Notable Fish & Fishermen of 2006 !
2006 American Legion Fishing Derby
First Place--Doug Ross,
Auburn 11 lb. 4 oz., 30" length, 16" girth
Chase, Puyallup 9 lb. 15 oz, 28" length, 15 3/4" girth
Giertz, Ft.Lewis 9 lb. 6 oz, 29" length, 16" girth
Left hand photo, Richard
Giertz (left), Doug Ross (right) with Third & First Place
Derby Fish. Right hand photo, "Second Place Derby
Fish" (David Chase, Second Place Winner, not
pictured). Left to right, Brittnie, Stephanie Chase, Jeremy,
David Chase, Jr.
Above, more magnificent
fish, too late to qualify or not quite big enough to place.
Left to right, Jake, Enumclaw 7 lb, 9 oz, 25 inches.
Don Davis, Puyallup, showing wife Vickie's 7 lb. 15 oz.
trout. In the two photos on the right, Josh of
Eatonville is weighed in two minutes after the closing of
the derby with a beautiful 9 lb, 8 oz. trout.
More fish caught in
Mineral Lake during the first two weeks of May. Left
to right: Helen Talley, Buckley 7 lb., 27" caught on
May 1. On May 2, Freddy Garcia caught his 10 3/4 lb,
28 3/4" rainbow at the public access dock using rainbow
Powerbait. Joey Cebula (3rd from left) of Tacoma
caught his 9.6 lb. 28" Rainbow with yellow power eggs on May
1st. (He did it again with a very nice 27 1/2 incher
on May 28th. See that photo below.) The Libri
family of Mineral snagged this 27", 8lb, 6oz. rainbow on May
15th. Joe Duran, of New Mexico (3rd & 4th photos from
the left) had a great weekend on Mineral Lake! On May
13 he caught a 26 1/4" rainbow weighing in at 8 lb, 9 oz.
On May 14 he did it again with a 26 1/4 incher weighing 6
lbs. Mary Fuhrman, Puyallup was pleased with her 26
1/2", 6 lb, 7 oz rainbow caught on her husband Ralph's
famous "Fuhrmanator Fly" on Mother's Day, May 14th.
The third week of May
brought some hot weather and some hot fishing. Dave
Koroski of Puyallup landed his 29", 8 1/4 lb. rainbow on May
16. On May 18, Mike Standal and his golden retriever,
Donnay By The Sea, caught a nice 18 inch rainbow weighing 1
1/2 lbs. On the 19th, Gary Yager caught a 26 inch, 6
1/2 incher. Vi Diamond, age 7, of Lakewood is pictured
with a 14 inch rainbow on May 21st. He was very happy
and proud of his catch of the day! Denise, of Bonney
Lake caught her 26 inch rainbow on May 27th trolling the
Joey Cebula and his second big fish of the season weighing
in at 7 3/4 lbs and 27 1/2 inches long was caught on May
28th. The fishing on Memorial Day weekend was the best
ever, but the weather was not.
Thanks for sharing and
keep the photos coming in!!