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O'Hara catches way onto mackinaw leaderboard

| November 27, 2022 1:00 AM

SANDPOINT — While Friday wasn't a good day for hooking rainbows, it was a bit better for mackinaws, Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club officials said.

The top three spots in the annual fishing derby's adult rainbow division were unchanged with Dan Spinosa holding down the top spot, followed by Josh Shelton is second and Dale Greene in third.

Spinosa nabbed a 27.80-pound rainbow on Wednesday that measured 36 3/4 inches long to take the top spot away from Josh Shelton, who caught a 24.85-pound, 38-inch fish on opening day. Dale Greene, who caught a 21.35-pound, 35 1/2 inch rainbow on Wednesday to claim the third-place spot on the leaderboard.

All three opted to release their fish.

Shane O'Hara caught a 19.9-pound, 38-inch mackinaw to knock Jim Carothers off the top of the leaderboard in the adult mackinaw division, a spot he claimed opening day with an 11.65-pound, 30 1/2-inch beauty.

Catching his way onto leaderboard was Josh LaRue, who pulled in a 7.25-pound, 31-inch mackinaw to grab the fourth-place spot on Friday. Also entering the leaderboard was Susan Houk, who caught a 4.60-pound, 24 3/4-inch mack, to nab the seventh-place spot; and Jeff Miller, who caught a 3.2-pound, 21 1/2 inch mackinaw, for the ninth spot.

In the Junior Dvision, Damian Porter continues to hold down the top spot, catching a 6.65-pound, 26 1/4-inch mackinaw on opening day.

In the Youth A Division, Donnie Houk Jr. still holds down the top spot with a 32-inch rainbow. In second place is Lyla Shelton, who caught a 30 3/4-inch rainbow and in the third-place spot is Lauren Porter. All three of the young anglers opted to release their fish.

In the Youth B division, Liam Sturgis hold down the top spot with a 34 1/2-inch rainbow. In second place is Ember Shelton, who caught a 34-inch rainbow to land on the leaderboard. Both youth opted to release their fish.

K&K Derby 2022

Unofficial standings

(Friday, Nov. 25, 2022)

Adult rainbow trout

No fish caught.

Dan Spinosa, 27.80 pounds, 36 3/4 inches (released); 2. Josh Shelton, 24.85 pounds, 38 inches (released); 3. Dale Greene, 21.35 pounds, 35 1/2 inches (released).

Adult mackinaw division

  1. Shane O'Hara, 19.90 pounds, 38 inches. 2. Jim Carothers, 11.65 pounds, 30 1/2 inches; 3. John Cosolito, 11.20 pounds, 31 inches; 4. Josh LaRue, 7.25 pounds, 31 inches; 5. Brad Sturgis, 5.20 pounds, 25 inches; 6. Dale Greene, 4.90 pounds, 24 inches; 7. Susan Houk, 4.60 pounds, 24 3/4 inches; 8. Becky Sturgis, 4.10 pounds, 24 inches; 9. Jeff Miller, 3.2 pounds, 22 1/2 inches; 10. Fisher LaRue, 3.00 pounds, 21 1/2 inches.

Junior Division

Damian Porter, 6.65 pounds, 26 1/4 inches mackinaw; 2. No entry; 3. No entry; 4. No entry.

Youth A division

Donnie Houk Jr., 32-inch rainbow (released); 2. Lyla Shelton, 30 3/4-inch rainbow (released); 3. Lauren Porter, 27 5/8-inch rainbow (released).

Youth B Division

Liam Sturgis, 34 1/2-inch rainbow (released); 2. Ember Shelton, 34-inch rainbow (released).

mackinaw of the Day

Nov. 19 — Jim Carothers

Nov. 20 — Brad Sturgis

Nov. 21 — Jim Carothers

Nov. 22 — Jim Carothers

Nov. 23 — John Cosolito

Nov. 25 — Shane O'Hara