Trout Derby a success

  • May. 21, 2008 8:00 a.m.

Submitted by Sandspit Rod & Gun Club–The Sandspit Rod & Gun Club’s annual Mosquito Lake Trout Derby was held Sunday May 18 with a little less than ideal conditions. A bit chilly, breezy and cloudy, however the weather didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the fisher-kids and guides (parents). With about 50 determined participants there were plenty of fish to weigh and create some keen competition in some of the age brackets.A good turnout and a pretty full camp ground for those making it the first summer weekend of outdoor adventure. The campfire at the scale was well attended and the provided hotdogs and marshmallows were eagerly roasted. The cold drinks probably not as enjoyable on this day.The Derby stories for this year have to do with the Derby organizer being too organized and left the hot dogs and buns in Sandspit and had to make a return trip so that the Derby was completely successful. Thanks to Alvilda for holding down the fort while this took place. The other story involves Michael Berg’s guide (Bill B) who took a lake bath on Saturday and on Sunday. Della said the bath didn’t hurt but he didn’t need to do the laundry as well.Biggest Fish: Michael Berg , 2 lbs 03 oz.Under 6: David Putterill 1lb 06 oz.6 & 7 yr.:Christine Salanski 2lbs 02 oz.8 & 9 yr.: Keiana Die Bold 1 lb 08 oz.10 & 11 yr.: No Entry 12 to 15 yr.: Joey Kennedy 0 lbs 09 oz.16 & older Kelly Newbold 2 lbs 12 oz.Youngest Fisher: Riley Brady 2 yr. 0 lbs 04 oz.Special thanks to K. Foote Cont. and Kelly Parker for the fishing gear prizes for the winners. Thanks to all participants for making this a safe and enjoyable event again this year.

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