2011 Bass DerbyUpdated Friday February 3, 2012 by Stanley Park.
Chris Prince is shown here with the 19 7/8" small-mouth bass he caught to earn 1st place, $2,000, the Trophy and bragging rights for 2011. There were over 600 entrants this year and lots of prizes to go around - over $8,000 worth!
(This is a slideshow of the 2011 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 2011 Derby: Adult (16 & over) $20, Youth (9-15) $5, Junior (8 & under) FREE
2011 PRIZES Adult Division
1st Prize- $2,000 CASH won by Chris Prince 19 7/8"
2nd Prize - $1,000 CASH - Andrew Heutinck 19 3/8"
3rd Prize - $500 CASH - Dan Collins 19 3/16"
4th Place - Prize Package - Billy Foley 18 15/16"
5th Place - Prize package - Cara Fitzgerald 18 13/16"
2011 PRIZES Junior Division
1st - Zack Upton 17 5/8"
2nd - Lucas Cardoso 17 5/16"
3rd - Tyson Tessier 16 11/16"
4th - Kyle Vaughan 16 11/32"
5th - Landon Young 16 1/4"
$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 Jaime Losee.
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.