Ten-year-old Carsyn Banter and his dad, Maj. Dan Banter, Command and General Staff Officer Course student, bring Carysyn's catch, a 15.5-inch catfish, away from the water for measuring during the Kids' Fishing Derby Sept. 26 at Merritt Lake. Carsyn won the Big Fish title in his age category with a 24-inch catfish caught just before the 15.5-inch fish. The large catfish had swallowed a brim that Carysyn had caught on hotdog bait, thus counting for two fish caught at once. Photo by Prudence Siebert/Fort Leavenworth Lamp

Ages 0-4

  1. Clara Grant
  2. Lena Dejon
  3. Avery Beatty
    Big Fish: Elyse Kellington
Nine-year-old Jojo Ogura holds up her first catch of the day during the Rod and Gun Club’s Kids’ Fishing Derby Sept. 26 at Merritt Lake. Photo by Prudence Siebert/Fort Leavenworth Lamp

Ages 5-6

  1. Daniel Wampler
  2. Mary Jane Krucsinger
  3. Tyler Scardici
    Big Fish: Clara Prokoph

Ages 7-9

  1. Kyara Taylor
  2. Jaiden Beresford
  3. Seohynu Lee
    Big Fish: Langley Pannell

Ages 10-12

  1. Seungmin Lee
  2. Kyla Neuendorff
  3. Milena Dickson
    Big Fish: Carsyn Banter

Ages 13-15

  1. Adrianna Cilcarzlli
  2. Tristan Frostberg
  3. Ethan Lassiter
    Big Fish: Ethan Lassiter
Nine-year-old Jojo Ogura holds up a 15-inch catfish, her first catch of the day, for Chris Pegg, Rod and Gun Club member, to measure and add to her tally card during the Kids’ Fishing Derby Sept. 26 at Merritt Lake. Photo by Prudence Siebert/Fort Leavenworth Lamp
Ten-year-old Carsyn Banter grabs his catch, a 15.5-inch catfish, in preparation of being measured by a Rod and Gun Club member during the Kids’ Fishing Derby Sept. 26 at Merritt Lake. Carsyn won the Big Fish title in his age category with a 24-inch catfish. The large catfish swallowed a brim that Carysyn had caught on hotdog bait, thus counting for two fish caught at once. Photo by Prudence Siebert/Fort Leavenworth Lamp
Ten-year-old Carsyn Banter helps his dad, Maj. Dan Banter, Command and General Staff Officer Course student, and Eric Noell, Rod and Gun Club member, measure the 15.5-inch catfish he caught during the Kids’ Fishing Derby Sept. 26 at Merritt Lake. Carsyn won the Big Fish title in his age category with a 24-inch catfish. The large catfish swallowed a brim that Carysyn had caught on hotdog bait, thus counting for two fish caught at once. Photo by Prudence Siebert/Fort Leavenworth Lamp
Maj. Fredrick Teeter, School of Advanced Military Studies student, helps unhook his 6-year-old son Lanndon’s line from a sycamore tree as Lanndon and 12-year-old Brennen watch during the Kids’ Fishing Derby Sept. 26 at Merritt Lake. Lanndon snagged the low branch a couple times while trying to cast into the water. Photo by Prudence Siebert/Fort Leavenworth Lamp

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