Some new names are on the leaderboard entering the final few days of the Perry 200 Fishing Challenge.
The free contest opened on Memorial Day and runs through Labor Day. Fish are eligible if they were caught legally by Pennsylvania-licensed anglers in Pennsylvania’s stretch of Lake Erie or its publicly accessible tributaries and Erie County waters. Regional bait shops and weigh stations log the fish in junior (15 and under) and senior (16 and older) categories; the largest fish will be awarded the grand prize. Division winners also get prizes.
Five new names hit the leaderboard in August, led by Randy Henderson’s 37 1/4-inch lake trout. Vince Silvaggi entered a 30 3/4-inch sheepshead, and Anthony Whipkey caught a 33 1/2-inch steelhead. Mike Testa’s rainbow trout and Hunter Gonda’s 32-inch walleye also moved into lead positions.
Check out the full leaderboard, and take your big Labor Day weekend catch to an official weigh station for your chance at a title.