30-pounder now leads OC Fishing Derby
There is a new leader in the Orleans County Fishing Derby after a 30-pound, 9-ounce Chinook salmon was caught on Saturday. Keith Sheffield on Henrietta now is the leader. If no one catches a bigger fish, he wins the $4,000 grand prize on Aug. 20.
The leaderboard is filling up in the derby, which includes $8,800 in prizes. The four divisions winners all get $500.
The division leaders include:
• Salmon Division – 29 pounds, 10 ounces, Robert Giggey of Hartland, Maine
• Rainbow Trout/Steelhead Division – 13 pounds, 0 ounces, Rhonda Daigle of Canaan, Maine
• Brown Trout Division – 12 pounds, 12 ounces, Jason Grager of Lyndonville
• Lake Trout Division – 17 pounds, 10 ounces, Dan DeGeorge of Rochester
Joseph Sullivan of Albion also is in the lead for the Bonus Award of $200 given to the Orleans County resident who catches the biggest fish. He reeled in a Chinook that weighed 22 pounds, 7 ounces.
The prizes will be handed out during an awards ceremony at 4 p.m. on Aug. 20. The program will be at the Black North Inn.
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