Pinedale Boat Club's Father's Day Fishing Derby
by Terry Allen
June 21, 2016
There is nothing like a warm alpine day at Fremont Lake to bring out the fishermen, sun bathers, sailors and brunchers.
Dusty Liddle started off Sunday right with a 9 pound brown. About an hour later Ron Wilson brought in a 13.2 pound Mac.
Ted Porwoll posted a photo of his son Miles on Facebook and agreed to let me include it in this story. Miles won $100 for the biggest rainbow.
This years derby had 102 entrants and most of the boats seemed to be trolling at the north end of the lake.
Mike Fitzgerald had a full boat of fishermen but was still trying for one of legal size, 24 inches or better. "We saw a bunch and we broke off a couple," said Mike. Amber Varela held up a 22 incher that Mary Hines had caught but was 2 inches too short to weigh in. Last year, Amber caught a fish right off the dock and won $100.
David Pape brought in a nice 4.2 pound, 25 inch brown to the weigh in, and I took a photo.
Chef Jeremy Horn of Lakeside Lodge stood at the ready with his fish cleaver. "I have offered to anyone who brings in a clean fish that I'll cook it for them," he said.
Steve Sala came in hot, but it turned out he hadn't entered the derby. Since most of us like looking at fish, I have included a shot of one of his anyway.
Jesse Woolbright had been out in his fishing kayak but it got sort of rough with the wind driven waves and the boats so he decided he was fine taking a snooze.
I trolled along the beach looking for some fish stories, but didn't find any. I did find sisters Kelsey and Kathryn Thomas from Cora soaking up the sun, so I decided I'd end this fish story with them.