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Steelhead Contest Winners 2004

Date: 2/23/2004
Time: 2:41:11 PM
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Tom Hobbs of New York City came through with a clutch fish the last hour of the tournament to win the Roger Tobey Memorial Steelhead Contest sponsored by the Niagara River Anglers Association last weekend. Hobbs reeled in a 14 pound, 12 ounce fish while also battling 40 miles per hour winds and snow flurries. He was fishing on board the boat of Capt. Vince Cerrone of Youngstown, using a Kwikfish in the Devil's Hole area to win the $695 first place prize. Lou Long was runner up with a 14 pound one ounce steelie. Third place was Jay Wicks of Lewiston with a 13 pound, 10 ounce fish. He caught the fish in Devil's Hole with a minnow. A total of 119 people fished in the competition. It would have been two years in a row for Cerrone, who operates Predator II Charters in the lower river. Last year, Cerrone's customer reeled in a 19 pound fish during the contest. However, they weren't entered in the tournament. 

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