"Burgess Family Sweeps 2015 Colby Classic Northern Pike Division"

There are lots of family dynasties, the Kennedys, the Bushes, the Clintons, but nothing comes close to the Burgess family fishing dynasty. Ollie Burgess at Specialty Woods reports a "family" sweep of the Northern Pike Division of the Colby Classic, which is held every year the first weekend in March. Last year his grandson Connor, then 7, won first place in the northern pike division with a 10 pound 42" fish. But this year Connor won 2nd place with a 8 lb 9 oz fish, only being outdone by Ollie's son Adam who won first place in the adult division with a 10 pound 8 oz northern measuring 45". And to top it off Burgess family friend John D'Anna who was visiting and fishing with the Burgess family won third place in the adult division with a 9 lb. 4oz Northern. First, second and third place all sewn up this year. However, unlike other family dynasties, the Burgess family is willing to share, reporting that all of these fish were caught in the bays at the northern end of the lake. A hearty congratulations to Adam, Connor, and John. Everyone else, better luck next year. Pictures follow:

(Note: The Colby Classic is held every year the first weekend in March. For more information visit Saranac Fish and Game Club by clicking here.)




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