LAKE LINDEN - Jenny Racine's 10-pound northern pike was the catch of the day at the 2014 Rice Lake Fishing Derby put on by the Lake Linden-Hubbell Sportsmen's Association.
The winning catch Sunday was 35 inches long.
The walleye division turned out to be a dead heat, as both Dylan Cruickshank and Curtis Kinnunen caught 23.5-inchers that weighed 4 pounds, 8 ounces.
Nathan Marcotte, 8, of Laurium holds up two northern pike that were caught by him and Luke Jarvi, 9, of Allouez, during the Rice Lake Fishing Derby Sunday. (DMG photo by David Archambeau)
Tyler Desselier came in third with a 22.75-inch walleye weighing 3-12.
After Racine's lunker, the best northern was Glen Manninen's 29-inch, 5-pounder. Steve Joosten came in second (25.75 inches, 2-14) and Brandon Loper was third (24.5 inches, 2-9).
Several juniors had successful days on the water, led by Jacie Stukel's 4-pound, 3-ounce walleye coming in at 23 inches long. Luke Marcotte (3-8, 21 inches) was second and Jason Mach (3-4, 21 inches) third.
In the junior northern division, Isaac Bennetts was best at (25 inches, 2-12). Alli Goldsworthy (23.5 inches, 2-2) and Gracie Perala (23 inches, 2-8) rounded out the top three.
Calvin Rinkinen landed a 28-inch, 5-pound, 7-ounce northern to win the kids division. Chloe Baril (25.5 inches, 3-10) and Brayden Beaudette (25.5 inches, 3-0) took the other medal spots. In the children's walleye division, Lillian Luokus (20 inches, 2-10) was first, followed by Kevin Stukel (19.75 inches, 2-6) and Camryn Bastian (19.5 inches, 2-3).