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WON Striper Derby begins today on Lake Havasu

May 18, 2019 GMT

The 37th annual Lake Havasu Striper Derby begins today, with anglers competing for cash and prizes, including a new boat.

Hundreds of anglers are expected to compete in the event, which continues through Sunday, fishing for striped bass between the Parker Dam and the Interstate 40 bridge. Teams of two are allowed a limit of 10 stripers a day, with the top 10 teams in total weight and the top five big fish after two days taking home prizes.

Weigh-ins will be held at the London Bridge Resort boat ramp beginning at noon today with anglers able to weigh in until 3 p.m. Weigh-ins begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday with an awards ceremony from 3:30-5 p.m.


The grand prize this year is a Klamath 16 EXW paired with a Suzuki 40 HP motor and trailer.

Henderson, Nevada’s Bryan Simons and his teenage son, Kyle, won the event last year, bagging just 10 fish over the two days that weighed 117.47 pounds, including a record 110-pound second day and a big fish weighing 24.35 pounds. California’s Steven Fealy won the boat raffle.