Here’s the 2018 Derby winners at yesterday’s Award’s Ceremony held at the Lake George American Legion Post 374. We had a great turnout this year and gave away some nice door prizes including a Garmin fishfinder/GPS unit. Thanks to all the entrants and especially the volunteers who make this event possible and grow every year. We are looking forward to the 2019 Derby.
Day one of the 2018 King George Fishing Derby is in the books, one more day to go. We weighed in lots of bass today, both large and smallmouth in both Divisions. The trolling side was pretty slow, with only one laker weighed in over the 27″ limit in the Adult Division and no salmon over 21″. For the second year after moving from mid-July to September, we had warm weather… and the boat traffic that comes with it. Both made for tougher fishing, along with inconsiderate boaters that can’t seem to stay away from people trying to fish, plenty of water out there to go way around. We had a few issues with the new online Leaderboard but everything has been fixed and all of today’s catches have been posted, so check them out. Good Luck tomorrow everyone, fishing is from 6am to 2pm and weigh stations close at 2:30pm. The Award’s Ceremony will start at 4pm at Lake George American Legion Post 374.
The Warren County Conservation Council is also a regular sponsor, again they have donated $180 in gift cards from The Foothills Sportsman in Hudson Falls for Junior prizes. Thanks.
Fish307.com has been a generous sponsor every year we have had the King George Derby. For the 4th year in a row they have donated $1000 in gift cards to be used as Junior Division prizes. Thanks again for your support.
The Outdoorsman Sport Shop in Diamond Point has donated a bait bucket for the door prize raffle.
The Orvis Store in Lake George has donated this nice fishing pack that we will award as a door prize, valued at $100.
The Derby is almost here and we have been busy getting ready, especially with the new online registration and leaderboard. If you are registered, be sure to check in on Friday, September 14 from 4-8pm at the Lake George American Legion Hall. You will pick up Derby packets, T-shirts if you registered early… plus get some food and a beverage on us. We will also have T-shirts available for purchase.
We will be using a new tournament management program this year that will allow us to add a real-time online leaderboard. That means entrants will be able to check the current standings for all divisions and categories from their phones, if a fish isn’t big enough to place they can keep fishing and hopefully release a fish that won’t be eligible for a prize. The management program also will take care of online registrations and we will enter all others including the last ones at Check-in on Friday September 14 from 4-8pm. With all entrants in the system, the weigh in process should go more smoothly and speed things up. Results will be automatically tabulated and updated, lessening the chance for errors and will make things easier for the volunteers involved.
The King George Fishing Derby committee has decided to lower the minimum size for landlocked salmon from 22″ to 20″ for the 2018 event. Since most people keep legal salmon to eat, and they are a stocked fish, a lower limit should not have an effect on the population. Last year no salmon were entered despite some nice ones that were out there, the warm weather we experienced after a couple weeks that were colder than normal didn’t help.
The final results have been tabulated and we just had a great Award’s Ceremony at the LG American Legion, gave out lots of prizes to the winners and lucky door prize winners.
Brian Squires 5.75lbs 23.00″ LG
Scott Erwin 4.73lbs 20.00″ B
Bernie Lindo 4.33lbs 19.75″ B
William Freeman 3.76lbs 19.50″ B
Colin Fraser 5.55lbs 19.50″ LG
PJ Clark 5.23lbs 19.00″ B
Joel Clark 4.71lbs 19.50″ B
Corey DiLorenzo 4.70lbs 18.75″ LG
ADULT LAKE TROUT
Ed Palmer 13.32lbs 32.00″ B
Greg Trombley 8.78lbs 29.00″ H
Vitali Stesik 7.79lbs 27.875″ B
Ramon Pruisscher 7.70lbs 27.25″ B
ADULT LANDLOCKED SALMON
No fish entered (22″ Derby minimum)
JUNIOR SMALLMOUTH (only one prize per entrant *)
Enzo Rehm 3.52lbs 16.25″ LG
Sarah Musto 3.30lbs 16.00″ LG
*Cainan Hutchings 2.60lbs 17.50″ LG
Mykah Fisher 2.27lbs 17.25″ LG
*Cainan Hutchings 2.24lbs 16.25″ LG
*Rhianna Erwin 1.67lbs 16.25″ B
Becca Pape 1.40lbs 15.00″ LG
JUNIOR LARGEMOUTH (only one prize per entrant *)
Rhianna Erwin 3.33lbs 16.25″ B
Cainan Hutchings 3.07lbs 17.00″ LG
Carter Guyette 2.75lbs 17.50″ LG
Dylan Krepil 2.73lbs 15.50″ LG
*Carter Guyette 2.40lbs 16.50″ LG
*Cainan Hutchings 1.96lbs 17.50″ LG
Madison Sondemeyer 1.90lbs 16.0″
JUNIOR LAKE TROUT
Matthew Diana 6.59lbs 28.25″ B
Dylan Palmer 5.06lbs 24.50″ B