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Jan. 28 Fishing Derby at American Falls Reservoir's Sportsman’s Park features $500 first prize for trout,

January 18, 2017

POCATELLO – A fishing derby running 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 28 at Sportsman’s Park on the west side of American Falls Reservoir near Aberdeen features a $500 first-place cash prize for the largest trout and a $100 first-place cash prize for perch.

Fishing Derby Flyer showing $500 prize for trout, $100 for perch. The derby is sponsored by the Portneuf Unit of the American Fisheries Society,  a student-run organization at Idaho State University.  The derby is a fundraiser for the group.

There is a $35 per person entry fee. Participants should email or call 208-282-4458 if they are planning to participate to ensure their registration is received and accepted. Mail-in registration is accepted, but must be received by the chapter by Monday, Jan. 23. Registration will be accepted the day of the event, but registration will be capped at 100 entrants. Registration is first-come, first-served.

In the trout category there will also be a $250 cash prize for second and a $150 cash prize for third. Runner-up in the perch category is free entry into next year’s derby.