FORT KENT, Maine — A February fire that ruined computer system software program for the Fort Kent Worldwide Muskie Derby has hindered on-line registration for the event.
A Most important Street constructing owned by Tracey Hartt, who oversees the Muskie Derby web-site, burned down on Feb. 28, destroying two Fort Kent corporations owned by Hartt and his spouse, Evelyn Hartt.
Details essential to preserve on line registration for the well-known once-a-year fishing event was collateral harm in the fire. People can sign-up for the derby, scheduled for Aug. 12-14 in the St. John Valley, only in individual for now.
The Muskie Derby was recognized 21 years back to attract holidaymakers to the greater Fort Kent area. The St. John River west of Grand Falls and all of its tributaries are open to derby fishing, generally drawing about 300 individuals from through New England and Canada.
“Software we employed to make the web page was ruined,” Tracey Hartt mentioned. “Worse was so was all the backup information. I imagine we are likely to be ready to recuperate the backup files. My backup drives have been sent out to recover all those files.”
In-particular person registration is accessible at Up North Outside on Fort Kent’s Principal Street until eventually Aug. 6, and also at the Fort Kent weigh station, positioned outdoors Up North, the weekend of the match until 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Derby President Dennis Cyr stated the scenario is inconvenient for numerous anglers who prepared to sign up online, and he didn’t know how the restrictions will have an affect on the total quantity of registrants.
“Some people today coming from the south do not occur to Fort Kent, they go directly to Baker Lake or some of the distant lakes,” Cyr reported. “We’re seeking to get the bugs out of the procedure.”
Cyr mentioned the similar good reasons to register for the derby implement as in yrs past.
“People like to fish. We’re a one of a kind fishing derby for the greatest (fresh drinking water) fish in Maine, getting muskies. Of system we also have fantastic smallmouth bass,” Cyr claimed. “People like to catch individuals large fish and the prize cash is fantastic.”
An awards ceremony will adhere to the tournament at UP North Outdoors on Sunday, Aug. 14.
Scott Haggerty of Presque Isle took to start with area in very last year’s tournament when he netted a 46 ⅜-inch muskie weighing in at 25 pounds, 6 ounces. He also caught the fourth, eighth, ninth and 13th location muskies for a whole of $3,600 in prize income.