25th Annual Pike County Commissioners Fishing Derby Results

The Pike County Commissioners held their 25th Annual Fishing Derby at Lily Pond on Saturday, April 15, 2023. The event had 210 youth participants.

The first place winners among each age group won a new fishing pole, courtesy of Luhrs’ True Value, a tackle box, and a fishing net, provided by Pike County Outfitters. Second place winners received a fishing pole and tackle box. Third place and other winners received a fishing pole. 

The overall largest trout* registered was 20 inches and was caught by 15-year-old Gage Salazar. For this catch, Gage also won an IHOME Charging Station/Bluetooth speaker and a throw blanket, donated by Blue Ridge Communications.

Every registered participant went home with a prize, such as fishing bait, bobbers, hooks, lures, or a scale to weigh fish.

The following is the list of prize winners by age group for the largest catch.

5 & Under

6 & 7 year olds

8 & 9 year olds

Logan Campell - 16”

Mia Lig - 15”

Wyatt Love - 16”

Jason Montana - 15.5”

Matthew Marshall - 15”

Kennedy Stead - 15”

Levi Lig - 15”

Michael Zuccarelli - 15”

Chase Scully - 11”

Korbin Zuccarelli - 14”

Johnny Montana – 13”


Arthur Keller - 12”



Cassidy Fisher- 8.5”



10 & 11 year olds

12 & 13 year old

14 & 15 year olds

Blake Mady - 19”

Miles Johnson - 16”

Gage Salazar*- 20”

Keaton Stygar - 15”



Joe Korycki - 13”



Landry Abbott - 12.5”




The Commissioners would like to thank the many sponsors and volunteers who helped make this year’s derby a success. The Commissioners extend a special thank you to Northwell Health for their generous donation of $5K, which covered the costs associated with stocking the pond, and also to the Pike County Maintenance staff for setting up the event.

The complete list of sponsors include:

Blooming Grove Hunt & Fish Club

Blue Ridge Communications

Friends of Warrior Football

Hagemann's Tackle & Variety

Lemon Family

LJ Bogumil Inc

Luhrs' True Value Hardware

Matamoras Rod & Gun Club

McGrath Family

Northwell Health

Pike County Light & Power

Pike County Outfitters

Volunteers- Randy Fuller and James Leiser

Pike County Maintenance Staff

Pike County Sheriff’s Office



Photo Id: Commissioner Matthew Osterberg, Gage Salazar, and Commissioner Tony Waldron.