Merced Irrigation District Announces Winners of 2021 Lake McSwain Fall Trout Tournament in Mariposa County



Photo courtesy of Lakes McClure and McSwain Parks and Recreation

October 7, 2021 – The Lake McSwain Fall Trout Tournament brought good weather, great memories – and for a few, it made some serious money.

“I think somehow everyone who came to the Derby won”, said Brooke Gutierrez, director of MID Parks and Recreation. “Whether you received the top prize or not, you had a great time here if you participated. “

Gutierrez added that the fishermen are already registering for the next derby to be held in spring 2022.

In total, nearly 240 fishermen took part in the derby. It started on Saturday morning and ended on Sunday evening. The entrance fee was $ 25 per adult. Children under 16 fished for free with adult entry.

The winners of the derby are:

The biggest trout for $ 2,000:
Johnny Estrada Jr – 21.75 inch fish

Stringer of the three longest fish for $ 2000:
Ndzeu Heu – 55.25 inches total of fish

Wild Card for $ 500 (one adult chosen at random from all participants)
Brad Murphy – 14.75 inch fish

Wild Card Kids Fishing Rod and Tackle Box (one winner under 16 at random). Sponsored by Splash N Dash / Reel Deal Café and Marketplace
Briar Mayfield – 12.25 inch fish

The McSwain Derby was again supported by the Fish Donkey smartphone app, which has become popular among anglers in recent years.

“Everyone had a great time and most of the anglers we spoke to were already discussing the spring 2022 trout derby,” said Gutierrez.
Source: MID



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