Quite amusing was when Miglorie's flag shot up. There he excitedly worked the line and said, "This feels larger than my first fish." Out he pulled an Eagle Claw chipper and ice skimmer at first keeping a straight face followed by a roar of laughter. They had Miglorie going-he was not the first to have had such a trick played on him, as others shared such stories back at headquarters before the final announcement of the winners.
Names of the young winners in all four categories had been placed into a hat and won a free mounting donated by Erick Ericksen of Fish Taxidermy.
The Poultney Fish and Game sponsored the event and the proceeds will help send local youngsters to the Edward Kehoe Conservation Camp on Lake Bomoseen or the Buck Lake Camp in Woodbury. To apply, send an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-241-3768.
Derby tickets went on sale at Marty's Sporting Goods in Poultney, the Cone's Point store on Lake St. Catherine, Tom's Bait and Tackle in Castleton, Ed's bait shop in West Haven, and Tot's Diner in Poultney.
If any store or organization would like to donate prizes for next year's event, contact Saltis at 802-345-0313.
27th Annual Frosty Derby Winners
Trout Bass Pike Perch
Jim Saltis Jason Roberts Leonard Koscinksi Mack Powers
3.805 lbs. 5.255 lbs. 5.93 lbs. 1.400 lbs.
Dick Turner Clint Hamelton Rob Bizon Wayne Chmielewski
3.72 lbs. 5.220 lbs. 5.235 lbs. 1.370 lbs.
Pat Hier Randy Shaw Tom Wood John DeMatties
3.245 lbs. 4.895 lbs. 5.145 lbs. 1.320 lbs.
Jared Miglorie RJ Holcomb Randy Chasse Marrisa Holcomb
2.770 lbs. 4.315 lbs. 5.065 lbs. 1.05 lbs.
Eric Ray Karl Magdycz Dominick Colford Kassidy Jordan
2.250 lbs. 3.7595 lbs. 3.93 lbs. .810 lb.
Walker Stomski Gabriella Beayon Kaden Reid Jordan Greenier
1.685 lbs. 3.760 lbs. 3.62 lbs. .65 lb.