Anglers battle the elements

Published 12:18am Sunday, September 30, 2012

VIDALIA — Young anglers across the Miss-Lou hit local lakes Saturday morning and battled the elements to try to catch some trophy fish.

Rain dampened the 22nd annual Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. fishing tournament, but Sheriff Kenneth Hedrick said he was still pleased with his first tournament as sheriff.

“I was really happy with the participation we had considering the weather,” he said. “This is my first year, and it’s something we plan to keep on doing to give back to the D.A.R.E. program.”

The top three finishers in each division were awarded with trophies, while each participant received a smaller trophy and free fishing rod.

The top finishers were:

2- to 5-year-old bream (five largest)

3. Nathan Domanque 2.68 pounds (2 years old)

2. Brody Bass 2.66 pounds (2)

1. Elijah Bass 3.06 pounds (4)

2- to 5-year-old other fish (largest fish)

3. Devin Stockstill 2.40 pounds (2)

2. Gracey Germany 2.74 pounds (4)

1. Hayden Carlton 4.86 pounds (5)

6- to 10-year-old bass (five largest)

3. Elizabeth Garvan 4.62 pounds (9)

2. Hayden Paul 6.14 pounds (6)

1. MacKenzie King 9.06 pounds (9)

6- to 10-year-old bream (five largest)

3. Kaylie Mitchell 2.20 pounds (9)

2. Colton Earnest 2.26 pounds (10)

1. Conner Shows 3.16 pounds (7)

6- to 10-year-old Other species (largest fish)

3. Mitchell 2.34 pounds (9)

2. Paul 6.06 pounds (6)

1. Austin McCarty 6.94 pounds (9)

11- to 14-year-old bass (five largest)

3. Jonathan Burr 7.02 pounds (11)

2. Cole Switzer 7.36 pounds (13)

1. Taylor Ganey 8.02 pounds (12)

11- to 14-year-old bream (five largest)

3. Will Moffett .94 pounds (14)

2. Joshua Hargon 2.12 pounds (13)

1. Cassey Byrnes 2.36 pounds (13)

11- to 14-year-old other species (largest fish)

3. Karlie Bolyer 6.10 pounds

2. Skylar Bolyer 7.34 pounds

1. Jacob Bolyer 9.18 pounds

15- to 18-year-old bass (five largest)

3. Jessica McNeil 3.16 pounds (17)

2. Darrius Bernard 3.98 pounds (15)

15- to 18-year-old bream (five largest)

2. Jowers .54 pounds (17)

1. Curtis Brown 1.74 pounds (15)

15- to 18- other species (largest fish)

1. Kayleigh Jowers 1.30 pounds (17)