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Spokanite Wins Derby At Pend Oreille

Wed., May 7, 1997

Jerry Wilhelm of Spokane caught a 30.4-pound mackinaw to win the $10,000 grand prize in the Spring K&K; challenge Derby at Lake Pend Oreille.

Wilhelm caught the mack on April 26, the first day of the derby. When the contest closed Sunday, the next-best fish was a 28.7-pound mack caught by Thomas Gerhart of Alameda, Calif.

The best rainbow was a 21.8-pounder by Van Sawyer of Sandpoint.

Wilhelm, who also caught the eighth-place mackinaw, was fishing with good company. His boat, the “Yellowjacket,” produced four derby winners, including a 22-pound mack taken by Jeff Wilhelm of Spokane and a 14.10-pound rainbow taken by Jerry Messner of Lind.

More results are listed in today’s Stat Sheet.

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