The annual winners of the Garrett County Fishing Contest, sponsored by Deep Creek Outfitters Hardware and Bait House and the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce are:


Bluegill:                               1 lb., 11 inches, caught by Robert Ruschel of Bethel Park, PA

Chain Pickerel:                 5 lbs., 27 inches, caught by Chris Keagy of Frostburg, MD

Crappie:                               2 lbs. 4 ozs., 16 ½  inches, caught by David Schroyer of Accident, MD

Largemouth Bass:            4 lbs., 20 inches caught by Cathy Kozlowski of Baltimore, MD

Smallmouth Bass:            3 lbs., 17 ½ inches, caught by George Walters of Swanton, MD

Rainbow Trout:                 3 lbs. 4 ozs., 18 ¾  inches, caught by Michael Greene of Swanton, MD

Walleye:                             3 lbs. 14 ozs., 22 ¼  inches, caught by Vince Zello of Swanton, MD

Yellow Perch (Tie):         1 lb. 4 ozs., 14 inches, caught by John Roth of Bethel Park, PA and Michael McClain of Walkersville, MD



The winners are awarded certificates for the season’s largest catch of Bluegill, Brown Trout, Chain Pickerel, Crappies, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout, Walleye and Yellow Perch.  Though the contest has concluded for this year, the fishing is still good, so happy fishing, and we will all look forward to next year’s contest season or on the ice!  The ice fishing contest occurs as long as the lake has sufficient ice cover.