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Last-minute salmon nets $15K top prize in New York tournament series opener

George Prentice of Smicksburg, Pa., took the grand prize of $15,000 at the Lake Ontario Counties’ Spring Derby. Prentice caught this 25-pound salmon on May 12, the final day of the event and got it to the scales with just minutes to spare. (Photo by Bill Hilts Jr.)

It was only fitting that the Spring Lake Ontario Counties Trout, Salmon, and Walleye Derby came down to the wire on the final day of the popular contest. George Prentice of Smicksburg, Pa., caught a 25-pound salmon at 11:30 a.m. on May 12 and needed to rush his prize catch to the Boat Doctors in Olcott, N.Y., to beat the 1 p.m. deadline in order to cash in on the $15,000 grand prize.

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