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Another successful Lions Club fishing derby

Posted: Friday, Feb 22nd, 2013


Vern Hamm offers up a huge smile in the fishing derby trailer at Lake Viva Naughton on Sunday, Feb. 17, after getting his fish measured.


LAKE VIVA NAUGHTON — Over 200 contestants competed in the Kemmerer Lions Club 29th Annual Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16 and 17.

The club’s first derby was held in 1983 as a way to raise money for some of their larger projects and, with the exception of a single year hiatus, has been a staple in the area since.

The long-standing event takes about three to four months of planning. Funds from this and other club events are applied to a number of club projects, including the Allen H. Stewart Lions Camp, a summer school for the visually impaired in Casper, our local youth fishing pond, and local eyesight programs, including a partnership with Lincoln and Uinta counties offering early childhod sight screenings. The Kemmerer Lions chapter is currently considering 2013 projects.

Twenty-three fish were measured and fifteen winners named over the course of the two-day event.



RESULTS

Overall winner

Gerald Dawson; West Haven, Utah

23 1/3 inches

$1000

First place, Saturday

Dirk Sawley; Roy, Utah

22 1/4 inches

$400

Second place, Saturday

Mike LaPoint; Kemmerer

22 inches

$300

First place, Sunday

Cory Dee; Layton, Utah

21 inches

$400

Second place, Sunday

Martha Powers; Lyman

20 3/4 inches

also largest fish

caught by a female contestant

$450

Hourly winners, $100 each

Tyler Roberts; Kemmerer

Mark DeGoyer; Bountiful, Utah

Lonnie Delzer; Roy, Utah

Scott Dee; Layton, Utah

Miles Vigil; Clinton, Utah

Skyler Blair; Layton, Utah

Mike Antilla; Kemmerer

Corky Pollard; Kemmerer

Tony Warpness; Rock Springs

Daniel Hankin; Kemmerer











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