Niagara River Steelhead Contest
Held February 16 2008
The Annual Roger Toby Memorial Niagara River Steelhead Contest
held Saturday [2/16] was a big hit again this year. A total of
87 people signed and the fish cooperated for almost everybody. The
day started out with calm winds and ended up pushing pretty good by
noon time. Temperatures were bearable.
Captain Roy Larsen from North Tonawanda NY captured the
big prize with a 14# 4oz. Steelie. Larsen was fishing with
Captain John DeLorenzo. Both men are seasoned Niagara River
Charter Captains. Captain Larsen also will have his winning
fish mounted by Nature's Way Taxidermy, Sanborn NY.
Mike Sullivan from Tonawanda NY was the second place
winner with a nice 12# 6 oz Steelhead.
Dan Coville from Orchard Park NY had and identical size
fish weighed in at 12# 6 oz. but the tie was determined by time of
entry. [Contest rule]
The $50.00 early bird drawing was won by Patrick
LoDullo from Concord NY.
The 50/50 cash door prize was won by Roger Tobey's niece!
The river ice started clearing about Thursday and got better on
Friday then Saturday by contest time the river was very much
The awards party followed at the Lewiston Fire Hall and there was
lots of fun, food & beverages for all with draw prizes for attendees
Chairman Richard Fortier was a proud man and proud of all
that entered to fish. Fortier stands to be commended for another
great contest again this year.
Instead of the 77 entries as reported earlier, there were 87
entries! One of the ticket outlets slipped up and forgot to phone
the entries in to the Chairman. Everything was resolved with no
There were only 3 Canadian entrys this year. That was fewer
numbers from previous years. St. Catherine's and Beamsville Ontario
There were just 22 fish entered while most were released as the
word was out that you had to weigh in bigger than 11 pounds to be
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