2014-07-31 / Sports

Manistique Sport Fishing Club hosts successful derby

MANISTIQUE – Dodging rain and thunderstorms, 237 anglers left Port Manistique in search of a fish that would earn them the top prize of $3,000 last weekend. Now in its 29th year, the Manistique Sport Fishing Club Salmon and Trout Derby ended Sunday with more than a few smiling faces.

Jim Mattson of Munising was one of these faces. He went home $3,000 richer after hauling in a 36.5 inch salmon, weighing 24.31 pounds Sunday.

Alan Dalgord claimed the top prize in the trout division with his 35-inch, 21.05-pound catch. The strike earned him $2,000 for two days of work.

With an 80 percent payout of all registration fees, the remaining winners were:

Salmon winners

First place $3,000: Jim Mattson, 36.5 inches, 24.31 pounds.

Second place $711: Brett Tallman, Manistique, 36.75 inches, 23.11 pounds.

Third place $568.80: Josh Bosanic, Manistique, 38 inches, 22.73 pounds.

Four place $426.60: Todd Miller, 36 inches, 22.37, pounds.

Fifth place $331.80: Roger Kramers, 35 inches, 21.05 pounds.

Sixth place $237: Brian Helgemo, Escanaba, 35.5 inches, 20.65 pounds.

Seventh place $189.60: Scott DeKeyser, Cooks, 35.25 inches, 19.96 pounds.

Trout winners

First place $2,000: Alan Dalgord, 31.5 inches, 12.33 pounds.

Second place $568.80: Sean Feneley, 30.75 inches, 10.57 pounds.

Third place $474: James Norenberg, 29.5 inches, 9.79 pounds.

Fourth place $379.20: Rodney Popour, Manistique, 30 1/2 inches, 9.76 pounds.

Fifth place $284.40: Neikko Turek, Manistique, 29 inches, 9.20 pounds.

Sixth place $189.60: Shane Dobis, Bay City, 28.75 inches, 9.13 pounds.

Seventh place $142.20: Steve Nagy, Appleton, 29 inches, 9.07 pounds.

Three days of pre-fishing, started on Monday and served as a kick-off to the event with the following individuals placing first through third respectively:

Monday - Darren LaFoille, 15.30 pounds; Paul Weber, 14.87 pounds; Billy Burns, 14.11 pounds.

Tuesday - Jason Jack, 10.28; Paul Weber, 8.66 pounds; Mike Skaritt, 8.43 pounds.

Wednesday - Mike Skarritt, 21.98 pounds; Scott DeKeyser, 19.89; Don St. John, 18.86

While the committee works at wrapping up this year’s event, plans are already in motion for next year’s tournament.

For more information on the derby, call Brett Tallman at (906) 286-0234 or Nick Benedetto at (906) 286-0293.

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