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Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce Fishing Contest draws to a close

SCHROON LAKE - The Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of their annual fishing contest, held from June 1, 2009 to May 31, 2010.

Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place for adults and children. All of the other children who entered the contest will be presented with certificates. The prizes will be presented Saturday, July 3 at 3 p.m. in front of the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce Info Center on Main Street. Other activities for the day include a chicken barbecue at 11 a.m. and various music entertainment and fun for children during the day and afternoon. The annual parade begins at 6 p.m. followed by a music concert on the beach and then fireworks over the lake.

If the winners are not able to be present to receive their award, the trophies and certificates will be at the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce Information Center at 1075 Main Street throughout the summer.

Winners included:

Smallmouth bass

• First place: 4.13 pound caught in Paradox Lake by Bill Veigele of Severance NY

• Second place: 2-pound, 10-ounce caught in Paradox Lake by David Caffery of Woolwich NJ

• Third place: 2.5-pound caught in Schroon Lake by Craig Sweeney of Ballston Spa NY

• 1-pound, 10-ounce caught in Schroon Lake by Michael Bonavita Sr of Smithtown NY

Largemouth bass

• First place: 4-pound, 12-ounce caught in Schroon Lake by Andrea Riemen of Ocean grove NJ

• Second place: 4.5-pound caught in Schroon Lake by Calvin Capps of Dresden TN

• Third place: 3-pound 2-ounce caught in Paradox Lake by Michael Kapner of Severance NY

Lake trout

• First place: 8.65-pound caught in Schroon Lake by Mike Winters of Gansevoort NY

• Second place: 7.23-pound caught in Schroon Lake by Darrell Clark of Schroon Lake NY

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