Fishing turnout a ‘big one’

NAPPANEE — The Wa-Nee Chapter of Ducks Unlimited and the Nappanee Parks and Recreation Department held its third Annual Fishing Derby Sept. 8 at McCormick Creek Golf Course.
There were 50 entrants for the three sessions that were held. The 9 a.m. session saw Tyler Bowman edge out Tyler Tusing 66” to 62 ¾” in total length of fish caught. The 10 a.m. session had Lexy Myers winning with 54” of fish and Hannah Yoder finishing in second place with 41” of fish. Kloe Miller caught 24” of fish to win the 11 a.m. session, while Luke Lehman caught 19” of fish as the second place finisher. All winners and runner-ups received trophies. Tyler Bowman was the overall winner and received a rod and reel.
Immediately following the fishing sessions, Officer Mark Hines of the Department of Natural Resources presented rules, regulations and safety tips for those in attendance.