Southtowns Walleye Association 40th Annual Derby Results

HAMBURG, N.Y., – June 25th, 2024 – Southtowns Walleye Association of Western New York Inc. (STWA) (www.southtownswalleye.com) held its 40th Annual Walleye Derby from June 8th through June 16th 2024, on the waters of Lake Erie and the Upper Niagara River, with more than $100,000 in cash and prizes at stake, anglers throughout Western New York and multiple states participated in the nine day event in search of a walleye worthy of the top prize.

The Derby concluded with an awards picnic held at the STWA Clubhouse on June 23rd at 12pm with close to 200 people in attendance, the main prizes were awarded to the top 109 fish that weighed in after the nine day event. Top honors for the winners went to the following top adult and youth participants within each division.


Adult Winners 2024:                                         Youth Winners 2024:

1st – Timothy Stone – 10.70 lbs.               1st – Adam Goodberry – 9.50 lbs.
2nd – Joshua Pfeiffer – 10.02 lbs.                    2nd – Lucas Dusenbury – 8.62 lbs.
3rd – Adam Zwack – 9.95 lbs.                           3rd – Luke Goodberry – 7.45 lbs.
4th – Thomas Czechowicz – 9.85 lbs.              4th – Liam Klaus – 7.14 lbs.
5th – John Risau – 9.76 lbs.                             5th – Charlie Rizzo – 6.65 lbs.
6th – Rob Ebersole – 9.74 lbs.                  6th – Bently Geedy – 6.25 lbs.
7th – Thomas Shantler – 9.72 lbs.                    7th – Wyatt Simonick – 6.22 lbs.
8th – Deniis Pillard – 9.62 lbs.                          8th – Thomas Grogan – 6.21 lbs.
9th – Jeff Bognar – 9.61 lbs.                     9th – Ryan Lewandowski – 6.06 lbs.
10th – Frank Simonick – 9.48 lbs.                    10th – Cole Hanlin – 6.05 lbs.

2024 Daily Walleye Winners:

Day 1 – Ronald Stanopiewicz – 7.67 lbs.
Day 2 – Steven Ball – 9.42 lbs.
Day 3 – Thomas Huber – 8.18 lbs.
Day 4 – Robert Borden – 8.72 lbs.
Day 5 – Richard Kacmarski – 9.18 lbs.
Day 6 – John Woelfle – 8.56 lbs.
Day 7 – Randy Tyrell – 8.00 lbs.
Day 8 – Frank Simonick – 9.48 lbs.
Day 9 – Robert Slocum – 8.87 lbs.

Lakeshore Hardware Youth Lifetime License Winner: Adam Goodberry – 9.50 lbs.

World Wide Stone – First Fish Weighed In Winner: Liam Klaus – 7.14 lbs.

2024 40th Derby Lure Winner: Bob Rustowicz – 7.08 lbs.

Previous Year’s Derby Lure Winner: Adam Zwack – 9.95 lbs.

777 Winner: Kevin Coyle – 7.75 lbs.

2024 Joe Leonarczyk Jr.  Memorial Award: Walter Slemkieczkz Jr. – 4.89 lbs.

Southtowns Walleye Association of Western New York, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving fishing opportunities in the region for all individuals. With a clear focus on kids, community, conservation and philanthropy, our various programs support these pillars for a strong future generation of outdoorsmen and women and our fishery. To learn more about the club, please visit us at www.southtownswalleye.com or stop by our facility located at 5895 Southwestern Boulevard, Hamburg, NY 14075, Tel.: 716.649.8202, meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:30pm and are open to the public

Southtowns Walleye Association of WNY, Inc.  Announces it’s Annual Outfitter Fair

Outdoor enthusiasts from around WNY will be attending one of the largest swap meets of the spring season.

 HAMBURG, N.Y., – February 19, 2024 – Southtowns Walleye Association of Western New York Inc. (STWA) (www.southtownswalleye.com) will be holding its Annual Outfitters Fair on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024, times will remain the same from 9am to 1pm and table costs are $35.00 as previous years.

  “We look forward to another enjoyable event where outdoor enthusiasts from around the Western New York region can come buy and sell their goods at great prices. Each year our number of sellers has grown, along with the number of attendees looking for a great deal on goods before the spring season gets into full swing”, said Jim Skoczylas, First Vice President STWA and event chairman.

Please visit the our website or Facebook page for our latest event calendars and don’t miss out on this great opportunity to cash in on some great deals. Something additional to note that no firearms or ammunition are allowed to be sold at this event.

