2006 Leo and Helen August Memorial Winners

Leo August Memorial Breakfast

     The Leo August Memorial Breakfast was created in memory of past club president Leo August who willed funds to the club to honor each years three most outstanding catches by Knee Deep Club members with prize money and a breakfast where presentations will be made. The winners are established by the highest three percentages of the current club record for game species in the senior division final standings. All yearlong contest rules apply. Prize money is $500 for first, $200 for second, and $100 for third place. A breakfast will be held for the winners by the trustees each year in accordance with Leo August's will.

  Standing Name Species Weight Award
Leo August
1st Jason Cummins Channel Catfish 15lb.1oz. $500
2nd Jason Cummins Walleye 10lb.11oz. $200
3rd Dom Sarinelli Channel Catfish 14lbs. $100

The Knee Deep Club Year Long
Hybrid Striped Bass Contest
In Memory Of Helen August

     The Helen August Contest was created from donations by the August family in memory of the wife of ex-club president Leo August. The yearly contest awards the club member that catches the largest Hybrid Striped Bass caught from Lake Hopatcong with a cash prize of $200.00, a $100.00 prize for second, and a $50.00 prize for third. The contest also awards a cash prize of $1,000.00 to the club member that can catch and weigh in the largest state record Hybrid Striped Bass caught in Lake Hopatcong.

The rules are as follows;
1) There is no entrant's fee, but you must be a paid-up K.D.C. member, one week prior to weighing in a fish.
2) All fish must be caught in Lake Hopatcong during the calendar year.
3) Each member is eligible for only one prize.
4) In the event of more than one state record is set, the largest state record fish caught by an eligible club member at the end of the year will win the grand prize.
5) Entrants must abide by all New Jersey Fish and Game regulations.
6) All fish must be weighed at official K.D.C. weigh stations.
7) All fish placing in a winning category must be verified by a K.D.C. Official, and all state records will be verified by the Division of Fish and Game biologists.
8) K.D.C. reserves the right to cut open and inspect all fish weighed in.

  Standing Name Weight Award
Helen August
1st Ken Schmier 9lb.15oz. $200
2nd Carl Platvoet 9lb.10oz. $100
3rd Bill Haase 9lb.10oz. $50
State Record   None   $0

Jason Cummins

Carl Platvoet

Bill Haase

2006 winning attendees

William G Clark Youth Fishing Award
Created in memory of Bill Clark, who was instrumental in creating KDC's youth programs,
and honors the greatest catch of the year in our junior yearlong contest with a $100 prize.
Winner Tommy Fernandez.

Click here for the 2005 August winners!