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Posted on: June 7, 2019

9th Annual Sandbar Classic Fishing Derby

Sandbar Classic
The Ogdensburg Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting its 9th annual Sandbar Classic Fishing Derby on Sunday, July 14. The event is sponsored by Hosmer’s Marina, The Dirty Gringo, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center and the family of the late Al O’Marah.

Adult anglers can register for $20 and can fish for the following species – bass, walleye, northern pike and perch. Registration begins June 10, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during normal business hours at the Dobisky Visitor’s Center, 100 Riverside Ave. 

Each angler can only submit one fish from each of the categories. Each fish entered will be weighed and its length recorded. Winners will be determined by weight. If a tie, the length will determine the winner. All weighing of fish will take place at Hosmer’s Marina.

For the 8th year, there will be a youth division for bass, northern pike, walleye and perch. Registration for youth, 16 and under, is only $10. Youth can also choose to register for the adult division. Prizes and awards will be provided by the family of the late Al O’Marah who will also be sponsoring the annual Al O’Marah Lunker Award for the angler catching the heaviest bass. 

Fishing is on the St. Lawrence River only.

Registration can be made prior to tournament at the Dobisky Visitor’s Center, 100 Riverside Ave., beginning on Monday, June 10 up to the morning of the tournament, or at Hosmer’s Marina from 6 to 7 a.m. when fishing begins. The tournament will end at 3 p.m. when the winners will be announced and the trophies and prizes will be awarded.

The first 90 participants that sign-up will receive a free T-shirt.

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