Star-Herald Biggest Fish Contest Leaders

Creighton Dike of Scottsbluff caught this small mouth bass on Aug. 12 at Lake Minatare. The fish measured 18 inches. Duane Dike witnessed the catch.

Updated through 8-24

Brown trout — 17 inches, Soldier Creek, Justin Powell of Alliance; 9 inches, East Hat Creek, Kadyn Warner

Carp — 32 inches, Terry’s Lake, Joe Griffith of Gering; 29 inches, Terry’s Lake, Joel Griffith of Gering; 28 1/2 inches, Winters Creek Lake, Samuel Bowlin; 25 inches, Lake Minatare, Don Helberg of Scottsbluff; 16 inches, Lake McConaughy, Makenna Shimp of Scottsbluff

Catfish — 36 inches, Box Butte Reservoir, Larry Mann of Alliance; 36 inches, Terry’s Lake, Joel Griffith of Gering; 35 inches, Box Butte Reservoir, Jason Randolph of Hemingford; 35 inches, Terry’s Lake, Joel Griffith of Gering; 33 inches, Lake Minatare, Creighton Dike of Scottsbluff; 32 inches, Winters Creek Lake, Jim Kasza of Gering; 24 3/4 inches, Morrill sandpits, Colten Lemoine of Mitchell; 24 inches, Winters Creek Lake, Kyler Sides of Gering; 19.5 inches, Morrill sandpits, Craig Lemoine of Mitchell

Crappie — 16 3/4 inches, Lake Minatare, Hunter Kunz of Gering; 13 1/2 inches, Winter Creek Lake, Jace Demeranville of Gering

Largemouth bass — 22 inches, Melbeta private pond, Aaron Hausmann; 21 inches, Scottsbluff private pond, Bodie Kumm of Gering; 20 inches, Jaron and Easton Anderson of Gering; 17 inches, Scottsbluff private pond, Noah Shaddick of Scottsbluff

Northern pike — 38 inches, Lake McConaughy, Scott Sauer of Scottsbluff; 28 inches, Lake Minatare, Roger Tollefson of Gering

Perch — 13 inches, Lake Minatare, Nathaniel Applegate of Minatare; 12 inches, Lake Minatare, Mauricio Maldonado of Gering; 12 inches, Lake Minatare, Pamela Tollefson of Gering

Rainbow trout — 26 inches, Winters Creek Lake, Talon Cordle of Scottsbluff; 21.5 inches, Winters Creek Lake, Tim Grander; 21.5 inches, Winters Creek Lake, Mike Franke; 14 inches, Sioux County private pond, Kadyn Warner

Smallmouth bass — 18 inches, Lake Minatare, Creighton Dike of Scottsbluff

Tiger trout — 10 inches, Wood reserve pond, Kadyn Warner

Walleye — 30 1/2 inches, Lake Minatare, Chuck Stratton of Mitchell; 30 inches, Lake McConaugh, Barney Morava of Chappell; 27 1/2 inches, Lake McConaughy, Daryl Weingart of Alliance; 24 inches, Lake McConaughy, Don Hass of Bridgeport

White bass — 21 inches, Lake Minatare, Creighton Dike of Scottsbluff; 16 inches, Lake Minatare, Samuel Bowlin

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