The winners in the Walker Lake Derby |

The winners in the Walker Lake Derby

Don Quilici

The big Thanksgiving Weekend Fishing Derby was held at Walker Lake last Saturday.

There were more than 200 entries in that one-day contest, which was sponsored by the Mineral County Chamber of Commerce.

The derby winners were:


1. Bud Higgins of Douglas County took home the first place prize of $1,500 in cash for the heaviest stringer of Lahontan cutthroat trout. His five fish weighed a total of 29 pounds, 10 ounces. His two biggest fish weighed 7-pounds, 12-ounces and 7-pounds, 5-ounces.

2. Cindy Bartell of Yerington with 27 pounds, 8-ounces took home $750.

3. Walter Cossette of Fallon won $500 with a total of 22 pounds, 2 ounces.


1. Trent Dotson, age 7, won with a stringer of trout that weighed 7-pounds, 8-ounces.

2. Tim Buffington, age 6, took second with 6-pounds, 2-ounces.

3. Tim Hall, age 10, finished third with 5-pounds, 15-ounces.

For information, call Bob Tompkins at the Gun and Tackle Store in Hawthorne at (775) 945-3266.