|Image: Paula Groundwater|
|Lenore Groundwater, 93, of Green Valley, won a famous fish Derby in Alaska last weekend by reeling in a 16.58-pound salmon.|
A 93-year-old great-grandma from Green Valley reeled in a 16.58-pound fish last Saturday to become queen for a day in Alaska's famed Valdez Silver Salmon Derby.
Lenore Groundwater beat out 797 other competitors to win the women's one-day Derby, and her catch may yet finish first in the overall Silver Salmon Derby, which ends September 4.
True, the fish wasn't anywhere near the size of the salmon shark caught in Alaska two years ago by Joe Pinto of Scottsdale, but Groundwater's victory also made headlines in the Great North, where fishing is serious business. And it's worth repeating that this awesome fisherchick is 93.
When asked in an interview posted on YouTube, see below, how she liked the attention, the frail-looking oldtimer replied, "It's probably not helping my high blood pressure."More »