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2008 Mat-Su Pike Derby
2008 ConocoPhillips Mat-Su Pike Derby
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Houston Chamber of Commerce and Houston Lions Club presents:The First Annual Mat-Su Pike Derby
Hunt for Pike anywhere in the Mat-Su Valley!
Pike in the Water!!
We would like to extend a huge thanks to Wasilla Chamber of Commerce for giving us the opportunity to visit with the wonderful members that help us with our fundraising events!!!!
Thanks to ConocoPhillips for their generous support of our 1st Pike Derby!
2008 Derby Winners
Longest Pike -1st tie at 41" Peter Aftreth (Anchorage) and Dan Markgraf (Eagle River) Trophies will be mailed. 3rd 39" Steve Pakhala
Heaviest Pike -1st 26.6 pounds Jacie Hart (Wasilla) , 2nd Bob Jones (Big Lake) 22 pounds 5 oz 3rd 22 pounds Gerry Boettcher-Coon Rapids Minnesota
Shortest Pike -1st-7 1/8 inch Bob Witz (Palmer) 2nd 12 inches Larry Hoffmann(Chugiak) 3rd 12 1/5(flathorn) Patrick Merrigan(Wasilla)
Lightest Pike - 1st-6 oz Patrick Merrigan(Prator) (Wasilla), 2nd 7oz Mike Barnes(Wasilla) , 3rd Patrick Merrigan 8 oz(prator)(Wasilla)
Most Number of Pike-1st Bob Witz (Palmer) - 124, 2nd 98 Jason Sharlow, 3rd 61 Bryan Hoffmann (Chugiak)
Most Pounds of Pike-1st Bob Jones (Big Lake) 206.50 pounds 2nd 96.8 pounds A Molodkin 3rd 90.5 pound Art Mongeau
Most length of Pike-1st Clark Myers (Wasilla) 2415.75, 2nd 1008 inches Larry Hoffmann(Chugiak) 3rd 729.5 Greg Busch
Winner of the cruise to Caribbean/Mexico/Bahamas Jerry Rallan Palmer
Derby Prizes and Drawing Prizes are being mailed to those who were not present.
3 Rivers Fly and Tackle have checked in 388 pike this season!!!! Thanks guys!!
Thank you to our sponsors, ticket sellers and weigh in stations for selling 282 tickets and checking in 901 fish!!!!
Tickets available at: Sportsman's Warehouse(Weigh in), 3 Rivers Fly and Tackle(weigh-in), Krazy Beanz Espresso, Houston Lodge(Weigh-in), Capital Choice Mortgage, Houston Chamber and Lions Members, Big Su Landing Coffee Shop/Rons Riverboat service, Alaska River Sports, Arrowhead Outfitters(Weigh-in).
1st Prize-$500 cash from ConocoPhillips and a Pike Trophy by Buschwhacker Decoys
Pike Decoy Trophy
2nd Prize-$250 Fireworks Package by Gorilla Fireworks
3rd Prize-$75 Sportsmans Warehouse gift card
Drawing for Several Fishing Trips, Cruise to the Carribean or Mexico, Alaska Railroad tickets Anchorage to Seward, Fly in Pike Trip. Deshka Trip,
Wasilla Fishery Meeting