Star-Herald Biggest Fish Contest Leaders

Hailey Joekel of Gering caught this white bass on Aug. 19 at Lake Minatare. The fish measured 16 1/2 inches. Witnessing the catch was John Joekel.

Bluegill — 11 1/2 inches, Scotts Bluff County pond, Gunner Newcomb of Lingle; 11 inches, private pond, Taeler Howlett of Scottsbluff; 10 inches, Morrill private pond, Samuel Bowlin of Scottsbluff

Carp — 29 inches, Terry’s Pit, Joel Griffith of Bridgeport

Catfish — 39 inches, Box Butte Reservoir, Tracy Marlatt of Chadron; 33 inches, Box Butte Reservoir, Keaton Robb of Lyman; 32 1/2 inches, Terry’s Pit, Joel Griffith of Bridgeport; 32 inches, Box Butte Reservoir, Dylan Golden of Bridgeport; 31 1/2 inches, Box Butte Reservoir, Mary Moseley

Crappie — 15 inches, Scotts Bluff County pond, Londa Maron of Scottsbluff

Largemouth bass — 22 inches, Box Butte Reservoir, Keaton Robb of Lyman; 21 1/4 inches, Panhandle sand pit, Gabriel Tisue of Scottsbluff; 20 inches, Scotts Bluff County sandpit, Hannah Haun of Sidney; 20 inches, Terry’s Lake, Sammy McMillan of Scottsbluff

Northern pike — 40 inches, Box Butte Reservoir, Andy Fitts of Gering; 38 inches, Box Butte Reservoir, Corbin Benigno of Alliance; 32 inches, Lake Minatare, Mike Swartz of Minatare

Perch — 13 inches, Lake Minatare, Jacob Engstrom of Gering

Pumpkinseed — 8 1/4 inches, Box Butte Reservoir, Taeler Howlett of Scottsbluff

Rainbow trout — 23 inches, Scottsbluff county lake, Phil Found of Bayard

Smallmouth bass — 13 3/4 inches, Lake Minatare, Malachi Bowlin of Scottsbluff

Sunfish — 11 1/2 inches, West Winters Creek, Zandra Pullen of Scottsbluff

Walleye — 31 inches, Lake McConaughy, Arik Doty of Sidney

White bass — 16 1/2 inches, Lake Minatare, Hailey Joekel of Gering

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