Morson fish derby a great catch!

The annual Morson live-release fishing derby Saturday saw a reversal of fortune compared to previous years. Usually Northern Pike, and especially perch, are caught in abundance as opposed to walleye.
But not this year, when 51 walleye were caught along with just six perch. And no Northern Pikes were reeled up.
The walleye seemed to be biting around noon. John King caught a beautiful 7.18-pounder to win the $325 first prize.
Not long after, Irving Blight reeled up a 6.28-pound walleye to take the second prize of $250. He was using pink and white jigs, with shiners for bait.
Brian Andy Jr. took third place ($200) with a 3.84-pound walleye.
Because no Northern Pikes were caught Saturday, derby organizers opted to add three more prizes to the walleye category.
Amy Adams took fourth place—and the $150 prize—with a 3.6-pound walleye.
King also came in fifth place with a 3.54-pound walleye to pocket another $100 while Rocky Olson was in sixth (3.48 pounds) to take home $75.
With six different people each catching a perch, and the prize category being the person with the most perch, a draw for the $150 prize was held involving Stan Zajac, Terry Gill, Dillon Anderson, Adrian Dersluis, Desi Comegan, and Len Clarke.
Clarke ended up being the winner.
The hidden weight was 1.45 pounds, which earned Mark Brusven a rod-and-reel combo.
There were 173 people registered for the derby and the weather was perfect.