The Cops and Bobbers Fishing Derby is designed to get kids hooked on fishing! This family-friendly event began in 2006 and is hosted by the Monmouth Police Department. It is usually held in May at Citizen's Lake, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., for ages 2-15. 2017 date TBA.

Citizen's Lake is divided each year for the derby. One section is stocked with channel catfish while the other section has hybrid bluegill.

Food and drinks are available for purchase at the event.

Participants are asked to bring their own fishing pole and bait if possible. (A few spares are available.) Please note: Anyone 16 years of age and older assisting needs to have a valid fishing license. 

Citizen's Lake is located on the west edge of Monmouth, at the intersection of Highway 34/67 Bypass and Highway 164.