2012 Bass Derby
The final results are in!Updated Monday July 7, 2014 by Stanley Park.
The 2012 Grand River Bass Derby winner David Keffer is shown holding his 19 1/2" smallmouth bass which ended up being big enough to take first place and the $2,000 prize. Shown along with David are his sons Wyatt (orange top) and James (yellow hat) who served as his net men.
The Derby was held July 8 and 9th. Mark your calendars now for the 2013 Derby!
(This is a slideshow of the 2012 Derby- click on any photo to enlarge it, and read the caption. This feature requires you to have Adobe Flash Player installed.)
Entry Fees for the 2012 Derby were: Adult (16 & over) $20, Junior (9-15) $5, Youth (8 & under) FREE
2012 PRIZE WINNERS Adult Division
1st Prize- $2,000 CASH won by David Keffer (& crew) 19 1/2"
2nd Prize - $1,000 CASH - Ron White 19 15/32"
3rd Prize - $500 CASH - Tom Dumladovac 19 7/16"
4th Place - Prize Package - Patrick Jagieski 19 1/8"
5th Place - Prize package - Yuri Collesso 19 1/8"
2012 PRIZE WINNERS Junior Division
1st - Lucas Cardoso 18 3/4"
2nd - Austin Tasi 18 5/32"
3rd - Braden Restoule 18 1/4'"
4th - Tyler Kaenthongrath 17 15/16"
5th - Connor Kraghling 17 3/8"
Special draw prize in Junior Division in memory of Peter Frim: Robert Yantz
$1,000 for each of the two "Tagged" Fish - neither was claimed during the Derby but there's still opportunity to earn a smaller prize if one of the tags is turned in to Natural Sports. (Sponsored by Logel's Autoparts)
Grand Prize Draw - Winner of the Pelican Bass Raider Mini Bass Boat was Cara Fitzgerald
The proceeds from the Grand River Bass Derby have been used to enhance the Stanley Park Optimist Natural Area on the Grand River near Victoria Street north. Future proceeds are also committed to maintain and develop this area as a key public access point to the Grand River, fish spawning area and wildlife habitat.