The 8th Annual Collins Lake Family Fun Trout Fishing Derby took place on Saturday, April 28th.  The day was cool and breezy, but that didn’t stop 65 adult and 20 youth anglers from participating in the derby and enjoying a barbecue chicken lunch provided by Buckhorn Grill. All participants also received a coupon for a free scoop of ice cream compliments of Collins Lake Resort.

Each angler was allowed to weigh in a total of two fish. Monetary prizes were awarded to the top 15 adult finishers, with $300 awarded for 1st place. The top 4 youth anglers received medals and gift cards with the winning youth also receiving a fishing rod and reel donated by Dale Daneman of Dale’s Foothill Fishing.


There were two side pots, big fish and blind bogey, available for an additional entry fee. Side pot winners split the cash proceeds with CIFFI (50/50). The winner of the Blind Bogey missed the target weight by a mere .09 oz. with 3 others at .11oz.

As always, none of our events can happen without the efforts of our dedicated volunteers. Many thanks to Don Nevis, Alan Grossman, Bill Dunn, Marty Beaver, Dale Daneman, Garry Erck, Brian Nevis and Tricia Nevis for helping to make this event a success. And a HUGE Thank You to all the participants who made this derby possible.


Adult Winners

Place Name Weight Place Name Weight
1st Jimmie Trejo 117.4 oz 9th Bryan Jarvis 66.4 oz
2nd Robert Burdick 107.4 oz 10th Jacob Carr 66.3 oz
3rd Betty Johnson 101.4 oz 11th Dave Correia 63.3 oz
4th Joe Smith 100.6 oz 12th Jess Trejo 60.0 oz
5th Noah Trejo 94.8 oz 13th William Franks 53.9 oz
6th Gary Haskins 92.4 oz 14th Jimmy Wynne 52.9 oz
7th Jeff Neubauer 91.4 oz 15th Jacob Trejo 52.3 oz
8th Dave Soucy 88.5 oz      
  Big Fish Robert Burdick 71.5 oz    
  Blind Bogey George Medina 27.0 oz    

Youth Winners

1st Austin Soucy 55.6 oz      
2nd Lee Hoskins 50.5 oz      
3rd Eli Edson 42.2 oz      
4th Maci Haskins 40.2 oz      


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