Sun and smiles at Kids Fishing Derby
LONG LAKE — The Long Lake Kids Fishing Derby was held on Saturday at the Long Lake causeway overlooking Jennings Park Pond. More than 46 children through age 15 registered for the event.
The Long Lake Fish and Game Club and the town of Long Lake had stocked Jennings Park Pond with trout provided by Avery’s Fish Hatchery. In addition to the rainbow and brook trout, two Golden Trout were stocked as part of the coveted catch.
A variety of sunfish, perch and trout were weighed in by Garrett Clark. Master of ceremonies and Fish and Game Club volunteer Jim Waite collected prizes and coordinated the event, garnering more than $800 worth of in prizes and donations from businesses in the community. Volunteers Jim Swedberg and Marty Furlong handled grill duty, serving up hot dogs and hamburgers to all the participants. Bruce Jennings helped get the grill and tent to the staging area provided by Another Paradise Cove.
No one caught the Golden Trout, so the prize money is up for grabs. If someone catches a Golden Trout, call Bruce Jennings at the Long Lake Fish and Game Club at 518-624-2145.
Winners by age category
1. Silas Thompson, 11.75-inch trout
2. Landon Salvia, 10.25- inch trout
3. S.J. Hosley, 9.75-inch trout
1. Rosie Delehanty, 13-inch trout
2. Axel Lewis, 11.5-inch trout
3. Carole Tulley, 11.25-inch trout
1. Sye Fisher, 13.25-inch trout
2. (tie) Stephen LaPlant, 12.5-inch trout
2. (tie) Griffin Farr, 12.5-inch trout
3. Pailin Hample, 12.75-inch