Sixth Annual Pat Sandry Memorial Fishing Derby September 9 helps raise funds for Friends of Pool 9

Pat Sandry ...
Pat Sandry ...

Saturday, September 9, family and friends of lifelong resident and local “River Rat” Pat Sandry will be honoring his memory with the Sixth Annual Pat Sandry Memorial Fishing Derby and Friends of Pool 9 Fundraiser held on the Mississippi River. Sandry passed away in November of 2017 after a short, courageous battle with cancer. He thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors, had a great passion for fishing and hunting, and he truly treasured the beauty of Lansing and the surrounding area.

Entry fee is $50 per boat with 50% payback in prize money and 50% being donated to Friends of Pool 9. There is a limit of two adults and two children per boat.

Hours of the tournament will be from sun-up through 1 p.m. with weigh-in at Shipwrecked, Shep’s Riverside Patio Bar, starting at 11 a.m. Categories of fish include Bass (weigh three), Walleye (weigh three), Bluegill (weigh 15), Crappie (weigh 15) and Catfish (weight three). There will also be payouts for the largest Bass, Walleye, Bluegill, Crappie, Catfish, Northern, Perch, Striper and Roughfish.

Boats may weigh a fish from more than one category. Prize money is determined by number of entries into the tournament.

Entry forms can be picked up at Shep’s Riverside Bar & Grill, River-N-Ridge Outdoors, Red Barn Resort or Village Farm & Home in Lansing or at Sportsmen’s Unlimited in Waukon. Registration can also be accomplished in person the morning of the tournament. For more information or to access an entry form, call Dan Halverson at 563-419-5472.

Make checks payable to: Pat Sandry Memorial Tournament and mail, along with entry form, to: Dan Halverson, P.O. Box 531, Lansing, IA 52151.