5th Annual Independence Trout Fishing Derby Results
The Independence Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank all visitors, friends and families who came and spent Father’s Day weekend with Dad.
Blind Bogey (Cash Prizes)
|1st Place:||Henry Oh||Palmdale|
|2nd Place:||John Slaughter||Independence|
|3rd Place:||Stephanie Thomas||Huntington Beach|
|4th Place:||Todd Kennedy|
|1st Place:||Lucas Mandic||Moorpark|
|2nd Place:||Elizabeth Slaughter||Independence|
|3rd Place:||Jordan Slaughter||Independence|
|4th Place:||Devin Doull||Mojave|
Largest Fish Winners
7 lbs. 7 oz.
|Jennifer Salisbury||Trabuco Canyon|
5 lbs. 3 0z.
Largest String of 5 Fish
19 lbs. 5 oz.
25 lbs. 12 oz.
A Remembrance for Jerry Nolan of Cypress was held during the Derby. Jerry was a founder of the Annual Trout Derby, a great supporter of the event, and never met anyone who was not a friend.
He will be missed by the community of Independence and all the Derby fishing kids and grownups.
Jerry’s wife, Charmaine has been the “poster girl” for past derbies with her giant trout and a smile just as big.
Chad Hastings caught the only Brown Trout. It may have been small, but it was beautiful!
The Friends of the Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery made many friends with the hot barbecued buffalo sandwiches and all the trimmings. The Independence Chamber of Commerce appreciates the support given to the Friends.
Thanks to our Business Sponsors
We hope you will continue to patronize the following businesses throughout the year that help sponsor the event:
|Gardner’s True Value Hardware||Mairs’ Market & Deli|
|Dave’s Auto Parts||Independence Shell|
|Inyo Masonic Lodge 221F. & A.M.||Independence Paiute Tribe|
|Valley Market & Subway||Wailani Natural Pure Water Systems|
|Wal-Mart, Ridgecrest||Winnedumah Hotel|
|Big Pine Bristlecone Motel||Courthouse Motel|
|Hendrix Bait & Tackle||Paiute Palace Casino|
|Ray’s Den Motel||Joseph’s Bi-Rite Market, L.P.|
|McGee Creek Pack Station||$1.00 Saving Store|
|Manzanar History Association||Pizza Factory, L.P.|
Thanks to our 2006 Trout Derby Contributors
|Charmaine Nolan||Rich and Kathy White|
|Ralph and Flo Doull||Dan and Kelly Reade|
|Keith and Jane Bright|
Thanks to all the volunteers:
Ed and Lisa Mather, Nate Reade and Riannah Lummis for weighing-in fish.
Dan Reade for helping with sponsors, promotion and last minute details.
Lindsey McTevia for providing the weigh-in PA system.
Blue Ribbon Design Team for providing blue ribbons for all the kids.
Phil Ashworth, Arlene Grider and Sharon Clark for coordination and advertising.
Our special appreciation to:
- Alpers Trout for their unique Trout Caps.
- Alpine Signs for their great banners.
- Sierra Scans and Norman Wilder, Jr. for the beautiful photo poster for the Jerry Nolan Remembrance.
- Marty Strelnek (Western Outdoor News) and the The Inyo Register for their articles and coverage.
- The Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery
- California Department of Fish and Game
- The great crew for stocking the fish.