WAITE PARK -- Despite the cold and gloomy weather, kids broke out their rods, and tackle boxes at Rock Island Park Pond to join in the kids fishing contest.

The contest was the start of Waite Parks Family Fun Fest that began today and will go until June 15th.

The event was free to all children ages 2-12, with prizes awarded to ones who caught the biggest fish.

Waite Park Family Fun Fest will have activities all throughout the week. If you want to know more about the upcoming events this week visit the Waite Park City page, and look for the Family Fun Fest link.

Here are a few pictures of today's Kids Fishing Contest

Looking on to see if she caught a winner (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
So excited they caught a fish (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Waiting for a bite (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
So proud of her catch (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Looking at their catch (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Finding the perfect worm (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)