New leader in fishing derby

Staff Reports Posted 3 August 2015 at 12:00 am

Day 2 of the Orleans County Fishing Derby brought changes to the leaderboard.

A 17-pound, 12-ounce lake trout caught by Mike Engle of Hamlin is the new leader in the derby, which started on Saturday and runs until Aug. 16. The angler who catches the biggest fish in the derby wins $4,000.

The leaderboard also includes a 14-pound brown trout caught by April Johnson of Rochester to lead that division.

The top lake trout include a 15-pounder caught by Jared Wise of Rochester, and a 14-pound, 1-ounce lake trout reeled in by Garrett Rusin of Brockport.

The derby is still waiting for its first fish in the Chinook salmon and rainbow trout divisions.

The derby gives out $8,800 in total prize money. Besides $4,000 for the biggest fish, the four division leaders each get $500, followed by $300 for second, $200 for third, $100 for fourth and $50 for fifth.

There is also a $200 prize to the Orleans County resident who catches the biggest fish.

The derby is sponsored by the Albion Rotary Club. Last year, a 27-pound, 7-ounce Chinook salmon won the derby.

For more on the derby, click here.