Here’s the prizewinners for the Labor Day Salmon Derby put on by the Gardiner-Reedsport-Winchester Bay STEP Chapter (courtesy of Dave Teachout).
Saturday big fish winner – Doug Dennett of Springfield 30.4 lbs ($ 150 winner). Sunday big fish winner – Richard Bagg of Shedd 42.5 lbs ($ 650 winner). Monday big fish winner – Mark Kaasa of Springfield 23.9 lbs ($ 150 winner. Winner of the ticket stubb drawing was Travis Adams of Sweet Home ($ 100 winner). First raffle winner – Teresa Farley of Marcola ($ 100 winner). Second raffle winner – Warren Craig of Eugene ($ 100 winner. Third raffle winner – Mike McMenamin (hometown undisclosed) ($ 100 winner).
A total of 440 anglers participated in the derby and weighes in 223 salmon during the two and a half day contest – slightly down from last year.
Once again – congratulations to Richard Bagg for weighing in the 42.5 pound “Derby-winning salmon – and to Darren Rowe, the guide who helped him carch it.