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Huck Finn Fishing Derby, 2007

March 31, 2007

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Huck Finn Campout, Derby a “Reel” Good Time

By Bill Coburn


Sierra Madre’s Community Services and Personnel Department reported that about 200 kids participated in the Huck Finn Fishing Derby on Saturday.  They estimate that the total number of kids and parents that participated in the Derby, the second annual Huck Finn Campout the evening before, and family fishing on Sunday, was approximately 500.


Thanks to a generous donation from the Sierra Madre Volunteer Fireman’s Association, this year the City Yards settling basins were stocked with 800 pounds of rainbow trout, an increase of 100 pounds over previous years, and the most fish ever made available to Sierra Madre’s youngsters.


For the second year in a row, there was a campout held the night before the Derby, and all 40 campsites were reserved two weeks prior to the event, before the cut off date.  So next year, be sure to make your reservations early, or you’ll miss out!


The Community and Personnel Services Department is grateful to the sponsors and volunteers who made this event possible, including: Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters Association, Sierra Madre Civic Club, Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club, Sierra Madre Public Works Department, Sierra Madre Community Services Commission, Sierra Madre Interact Club, Danny Osti Tree Services, the Buccaneer Lounge, Tim Osti, and Chris and Ian Campbell.


Courtesy of the Community and Personnel Services Department, here is the list of winners in this year’s Huck Finn Derby:


The smallest fish overall: Jack Andrews

The largest fish overall: Landis Hamman



Ages 3 - 6

Ages 7 - 9

Ages 10 - 12

Ages 12 - 15

1st Place

Landis Hamman

Alex McComb

Amelia Dighiera

Ramona Czernek

2nd Place

Jack Gornowicz

Katie Perez

Kaila Rillorta

Bobby Lofthouse

3rd Place

Jillian Krueger

Kyle Schigenaga

Adam Pondo

Candace Johnson



Bobby Lofthouse of S. Pasadena quickly caught several fish, took second place in his age division, then helped youngsters to fish

The San Gabriel Mtns. provided a beautiful backdrop for fisherkids in the foreground and the tents in the sold out campsite

The settling basins mirrored the images of the fisherkids, just as if it was a real lake

Arcadia High Key Clubbers ham it up with members of the Sierra Madre Kiwanis

Dad helps kids of both genders as they try to capture one of the rainbow beauties

From one generation to the next, the Huck Finn Derby is a bonding experience

Another shot of the campsite with the mountains in the background

That's local electrician Ed Clare with the tan hat, Attitude owner Marvin ? with the blue hat

A few moments later, kids and grandkids are hauling one in

Ari, 4; Mihali, 6; and Jake, 5 proudly display their catch


Mihali shows another fisherkid the one that didn't get away

It was a gorgeous day

Bonding can happen within the same generation, too…

Winners in each age group won trophies





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