Reeling them in

Dustin Walbvogel, pictured at right, was proud as a peacock as he rushed to have his first-place catch weighed.


Mother Nature played a role in the 26th Annual Hasty-Silver Creek Sportsmen Club’s Fishing Contest Saturday at the Sportsmen’s Park on Silver Lake when a late spring and cold northwest winds cut the participation by roughly 50 percent. 
Even with the inclement weather, there were fish caught and prizes awarded in both the adult and youth catagories.
The adult carp contest was won by Nathan Kranz, Monticello, who caught a 10-pound, one-ounce fish, which was good for $75 and a first-place trophy. Second place went to Rick Kanniainia when he brought in three carp, the largest a 7-pounder. Brandon Kranz, Monticello, caught a 3-pound, 13-ounce carp good for smallest fish honor and $35. 
There were not any bullheads caught in the adult category.
In the youth contest, 7-year-old Dustin Walbvogel, took first place with his 3-pound, 13-ounce carp which won him a prize of $35. He said he was using a nightcrawler for bait. 
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