Wounded Warriors Fishing Derby brings together soldiers, fishing guides for competition on the St. Lawrence
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 4:22 pm

The winning team of Skip Hurlbutt, Malone native serving at Fort Drum, and area fishing guides Scott Rogers (left) and Capt. Ed Reyes; with winning pike and walleye.The winning team of Skip Hurlbutt, Malone native serving at Fort Drum, and area fishing guides Scott Rogers (left) and Capt. Ed Reyes; with winning pike and walleye.OGDENSBURG – The Wounded Warrior Fishing Competition held June 4 and 5, was another area event for FISHCAP, the St. Lawrence River Valley’s sport fishing initiative that aims to put St. Lawrence County on the global angling map.

Buses and carloads of soldiers and their families arrived at 7 a.m. at Ogdensburg’s Dobisky Center, near the Vietnam War Moving Wall display. They fished until noon, when fish were measured and prizes were awarded.

Five certified St. Lawrence River captains have volunteered their services to the event: Capt. Mike Seymour, columnist and known for “Hooks & Antlers,” Capt. Ed Reyes of Let’s Go Fishin’, Capt. Don Lucas of Muskie Magic, Capt. Nate Laskiewicz of Lakes Region Fishing, and Mohawk Trails Guide Capt. Will Clute. All the captains and guides volunteered their time for the event.

In addition, five 20-foot pontoon boats and volunteers to run them came from Black Lake, courtesy of David Powelczyk.

To view a YouTube video of the event, click here.

 Here are the Fort Drum soldiers posing for a shot.Here are the Fort Drum soldiers posing for a shot.

 

Local guide Don Lucas (left) and friend with their catch of the day.Local guide Don Lucas (left) and friend with their catch of the day.