No Junior Fishing Derby this year, but here are the winners and organizers from the 2018 contest —Rylee Rodrigues, front left, Alea Wright, Payton Cox, Henry Mossman, Greg Armstead, Cameron Wattenburg and Jovanni Garcia. Maddison Reid, middle left, Jesse Dieter and Hayden McElhaney pose with derby committee members Jim Chapman, back left, Wade Workman, David Teeter, Tina Rich, club president and derby chairman Don Spalding, Carla Dieter and Leroy Dieter for a group photo after the final results of the derby were announced. Winners not pictured include Trinitee Cabrera, Tucker Carver, Bailee Jackson, Henlee Sykes and Samuel Anderson. File photo
Unhappy news for hundreds of local children — there will not be a Junior Fishing Derby this year.
According to a statement from the Lassen Sportsmens Club, President Wade Workman met with several prominent individuals in our community, specifically Kevin Jones, interim city administrator; Richard Egan, Lassen County administrative officer and Ramsey Wood, who oversees agricultural water usage in regards to the Susan River.
Wood informed Workman that the McCoy, Hog Flats and Long Lake reservoirs had been drained down to their lowest levels by July 3, and the Susan River would be a bare trickle by Aug. 1 — the date had proposed for the Junior Fishing Derby.
Taking all this information into consideration, the Lassen Sportsmens Club committee has deemed it necessary to cancel the 31st annual Junior Fishing Derby.
“We are greatly saddened by this decision however, feel it is what’s best for our participants,” the committee wrote.
For more information, call Workman at 310-0151, e-mail the club at lassensports[email protected] or find them on Facebook: Lassen Sportsmen’s Club.