Walker Lake Derby set for Saturday | NevadaAppeal.com

Walker Lake Derby set for Saturday

Don Quilici

The big, annual, Thanksgiving weekend Walker Lake fishing derby will be held on Saturday.

The entry fee for adults is $25 per person. The entry fee for youngsters is $10.

In the adult category, there is a first place prize of $1,500 for the heaviest creel weight for the day. Second place wins $750, and third place is $500.

In the youngster’s category (ages 11 and under), there is a first place prize of a $100 savings bond. Second place will win a $75 savings bond and third is a $50 savings bond.

Any trout caught with a tag from any previous derby will be worth $100.

On derby day, the official fishing hours will be from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. The fish weighing station will close at 4 p.m.

On Saturday night, the winners will be announced at a no-host cocktail hour/buffet at the Mineral County Convention Center at 6 p.m.

At that function, there will the traditional “Liars Contest.” which will award $100 to the biggest liar of the evening.

For information, call Bob Tompkins at the Gun and Tackle Store in Hawthorne at 702-945-3266 or Bob Weaver at the Mineral County Chamber of Commerce at 702-945-5896 during business hours.