The Long Lake Kids Fishing Derby was held in Long Lake, New York on Saturday, June 5, 2021. The event was staged at the Long Lake causeway overlooking Jennings Park Pond. Over 46 children through age 15 registered for the event and over 100 fish were caught. Jennings Park Pond had been stocked by the Long Lake Fish and Game Club and Town of Long Lake with trout provided by Avery’s Fish Hatchery. In addition to the rainbow and brook trout two Golden Trout were stocked as part of the coveted catch.
A variety of sunfish, perch and trout were weighed in by Garrett Clark. Master of Ceremonies and Fish and Game Club volunteer Jimmy Waite and his trusty assistant Louie the Lobster were happy to get back to business collecting prizes and coordinating the event. Jim Waite garnered over $800 in prizes and donations from businesses in the community. Volunteers Jim Swedberg and Marty Furlong handled bbq duties serving up hot dogs and hamburgers to all the participants. Bruce Jennings helped get the grill and tent to the staging area provided by Another Paradise Cove.
Winners by Age Category
First Place Silas Thompson 11 ¾ inch trout
Second Place Landon Salvia 10 ¼ inch trout
Third Place SJ Hosley 9 ¾ inch trout
First Place Rosie Delehanty 13 inch trout
Second Place Axel Lewis 11 ½ inch trout
Third Place Carole Tulley 11 ¼ inch trout
First Place Sye Fisher 13 ¼ inch trout
Second Place Tie Stephen LaPlant 12 ½ inch trout
Second Place Tie Griffin Farr 12 1/2inch trout
Third Place Pailin Hample 12 3/4
No one caught the Golden Trout so the prize money is up for grabs. If someone catches a Golden Trout please contact Bruce Jennings at the Long Lake Fish and Game Club at 518-624-2145.