SCOTTSBLUFF — National balloonists and their crews headed out from the Gering Civic Center Thursday morning for another day of racing. With two tasks in place, the pilots jockeyed for position as their trucks weaved around other competitors down Sugar Factory Road in Scottsbluff in search of…
Bluegill — 10.5 inches, Scotts Bluff County private pond, Aubree Boswell of Gering; 10.25 inches, Sandhills lake, Oryan Kozal of Alliance; 10 inches, Bridgeport State Lakes, Tim Shaske of Scottsbluff; 9.5 inches, Bridgeport State Lakes, Tammy Standage of Alliance
If you have been following the Star-Herald’s Biggest Fish Contest, you know a lot of fishermen in the area have been casting their lines or nets each week. We’ve seen entries from young fisherman and older fisherman, with a variety of catches, all beaming with pride.
The Star-Herald’s Biggest Fish Contest is officially underway and the first catch of the season has been submitted by Justin Powell, of Alliance.
The longest and heaviest catch of his career landed Gering’s Andy Fitts the grand prize in this year’s Star-Herald Biggest Fish Contest sponsored by Cabela’s.
Fitts reeled in a northern pike on Aug. 5 at Box Butte Reservoir. The fish measured a whopping 40 inches in length and weighed a hefty 14.7 pounds.