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Fall Lake Ontario Counties derby nets Bridgeport, N.Y., angler $25K grand prize

Robert Karker of Bridgeport, N.Y., caught this 29-pound, 13-ounce Chinook salmon to win the $25,000 Lake Ontario Counties Derby grand prize. (Photo by Dave Chilson)

In the Fall Lake Ontario Counties Trout and Salmon Derby held Aug. 18 to Sept. 4, Robert Karker, of Bridgeport, was the $25,000 Grand Prize winner after he reeled in a Chinook salmon that weighed 29 pounds, 13 ounces. He caught the king near Sandy Pond in the eastern basin of the lake on Aug. 29.
Karker was fishing with Mike Daley of Grand Island, Fla., and Jim Walsh, of Lakeport, aboard their 21-foot Starcraft Islander named “Fishin’ Impossible.” It was around 10 a.m., as they moved from deeper water to 103 feet, Karker walked over to the diver to check it out.

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