Last chance to reel in $4K grand prize in OC Fishing Derby

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 August 2017 at 11:34 am

The Orleans County Fishing Derby ends at 1 p.m. today with $8,800 in prizes available, including the $4,000 grand prize.

Keith Sheffield of Henrietta currently leads with a 30-pound, 9-ounce Chinoook salmon.

Other division leaders for $500 first place prizes include:

• Chinook salmon: 29 pounds, 10 ounces – Robert Giggey of Hartland, Maine.

• Rainbow trout/steelhead: 15 pounds, 14 ounces – Robert Griffith, Copley, Ohio.

• Brown trout: 14 pounds, 3 ounces – Bill Cole of Albion.

• Lake trout: 17 pounds, 10 ounces – Dan DeGeorge of Rochester.

Forest Miller of Holley is in the lead for the $200 bonus award given to the Orleans County resident who catches the biggest fish. Miller reeled in a 26-pound, 9-ounce Chinook.

The awards program for the derby, organized by the Albion Rotary Club, starts at 4 p.m. today at the Black North Inn.

To see the full leaderboard, click here.

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