Gracelyn Childers and Seamus O'Sullivan collect their bicycles for catching the largest fish in their age categories in the 34th annual Junior Fishing Derby. Photos by Jim Chapman

34th annual Junior Fishing Derby results

The 34th annual Junior Fishing Derby, cancelled earlier this year due to safety concerns about the high water level in the Susan River finally was held Saturday, Sept. 30.

“It was a great derby,” said Lassen Sportsmen’s Club President Wade Workman. “We only had  about a third of the normal number of participants, and everybody braved the rain. The most important thing is the majority of the kids were able to get their limit, five fish.”

According to the results, 129 participants registered for the event — 46 for ages 2 to 5; and 83 for ages 6 to 15.

According to the results it was, “A rainy day just perfect for fishing with temperatures from 45° to 53° degrees.”

Girls 2 to 5
1. Sloane Eck, 3 lbs, 12 oz., 19 1⁄2”. 2. Aubrey Cox, 3 lbs, 10 oz. at 20 1⁄4”. 3. Athena Shively, 3 lbs, 7 oz. at 19 1⁄4”.

Girls 6 to 15
1. Gracelyn Childers, 3 lbs, 10 oz. at 20 1⁄4”. 2. Aspen Prettyman, 3 lbs, 9 oz. at 19”. 3. Maegan Mankins, 3 lbs, 6 oz. at 19 3⁄4”.

Boys 2 to 5
1. Trent Mcglaughlin, 3 lbs, 10 oz. at 19 1⁄4”. 2. Shawn Alexander, 3 lbs, 8 oz. at 19”. 3. Jah•ska Elliott, 3 lbs, 6 oz. at 18”.

Boys 6 to 15
1. Seamus O’Sullivan, 3 lbs, 9 oz. at 19 1⁄2”. 2. Tristan Bachant, 3 lbs, 4 oz. at 19”. 3. Jeffery Avila, 3 lbs, 3 oz. at 19”. Note: Third place was a tie. Tie breaker determined by length.

Awards
Sportsmanship Award, Trent Mcglaughlin.
Sportsmanship Award, Sebastian Dominguez.
Biggest Fish Award, Sloane Eck 3 lbs 12 oz.