Star-Herald Biggest Fish Contest Leaders

Hailey Joekel of Gering caught this white bass on Aug. 25 at Lake Minatare. The fish measured 16 inches. John Joekel witnessed the catch.

Brook trout — 16 inches, Tammy Standage of Alliance, private pond

 

Catfish — 37 inches, Kaiden Thompson of Alliance, Box Butte Reservoir; 35.5 inches, Tammy Standage of Alliance, Box Butte Reservoir

 

Largemouth bass — 23 inches, Michael Gomez of Alliance, Chadron City Ponds; 18.5 inches, Samuel Bowlin, Box Butte Reservoir

 

Northern pike — 44 inches, Keaton Robb of Lyman, Box Butte Reservoir; 41 inches, Lisa Burri of Alliance, Box Butte Reservoir

 

Rainbow trout — 20 inches, Mark Schafer of Alliance, private pond

 

Smallmouth bass — 18 inches, Hunter Schafer of Alliance, Box Butte Reservoir; 15 inches, Scott Dietrich of Alliance, Lake McConaughy

 

Walleye — 28 inches, Jorge Valdez of Alliance, Lake McConaughy

 

White bass — 16 inches, Hailey Joekel of Gering, Lake Minatare

 

Wiper — 27.5 inches, Logan Dietrich of Alliance, Lake McConaughy