2015 Hooked On Camp Fishing Derby Raises More Than $23,000

Twenty anglers caught over 200 fish during the 2015 Hooked On Camp Fishing Derby held Sept. 10-11 on YMCA Camp Harrison’s Lake Broyhill.

The annual fundraiser generated more than $23,000 for the Camp Blue Skies Foundation. Returning again this year as the Derby Sponsor was Dynamic Health & Pain Management of Charlotte. Curtis Johnson of Charlotte served as our Largemouth Bass Sponsor and REDLINE Design Group served as our Bluegill Sponsor.

Most participants arrived Thursday evening and enjoyed a hearty dinner followed by fellowship and football viewing. Early Friday morning over breakfast, Derby Captain Gene Vaughn went over guidelines and safety practices. John Wendel, NBC Charlotte meteorologist, provided the weather report. Anglers were paired with guides and the derby was off.

It was a glorious day for fishing and celebration of Camp Blue Skies!

Among the winners of the competition (watch the video to see the fish):

Biggest Bass 2015 Hooked On Camp Fishing Derby.
Biggest Bass 2015 Hooked On Camp Fishing Derby.
Biggest Bluegill Camp 2015 Hooked On Camp Fishing Derby.
Biggest Bluegill Camp 2015 Hooked On Camp Fishing Derby.
Photo by Mark Santo/www.MarkSanto.com
Photo by Mark Santo/www.MarkSanto.com

We are grateful to the following who made the 2015 Hooked On Camp Fishing Derby such a success:

Derby Sponsor - Dynamic Health and Pain Management, Dr. Peter and Heidi Cox

Largemouth Bass Sponsor - Curtis Johnson

Bluegill Sponsor - REDLINE Design Group, Brooks Runkle

Corporate Sponsors - Bonitz Flooring Group, Dragonfly Studios, Harker Doerre, and Poly-Tech Industrial

Individual Sponsors - Jon Beall, John & Coletta Lenhart, and Tom & Chris O’Boyle

In-Kind Donors - Bass Pro Shops, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Great Outdoor Provision Company, Mark Santo Photography, T-N-T BBQ, YMCA Camp Harrison, and the 10 fishing guides

Save the Date! The 2016 Hooked On Camp Fishing Derby will return to YMCA Camp Harrison! Date to be announced soon. To reserve your boat now or become a sponsor, email Leighann@CampBlueSkies.Org.