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Plue, Blackstone nab derby honors

by CAROLINE LOBSINGER
Staff Writer | May 11, 2023 1:00 AM

While there were no changes on the rainbow trout side of Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club's spring derby, the Mackinaw side of the leaderboard was a different story.

Scott Plue nabbed an 18.75-pound, 36-inch Mackinaw to claim the top spot on the derby's final day, taking over from Jeffrey Garcia who had held the top spot since opening day. And, adding to the changes, Ed Reeves hooked another beauty — a 17.4-pound, 33-inch Mackinaw to move up a few spots on the leaderboard.

Mike Blackstone maintained the top spot on the rainbow side of the derby, with a 19.7-pound rainbow that measured 35 inches. Blackstone released his fish after it was measured and weighed.

The derby, which will run from April 29 to May 7, gave anglers the chance for some serious prizes.

First place in the adult rainbow division comes with a $4,000 prize. Second place nets a $2,500 prize, third place $1,500, fourth $750, and fifth $500.

In the adult Mackinaw division, the top angler nets a $1,200 prize, second $800, third $600, fourth $400, and fifth $200. Prizes are also given to anglers who place sixth through 10th.

First place in the Junior Division (ages 13-20) wins $600, second is $400, third is $300, and fourth is $200. There is a $100 bonus for the successful catch-and-release of a placing rainbow.

Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club

2023 Spring Derby

Day 6 unofficial results

Adult Rainbow Trout

  1. Mike Blackstone, 19.7 pounds, 35 inches (released). 2. Roger Blackstone, 19.55, 34 (released) 3. Ray McLeod, 17.45, 32. 4. Don Houk, 16.75 pounds, 33 3/4 (released). 5. Gale Belgrade Sr., 16.45, 33(released).

Adult Mackinaw

  1. Scott Plue, 18.75 pounds, 36 inches. 2. Ed Reeves, 17.4, 33.
  2. Jeffrey Garcia, 16.7 pounds, 35 inches. 4. Patrick Raynor, 13.35, 31 1/2. 5. Marcus Hull, 11.20, 27 1/4. 6. Patrick Reagan, 11.05, 31.
  3. Cory LaRue, 10.6, 27 1/4. 8. Charlie Jett, 10.5, 26 1/2. 9. Dusty Flamand, 10.05, 30. 10. Douglas Lambrecht, 8.15, 30.

Junior Division

  1. James Schriber, 13.7 pounds, 30 3/4 inches, rainbow (released). 2. Marshall Dillon, 10.5, 29, rainbow (released). 3. Alex Carfield, 2.45 pounds, 22 inches, Mackinaw.

Youth A

  1. Mavrick Townsend, 29 inches, rainbow. 2. Savannah O'Hara, 28 3/4 rainbow (released). 3. Lyla Shelton, 28, rainbow (released).

Youth B

  1. Olivia DaVault, 30 1/2 inches, rainbow (released). 2. Owen Peterson, 29 1/4, Mackinaw. 3. Jozie Morrison, 27 3/4, Mackinaw.

German brown trout

  1. Clinton Eveland, 10 pounds, 28 inches.

Corporate sponsor (possible winner)

Don Houk, 16.75 pounds, 33 3/4 inches (released)

Mackinaw of the Day

April 29 — Jeffrey Garcia

April 30 — Ed Reeves

May 1 — Ed Reeves

May 2 — Shawn Butler

May 3 — Cory La Rue

May 4 — Marcus Hull

May 5 — Patrick Raynor

May 6 - Ed Reeves

May 7 — Scott Plue

Mr. Nick Naccarato Memorial Award (possible winner)

Jozie Morrison, 9.15 pounds, 27 3/4 inches, Mackinaw