  Southtowns Walleye Association of Western New York, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving fishing opportunities in the region for all individuals. With a clear focus on kids, community, conservation and philanthropy, our various programs support these pillars for a strong future generation of outdoorsmen and women and our fishery. To learn more about the club, please visit us at https://southtownswalleye.com or stop by our facility located at 5895 Southwestern Boulevard, Hamburg, NY 14075, Tel.: 716.649.8202, meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:00pm and are open to the public.

 

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Southtowns Walleye Association of WNY, Inc. Announces  40th Annual Walleye Derby

 Fisherman have a chance to win over $100,000 in Cash and Prizes

  HAMBURG, N.Y., – February 11, 2024 – Southtowns Walleye Association of Western New York Inc. (STWA) (www.southtownswalleye.com) announces its 40th Annual Walleye Derby from June 8th through June 16th 2024, on the U.S. waters of Lake Erie and the Upper Niagara River.  With more than $100,000 in cash and prizes at stake, anglers throughout Western New York, and multiple states and will participate in the nine day event in search of a walleye worthy of the top prize. Current sign-ups are being accepted at various sign-up locations around Western New York, the STWA Clubhouse or online at https://southtownswalleye.com/derby.

  “During this special 40th Anniversary we are proud to welcome back some great corporate sponsors such as, IBEW Local 41, Eye Fish, Ultimate Outdoors of WNY, and Traxstech along with Platinum sponsors Merrill Lynch, Curly’s Grille and Catt Creek Bait & Tackle that have come on board once again to support our growing event”, said Jim Skoczylas, First Vice President STWA and Derby Co-Chair.

 To bring more value to our sponsors and our contestants we have exciting early bird drawings, each month prizes will be awarded at the club to several lucky people who get signed up for the Derby early. Don’t forget that you must attend our meetings from January through June in order to get in on these prizes.

“This year we would also like to thank some of our other outstanding sponsor’s Dreamweaver Lures, Olson Bros. Marine Inc.Blue Water MarinaChallenger, and WavePro that continue to support the Derby, without companies like these this event would not be the success that is”, said Brian Plecas Second Vice President STWA and Derby Co-Chair.

  If you are interested in signing up in person and purchasing one of this year’s STWA Derby lures produced by Kilam Custom Baits, you can stop by the club during general meetings or at special sign-up events that will be announced on our Facebook page.  Don’t miss out on the action.

  Southtowns Walleye Association of Western New York, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving fishing opportunities in the region for all individuals. With a clear focus on kids, community, conservation and philanthropy, our various programs support these pillars for a strong future generation of outdoorsmen and women and our fishery. To learn more about the club, please visit us at www.southtownswalleye.com or stop by our facility located at 5895 Southwestern Boulevard, Hamburg, NY 14075, Tel.: 716.649.8202, meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:00pm and are open to the public.

 

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Southtowns Walleye Association 39th Annual Derby Results

HAMBURG, N.Y., – June 25th, 2023 – Southtowns Walleye Association of Western New York Inc. (STWA) (www.southtownswalleye.org) held its 39th Annual Walleye Derby from June 10th through June 18th 2023, on the waters of Lake Erie and the Upper Niagara River, with more than $100,000 in cash and prizes at stake, anglers throughout Western New York and multiple states participated in the nine day event in search of a walleye worthy of the top prize.

The Derby concluded with an awards picnic held at the STWA Clubhouse on June 25th at 1pm with close to 200 people in attendance, the main prizes were awarded to the top 109 fish that weighed in after the nine day event. Top honors for the winners went to the following top adult and youth participants within each division.

Adult Winners 2023:                                         Youth Winners 2023:

1st – Wayne Doan – 12.56 lbs.                       1st – Heartlee Maskulinski – 7.83 lbs.
2nd – Robert Orourke – 12.17 lbs.                  2nd – Ryella Maskulinski – 7.13 lbs.
3rd – Chad Beyer – 11.96 lbs.                         3rd – Olivia Pinelle – 6.06 lbs.
4th – David Salvalzo – 11.53 lbs.                     4th – Olivia Baliesteroes – 5.96 lbs.
5th – Jeremiah Hughes – 11.05 lbs.                5th – Ryan Lewandowski – 5.75 lbs.
6th – Timothy Kozub - 11.05 lbs.                     6th – Wyatt Simonick – 5.75 lbs.
7th – Randy Tyrell – 11.03 lbs.                        7th – Mylana Wiese – 5.23 lbs.
8th – Adam Zwack – 10.42 lbs.                       8th – Bentley Geedy – 5.16 lbs.
9th – Anthony Guenther – 10.35 lbs.               9th –Logan Schweiter – 5.15 lbs.
10th – Edward Kowalski – 10.30 lbs.               10th – Ryan Mordacz – 4.89 lbs.

