Saturday, October 23, 2021

Fishing Derby Results

Thanks to all the scouts, families, and friends of scouts that came out today for the fall fishing derby!  Though chilly at the start with a cool wind, fish were caught and we hope a good time was had by all.

Before getting to our derby winners and their prizes, I noted that all fish caught today were either Yellow or White Perch.  Baits used were worms, corn, hot dog, and a variety of artificial lures - with a chartreuse jig with twisty-tail plastic grub taking the largest fish of the day.  Did you know that the Massachusetts state record for Yellow Perch is 2lbs 2oz and 17 inches long, and 3lbs 8oz and 18 inches long for White Perch?  While our fish today did not quite rival those records, they were still fun and exciting to catch!

Our Fall Fishing Derby Winners

Most Fish: Lincoln F., Webelos, Den 8 - 3 Fish Total
Biggest Fish: Jace M., Webelos, Den 5 - 9" Yellow Perch

Our winners will receive a gift certificate worth $20 to either Cravings or Hobby Bunker right here in Wakefield!  Congratulations to the winners!