Our Very First Derby
March 5, 2005 Ellis Lake in Marysville







Well, the weather was great but the fishing was way off compared to last week for most of us. I apologize for only having 2 fish photos, I was waiting for some bigger fish to be caught but it just didn't happen except for Keith.

There were 8 participants in the derby and only 13 carp were caught. Here are the results:

1st place....Keith, 5 fish for 53 lbs 13 ounces including two 14 lb 14 oz'ers!

2nd place...Steve, 3 fish for 8 lbs 8 ounces

3rd place...Sean, 2 fish for 7 lbs 2 ounces

4th place...James, 1 fish for 7 lbs 1 ounce

5th place...Ed, 1 fish for 5 lbs

6th place...David, 1 fish for 4 lbs 4 ounces

7th place...Mary and Lucky13 tied for last place with 0 fish.

Here's the breakdown on Keith's fish: 8 lbs 9 oz, 3 lbs 0 oz, 14 lb 14 oz, 14 lb 14oz, 12 lb 8 oz.

Keith and James caught all their fish using Euro-style rods & reels with hair rigs.  Plastic maize as their hook bait buried in PVA bags filled with ground bait was their bait set up.

Lucky 13, also known as "Floatmaster" used his float fishing set up for the short time that he actually fished.

The rest of us used whole wheat corn tortillas made into doughbait with lake water and strawberry doughbait made with masa flower and strawberry jello.

Keith's second 14 lb 14 oz'er!

Keith with his second 14 lb 14 oz carp, he caught the first one just a few minutes before this one.

James with his 7 lb 1 oz'er

James with his 7 lb 1 oz'er

Group Photo

Back row left to right: James, Keith, Steve and Terry (Lucky13)
Front row left to right: Mary, Sean, David and Felicia (Terry's wife)


Group Photo 2

Same group with me instead of Mary