10th Annual Elk Lake ‘Take a Kid Fishing’ Derby

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our 10th annual Elk Lake fishing derby this past Saturday.  With 253 adults, 82 juniors entered, lots of fish weighed in and the awesome weather we had, the derby was a huge success!  All in all it was a great turn out and a great day to get out fishing.

We would also like to thank all of our sponsors who continue to give generously to events like this one – without them, these events would not be possible.  Thanks to these sponsors, each and every junior received a prize pack!  We value our youth in the fishing industry and they are what keeps this sport alive for the future.

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A huge thank you to Gibbs Delta for all of their generous donations!

Trout fishing was awesome and the top 5 fish weighed in were all very close.  So close that placements were based on not only weight, but also time!  Congratulations to Greg Barkes who caught the largest Trout (entered at 11am).  At 2lbs, his trout won him $1000.  We would also like to recognize a junior contestant, Connor Warford for his 1 lb 15 oz trout.  Great work!

Top 5 Trout Prize Winners

Place Name Weight
1st  Greg Barkes (11am)  2 lb
2nd  Mike Hardy (1:17pm)  2 lb
3rd  Cory MacDormand (8:07am)  1 lb 15 oz
4th  Connor Warford (8:14am)  1 lb 15 oz
5th  Roy McNeil (8:36am)  1 lb 15 oz
Greg Barkes with his derby winning trout

Greg Barkes with his derby winning trout

The bass competition also was very close. Ben Tholcke took home 1st place with a 5 lb 13 oz small mouth bass.  Congratulations to everyone who weighed in a fish in the derby!

Top 5 Bass Prize Winners

Place Name Weight
1st  Ben Tholcke  5 lb 13 oz
2nd  Andy Grant  5 lb 11 oz
3rd   Jason Cevicklston  5 lb 9oz
4th  Riley Smith  5 lb 7 oz
5th  Mark Lister  4 lb 14 oz
Ben Tholcke with his derby winning bass

Ben Tholcke with his derby winning bass

Although there was many great fish and draw prizes, the moment many wait for is the Grand draw prize.  This year it was a 14′ Lowe Jon boat and a 6Hp Yamaha Engine!  The grand draw prize went to Bevin Wigmore – congratulations!  A huge thanks to Yamaha and SG Power for supporting the Elk Lake derby.