Andy Rose is champion angler at 58th Annual PA State Championship Fishing Tournament
There were 460 pounds of fish weighed in for the weekend in the Champion Angler contest of the 58th Annual Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament in Tidioute.
There were 66 kids in the Kids Derby and 60 pounds of fish were weighed in.
The Junior Champion Angler for 2017 is Laci Daniel of Tyrone, with 15.6 pounds; second place is Lexi Drukenbrod of Tidioute, with 15.39; and in third place is Blake Sabella of Tidioute, with 10.86 pounds.
The Oldest Female fisherperson is Michelle Thomas age 60 of Johnstown, weighed in a 0.78 pound Bass, and Edward Anderson age 86 of Indiana, weighed in a 3.57 pound Bass.
Champion Angler of 2017 is Andy Rose of Warren, with 23.97 pounds; second place is Terry Cotterman of Tidioute with 21.38 pounds; and in third place is Matt Cook of Warren, with 19.18 pounds.
First place in Musky was Josh McDunn with 24.2; second place is Ray Steverns III with 16.54 pounds.
Northern Pike first-place winner is Max Anderson with 14.41; second place is Matt Cook with 12.99; and third place is Eugene Juart Jr with 12.02.
Walleye first place is Brett Carion with 10.95; second place is Terry Cotterman with 9.63; and third is Brian Potts with 7.17 pounds.
Small Mouth Bass first place is George Defrehan with 20.29; second place is Andy Severns with 19.17; and third place is Daren Potts with 17.62 pounds.
Trout first place is Stevie Barnett with 4.59; second place is Andy Rose with 4.14; and third place is Jamie Wrightman with 2.06 pounds.
Lunker Awards went to Josh McDunn with a 24.2-pound Muskey; Max Anderson with 14.42 Pike; Darren Potts with 3.45 pound Walleye; Brett Carion with a 4.35 Bass; and Jamie Wrightman with a 4.14 pound Trout.
Largest Catfish was 17.55 pounds caught by Steven Barnett.
The fishing regulations chairperson was pleased with the success of the fishing and thanked all those who helped him out with registrations, weigh-in, and getting the fish back to the river.
Kids Derby Winners were: First place, Star Nicholson, 8 years old from Warren, with 30.5 inches;second-place winner is Ayla Reese, 9 years old of Endeavor, with 30 inches; and in third place is Noah Neil Carr, age 10, of Burgettstown, with 29.5 inches.
The Kids Derby was coordinated by Ann Jones and helpers included Dan and Laurie Reese, Dick Bartges, Daisy McDonald, Arletta Marsh and Madeline Jones. This Kids Derby is sponsored by the Tidioute Lions Club and PA State Championship Fishing Tournament.
First runner-up in the Miss Tidioute Pageant, Elizabeth Pizer, was present performing the duties of Miss Tidioute, presenting trophies and drawing tickets for the various drawings.