by David Figure, NewYorkUpstate.com

The summer Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Trout and Salmon Derby kicked off Saturday, offering a $10,000 grand prize for the largest salmon caught.

The derby, which runs through July 29, is offering a total of $29,000 in cash prizes. Each week, a total of 1,750 will also be handed out — $1,000 for the biggest salmon and $250 each for the largest lake trout, brown trout and rainbow trout/steelhead.

The current derby is one of three LOC contests this year. The spring competition ran from May 11-20. The fall derby, with its $25,000 grand prize and $68,900 in total cash prizes, runs from Aug. 17 to Sept. 2.

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