Pa. woman takes the lead in OC Fishing Derby

Staff Reports Posted 12 August 2014 at 12:00 am

A Pennsylvania woman has caught the biggest fish so far in the Orleans County Fishing Derby. Debbie Murphy of New Albany is the new leader of the derby with a 27-pound, 7-ounce Chinook.

The derby continues until Sunday with $4,000 the grand prize. There are $8,800 in prizes for fish in the top five of four divisions. The Albion Rotary Club runs the derby.

Bill Magee of Northwood, Ohio leads the Salmon Division with a 26-pound, 13-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 David Johnson of Rochester with a 17-pound, 6-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.