Derby participants brave cold
While the numbers were drastically down from previous years, Ted Hentchell of Top O’Lake Sport Shop, organizer of the 28th annual tournament, said it was an enthusiastic crowd that gathered to see how their catch measured up with the competition Sunday.
In the end, Savannah White claimed the top prize of the two-day event. White hauled in a 20-inch 3-pound walleye just before day break on Saturday to claim the top prize of $120.
The Powell brothers Tyler and Chris won the kids’ contest. Both pulled in their winning catch at 11 a.m., as time was running out in the contest.
First place, Savannah White, 20 inches; 3 pounds, 1 ounce. $120 prize.
Second Place, Dan Hoholik, 19 inches; 2 pounds, 9 ounces. $100 prize.
Third Place, Jason White, 18 1/4 inches; 2 pounds, six ounces. $75 prize.
Fourth Place, Everett Wood, 16 1/16 inches; 1 pounds, 14 ounces. $40 prize.
First Place, Chris Snyder; 12 3/4 inches, one pound, 1 ounce. $120 prize.
Second Place, Ryan Weber; 12 1/2 inches, 15 ounces. $100 prize.
Third Place, Homer Joslin; 12 3/8 inches, 1 pound. $75 prize.
Fourth Place, Brent Savage; 11 3/4 inches, 12 ounces. $40 prize.
Fifth Place, Melissa Hawthorne; 10 7/8 inches, 11 ounces. $20 prize.
Kids Perch Winners
First Place, Tyler Powell; 10 inches, 8 ounces.
Second Place, Chris Powell; 9 1/2 inches, 7 ounces.