COME HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE
What a 11th Annual Derby we had in May 2013. There were 437contestants and 172 boats on the water it was a really great Derby and we would like to thank every one of the fishermen and fisher women that took the time to come and enjoy the weekend.
Fishing was tough and they had to work for everyone. The weather was good, but not as warm as we would of like, but it was not raining or snowing at least. The winner was ShawnButler with a 7.14 lb. This is the smallest winner for the 11 years we have been doing the derby. The Kokanee are ooutstandng and we have never seen them this size. Coey George was the winner with a weight of 9.2 lbs with 20 Kokanee.
Everyone had a great time and got to see many friends from former Derbies here and on other lakes they all fish on. The ants were not fully in hatch like we like to see but there were some on the water, cool nights and crisp mornings had a lot to do with that. Everyone remembered the water conditions of last year and that was the main conversation. This year the water was 58 feet from full pool and rising fast. We had to split the marina do to the lower than we like water but it worked out fine.
Awards, prizes and money to the winners started and 3p.m. and ended just after 4p.m. We had 32 kids under the age of 15 and they all received gifts from us for coming and being a part of the Derby.
Vic Crace wife Sarah, kids Zack, Ale and Cody received our Mentorship award this year, this award is a $100's in cash, in memory of George Earle Sr. This award was started by his sons George and Steve. This is one of the best parts of this derby for us.
Congratulations to you all and we had a great time putting it on.
Thanks to everyone for participating in the Derby See you next year.......................
See you next year the weekend after Mother's Day like Always....................................
Winners left to right 1st Bob Wiley, 2nd Johansen, 3rd Chubb, 4th Kalb, 5th Hull, 6th Freimal
1st place Shawn Butler 7.14 lbs, 2nd Cody Fletcher 7.9 lbs, Lawrence Hoiland 7.3 lbs, Kevin Beck 6.11.4 lbs, 5th Jack Peterson 6.1.2 lb, 6th Tom Hill 6.9 lbs