Trout Derby great

  • May. 25, 2011 8:00 a.m.

Submitted by Sandspit Rod & Gun Club–It takes a community, and once again all the elements came together to produce a great opportunity for families and kids to camp out and do some fishing at Mosquito Lake. The Sandspit Rod and Gun Club provided the scales, trophies and food for the day’s activities. The weather was good, the roads got graded (thanks Pete), SuperValu #43 provided last minute supplies (thanks Dean). West Coast Resorts donated cups (thanks Ann) and Alvilda (thanks, thanks), provided rice squares, watermelon and wrote down names, ages, and fish weights to keep track of it all.Of course a fishing event produces stories that bear repeating. Jack and Wayne started their discussion long before the derby started. Jack in his new vessel the MV Jolly Jack caught a nice fish and made sure Wayne was well aware. Wayne, who wasn’t having much luck, tried the new lure and promptly caught the bigger fish, right in view of Jack. Is there a penalty for gloating?The kids and their guides (parents) were doing well too. Reports of big fish getting away and the odd one that broke off. The big fish was caught by last year’s winner and is the first repeat in many years. The best turnout of kids and families (fishers and non-fishers) in quite a few years.Derby results5 yrs. and under Justin Robinson 2 lb 06 oz.6 & 7 yrs. Kayla Brady 1lb 06 oz.8 & 9 yrs. Brett Servatius 2 lb 01 oz.10 & 11 yrs. Christine Salanski 1lb 01 oz.12 To 15 yrs. Brayden Belton 0 lb 15 oz.15 and older Wayne Schadt 2 lb 06 oz.Biggest Fish Carter Olson 2 lb 09 oz.A great turnout and derby and hope to see you all next year. And as Hannibal said at the end of each episode, ‘I love it when the plan comes together’!