Good family fun was to be found at the 16th annual fish derby at the Blood Indian Reservior. Dorothy Dick shows off her 2nd place winning fish (pictured left) that won her a paddle boat (pictured right)
Another successful fish derby at the Blood Indian Reservoir on Sat. Jun. 3rd saw 186 participants atthe 16th annual derby hosted by the Youngstown Community Club.
It is always held the first Saturday in June and draws participants from across the province as well as locally.
The numbers were a bit down from previous years but the day turned out to be a very nice one considering the weather that moved through the area on Friday evening, a system that brought thunder and lightning, high wind, rain and even hail in some parts of the region.
At the Blood Indian Reservoir however, there was only wind and cooler temperatures reported.
The winners of this year’s event were: 1st place – Caleb Potter with a fish weighing in at 1.56 lbs.; 2nd place – Dorothy Dick with a fish weighing in at 1.49 lbs.
In third and fourth place were Sheila Nicholson and Darren Zielinski each bringing in a fish weighing 1.45 lbs.
The pick-a-prize selection included such items as an four passenger paddle boat, a tent, a floating cooler, lawn chairs, a movie basket, sunglasses, filleting knives, LED flashlight sets, as well as numerous other prizes.
Incidentally, after the derby had concluded, a lady brought a fish in to get weighed, just to confirm its weight and it was well over three lbs.
Apparently the big ones are still there to be caught.