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From: ODN News Update
Time: 1:24:51 PM
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The First Annual "Fish and Chips" competition to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis was held last week out of Lewiston, with the Seneca Niagara Casino being the headline player in the event. The contest involved 10 boats, all of which had six hours to pursue three different species - walleye, bass and salmon. Should one person catch all three fish, extra points would be allotted in the quest to become the Grand Champion for the fun-filled action. Points were also earned for every bass (at least 14 inches long), walleye and salmon boated. The day kicked off with a great breakfast at the new and improved Clark's Burger House, followed by fishing out of Lewiston Landing. After a nice morning on the water in the lower Niagara River, the group headed up to the casino for an excellent steak dinner and awards ceremony. Marlin Printup, a host for the Casino, was declared the Grand Champion with six legal bass and a nice salmon to his credit, good for 500 points overall. He was fishing with Capt. Phil Rowan. Biggest salmon for the day was a 37 inch king reeled in by Scott Edwards while fishing with Capt. Jim Taylor. Top bass was an 18 inch smallmouth hauled in by Evan Casey with drifting with Capt. Frank Campbell. The only walleye caught for the day was a 22-1/2 inch fish registered by Mike Trombley. He was guided by Capt. Bruce Blakelock. Blakelock was the only boat to catch all three species, but they were tallied by the same fisherman. Celebrity angler and host of the Casino was Hall of Fame Buffalo Bill Joe DeLamielleure who managed to reel in a few fish himself. They'll be back next year, hopefully bigger and better than before.