Shane Aikan, age 4, shows off the 2.4-pound largemouth base that netted him first place in the Schroon Lake Fishing Derby.
Seventy seven young anglers participated in Schroon Lake Kids Fishing Derby July 30, held each summer for children under 12 years of age.
The event is co-sponsored by the Schroon Lake Fish & Game Club and the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce. Prizes were awarded in multiple categories.
The largest catfish was landed by Tyler McLaughlin of Latham. Val DeCesare of Glenville entered the largest crappie. Brennan Halbohm of Balston Spa entered the largest rock bass.
Skyler Johnson of Brunswick entered a sunfish that won that category. The largest perch was caught by Noah Armstrong. Schroon Lake’s own four year old Shane Aikan entered the largest fish of the tournament, a 2.4lb largemouth bass. Entrants who landed the three largest fish in each of the six categories were awarded rod and reel combo outfits.