Summer Celebration Fishing Derby: A 30 Year Tradition

While walking down the Main drag in Fort Benton, waiting for the annual parade to get roiling, I caught sight of a young man running up to a table in front of the Fort Benton Hardware carrying a good-sized carp. Instantly curious, I approached the table moments after the young fisherman headed back to the river after having his fish measured and recorded. A handful of conversations with the staff and bystanders revealed that the hardware store was hosting their annual fishing contest, with prizes for the largest fish caught on Saturday morning during Summer Celebration. The contest is an annua...