Another change atop the OC Fishing Derby

Staff Reports Posted 8 August 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – The sun is close to setting last evening over Lake Ontario in Barker.

There is a new leader of the Orleans County Fishing Derby after a 26-pound, 13-ounce Chinook was caught on Thursday.

Bill Magee of Northwood, Ohio, is the new leader of the derby and its $4,000 prize for the biggest fish.

Edward Kowalski of Scottsville leads the Salmon Division with a 26-pound, 1-ounce Chinook.

Other leaders include Destiny Bickel of Burt with an 18-pound, 11-ounce brown trout; Mike Schaeffer of Sligo, Pa., with a 14-pound, 1-ounce rainbow trout; and April Johnson of Rochester with a 16-pound, 4-ounce lake trout.

Heather Saeva of Albion is in the lead for the bonus prize given to the Orleans County resident who catches the biggest fish. She caught a 23-pound, 15-ounce Chinook.

The Albion Rotary Club will give away $8,800 in prizes with the derby, which continues until Aug. 17.