Fishing derby is this weekend

The President's Day Weekend Fishing Derby will be held this weekend at Walker Lake, located just north of Hawthorne.

There will be a total of $3,250 in cash prizes awarded to four lucky winners.

Those four cash prizes will be for:

- The heaviest fish: The heaviest cutthroat trout caught during the three-day derby will win some lucky fisherman or fisher woman $500 in cash.

- First, second and third place in a Blind Bogey: First place in the Blind Bogey will take home $1,500, second place will win $750 and third place wins $500. Those cash prizes will be awarded to the top three combined weights of a maximum of two trout submitted by an angler during the two-day contest. Each angler will have the option of submitting two trout on Saturday or two on Sunday or one on each of the two days. The weights of his/her two trout will be added together. Then, the three combined weights that come the closest to matching three, pre-selected weights in the blind bogey category will win first, second or third place.

The adult registration fee is $30 per person, which includes two days of fishing, a collector's Fishing Derby pin and a ticket for various raffle prizes.

The youth registration (11 years and under) fee is $10 per person. The youth category offers a $100, $75 and $50 U.S. savings bond for the top three winners.

The official fishing hours for the derby are: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

All Nevada fishing rules and regulations apply during the fishing contest.

Fishermen will be randomly checked by Nevada game wardens, both on shore and in their boats.

The derby is sponsored by the Mineral County Chamber of Commerce.

To register in the derby, call the Chamber of Commerce at (775) 945-5896.

For information, call Bob Tompkins at the Gun and Tackle Store at (775) 945-3266 or Ed's Bait and Tackle Store at (775) 945-2525, both in Hawthorne.


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