Great Lakes Sport Fishermen reward anglers for landing eye-popping lunkers at annual derby in Port
Trophy catches netted anglers cash prizes and bragging rights in the annual fishing derby presented by the Ozaukee County chapter of the Great Lakes Sport Fishermen.
The contest, which had about 300 entries, was held Friday, July 2, through Sunday, July 4, in Port Washington.
Jim Schaefer of Sheboygan was the grand-prize winner in a drawing among the five first-place anglers in salmon and trout categories. He received $1,200.
The contestants turned in 1,045 fish for registration with the Department of Natural Resources.
Schaefer placed first in the chinook salmon category with a catch that weighed 18.44 pounds. Taking second was Matt Falkner at 17.64 pounds.
The top two finishers in other categories follow.
Coho salmon — 1, Bob Stanul, 8.06 pounds; 2, Jeff Lutz, 7.88.
Rainbow trout — 1, Lawrence Cobleigh, 13.56; 2, Gary Williams, 12.22.
Brown trout — 1, Zach Walters, 23.54; 2, Jerry Booth, 21.72.
Lake trout — 1, Ted Foti, 16.52; Sal Foti, 15.02.
The first-place anglers in each category received $200 and six Opti Flashers. Second-place finishers received $100 and four Opti Dodgers.
The derby also had a Salmon Shootout, in which teams vied for prizes based on the total weigh of their catches. Top honors in that contest went to the team of Sal Foti, Ted Foti and Dominic Federighe.
THE SEA MATE TRIO of Sal Foti, Ted Foti and Dominic Federighe took first-place honors in the Salmon Shootout competition of the Great Lakes Sport Fishermen derby by landing 143.2 pounds of fish. Below, second place went to the Shock Hazard team of Kevin Zubarik, Matt Lubecke and Matt Moore. Photos by Sam Arendt