Edna Watson shared the winners of the 2015 Top Dog Fishing Derby.
Top Dog in Bank Fishing is Owen Haling, age 10 with a 14″ half pounder. Top Dogs in Drift-boat Fishing are; first place winner Toz Soto with a 25.5″ steelie. Toz won last year as well so adds this year’s honors to last. Second place winner was a 3 way tie between Wayne Glascoe (father of Rick Glascoe of Somes Bar) Mike Hill who fished with Dean-o Hopp of Orleans, and Butch Crocker of Happy Camp who fished with Ron and Denver Lantow, All the second place winners had 24.75″ steelies. The Third place winners were a 2 way tie between Ron Lantow of Happy Camp and Aaron Schuh who fished with Wally Johnson of Seiad Valley Guide Service. Ron and Aaron caught beautiful 24″ steelies.
Fourteen boats entered with many of our top local fisherpeople from Sawyers Bar, Salmon River, Orleans, Happy Camp and Somes Bar and a few from Etna, Yreka and elsewhere as well. There were several reports of “the big one that got away!”
Fishing was surprisingly excellent for mid-March, although many people were soaked due to the rain. Winners now have official bragging rights and can dream of catching the big one next year!!