FEBRUARY 13 & 14, 2021

To say this year was a success would be an understatement. Cold, clear weather and thick ice made conditions favorable this year. 520 registrations was far and away more than we could have imagined. Our processes had changed to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. Every single participant at the weigh-in followed our rules and the state mandates, with not one complaint. Given the events of the past year, I couldn’t have imagined this to be so successful, and without issue. Fish were brought in from ponds all over Hancock County, some ponds that had never before been represented at our derby. In all, there were 80 fish brought in, and half were kids under 16. As in the past, we gave a free trap to each kid who brought in a fish to weigh, for as long as our supplies held out. We are happy to see so much of the next generation taking advantage of this great Maine resource. In all, we gave out more than $4000 in prizes and cash awards to 40 participants, including two lifetime fishing licenses. Because of the large turn-out, generous donors, and our amazing sponsors, Slims Fishing Derby was able to raise $7000 for the Jimmy Douglass Memorial Scholarship fund. We thank you all, and look forward to seeing you again in 2022!!

Thanks again to f/v Under Pressure, Cyclone Hose Company, Becketts Bait, f/v Kira Stacy, Coastal Mechanical, f/v Sea Dog, Autumn & Jeremy Robbins, Billings Diesel & Marine, Peter S Haskell Inc, and f/v Force of Habit.


First, Slim’s Fishing Derby would like to express our appreciation to everyone for your patience and understanding with the process changes this year. Thanks to our sponsors, donors and all of those who entered the derby, we were able to raise over $7000 for our scholarship! We sincerely thank you all for a very successful year.
Bass 1st: Gage Clapp, 5.72lb, 22.66in
Bass 2nd: Shawn Emerton, 4.18lb, 18.79in
Brown 1st: Harold Joyce, 2.56lb, 18.75in
Brown 2nd: Evan Rollins, 2.38lb, 19.07in
Togue 1st: Josh Palmacci, 8.18lb, 27.34in
Togue 2nd: Roy Whalen, 7.00lb, 25.61in
Salmon 1st: Ben Naumann, 3.74lb, 22.06in
Salmon 2nd: Rob Childers, 2.60lb, 21.71in
Brook Trout 1st: Trafton Hutchins, 2.11lb, 17.81in
Brook Trout 2nd: Trafton Hutchins, 1.76lb, 16.94in
Small Togue from Beech Hill: Briella McIntyre, 3.21lb
Congratulations to all of the winners!

Jimmy Douglass Scholarship