A big thanks to all the participants, volunteers and sponsors that supported our charit perch derby. We were able to raise over $1200.00 for Chron's and Colitis charity. We had over 200 participants in the 1st annual Michael Cirino Memorial Perch Derby at Bayfront Park. Fishing was tough and the weather was worse. Mike Green won the derby with a 9 ounce perch caught on a minnow and drop shot rig. It was windy and cold conditions. We hope to make it even bigger next year. The event was a big success.
We wanted to thank everyone who attended our perch derby for their support. It was a great day. We had about 100 participants and a lot of fish entered.
The biggest perch went to Adam Delves from Hamilton with a 1.2 pound perch. It is a derby record to date. The youth division was won by Justin McDonald with a 1 pound perch.
There was some incidental catch's as well. A pike was hooked on a small minnow during the derby that weighed in at 9.9 pounds. A salmon was also hooked and put on an acrobatic show before straightening out the young anglers hook.
Thanks again for your support, it was a great day.
With colder temperatures in the air and rain in the forecast, the Lake Ontario salmon run is in full swing. Anglers all over the lake are catching salmon in local tributaries. There are still some staging fish being caught from the Piers as well. Most anglers take these giants on roe bags, pink worms and a varitey of flies. An ideal fishing rod for the job is 9 foot plus for a little more control when battling these freshwater monsters.