kids involved in fishing at a very young age, they will always come back to that,” said Houston. “And they will learn out in the woods fishing and hunting different and (a) better set of morals and ethical values than they can learn anywhere else.”

Lots of kids who came out, too, and asked for advice about catching fish.

The event was sponsored by 94.3 The Dude and FLW Forrest Wood Cup.

The FLW Forrest Wood Cup Expo is going on all weekend at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Friday through Sunday.

Photos by Richard Skipper/Midlands Media Group