2023 Daily Walleye Winners:

Day 1 - Herbert Mathis – 10.15 lbs.
Day 2 - Albert Raro – 10.02 lbs.
Day 3 - Thomas Slawatycki – 9.58 lbs.
Day 4 - Patrick Bohen – 9.56 lbs.
Day 5 - Rob Ebersole – 9.42 lbs.
Day 6 - Edward Kowalski – 10.30 lbs.
Day 7 - Timothy Marien – 9.83 lbs.
Day 8 - Brian Hart – 9.72 lbs.
Day 9 - Robert Siebert – 10.04 lbs.

Lakeshore Hardware Youth Lifetime License Winner: Reyella Maskulinski - 7.13 lbs.

World Wide Stone – First Fish Weighed In Winner: Ryan Mordacz – 4.89 lbs.

2023 Derby Lure Winner: Wayne Doan – 12.56 lbs.

West Herr NY Walleye Winner: Randy Tyrell – 7.95 lbs.

777 Winner: Steve Kryszak – 7.75 lbs.

2023 Joe Leonarczyk Jr.  Memorial Award: Jared Ras – 4.67 lbs.

Southtowns Walleye Association of Western New York, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving fishing opportunities in the region for all individuals. With a clear focus on kids, community, conservation and philanthropy, our various programs support these pillars for a strong future generation of outdoorsmen and women and our fishery. To learn more about the club, please visit us at www.southtownswalleye.org or stop by our facility located at 5895 Southwestern Boulevard, Hamburg, NY 14075, Tel.: 716.649.8202, meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:30pm and are open to the public.

  HAMBURG, N.Y., – January 6, 2023 – Southtowns Walleye Association of Western New York Inc. (STWA) (www.southtownswalleye.com) announces its 39th Annual Walleye Derby from June 10th through June 18th 2023, on the waters of Lake Erie and the Upper Niagara River.  With more than $100,000 in cash and prizes at stake, anglers throughout Western New York and multiple states will participate in the nine day event in search of a walleye worthy of the top prize. Current sign-ups are being accepted at the STWA Clubhouse or online at https://southtownswalleye.com/derby.

  “This year we are proud to welcome back the West Herr NY Walleye worth $1500 to the lucky angler who catches the walleye closest to the drawn weight that we will select prior to the event. Something new for 2023 is the Derby Daily Walleye that is worth $1000 a day for the heaviest fish caught on each day during the nine days of the event, only one cash prize of greater value can be won for the main Derby, contestants cannot win more than once, this excludes our popular calcuttas, we feel this is just another great way we can expand winning opportunities to our participants. There also is the Joe Leonarcyk memorial prize sponsored by Ultimate Outdoors of WNY for the smallest walleye caught during the Derby worth $250, he was a valued member of the Ultimate Outdoors fishing team and this prize honors his memory, he just loved to fish.”, said Jim Skoczylas, Vice President of the STWA and Derby Co-Chair.

 “The Derby Committee has worked very hard this year to bring more excitement and value to our sponsors and our contestants. Each month some great early bird prizes will be awarded at the club to several lucky people who get signed up for the Derby early from great sponsors such as Scotty, Garmin, Striker, Coleman, Ultimate Outdoors of WNY and WavePro with prizes totaling over $3000 in all. You must attend four of our six meetings at the club from January through June in order to qualify for the five drawings, contestants can only win one prize. These are some great giveaways and we think that people will really appreciate the opportunity to win.”, said Brian Plecas, 2nd Vice President of the STWA and Derby Co-Chair.

  If you are interested in signing up in person and purchasing one of this year’s STWA Derby lures produced by Kilam Custom Baits and want to check out some great outdoor items and fishing gear you can stop by the WNY Sport & Travel Expo from March 10th to the 12th at the Erie County Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Pkwy, Hamburg, NY 14075. Visit the STWA booth on the main floor and speak with some of our members to get everything you need for this year’s Derby.  Don’t miss out on the action.

  Southtowns Walleye Association of Western New York, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving fishing opportunities in the region for all individuals. With a clear focus on kids, community, conservation and philanthropy, our various programs support these pillars for a strong future generation of outdoorsmen and women and our fishery. To learn more about the club, please visit us at www.southtownswalleye.com or stop by our facility located at 5895 Southwestern Boulevard, Hamburg, NY 14075, Tel.: 716.649.8202, meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:30pm and are open to the public.

 

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