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11th Annual Elk Lake ‘Take a Kid Fishing’ Derby

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11th Annual Elk Lake ‘Take a Kid Fishing’ Derby

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our 11th annual Elk Lake fishing derby this past Saturday.  With 240 adults, 60 juniors entered, lots of fish weighed in and some great prizes, the derby was a huge success!  All in all, it was a great turn out and a fun way to get kids out fishing. We would also like to thank all our sponsors who continue to give generously to events like this one – without them, these events would not be possible.  Thanks to our sponsors, each junior received a prize pack!  We value our youth in the fishing industry and they are what keeps this sport alive for the future. [caption id="attachment_18576" align="aligncenter" width="699"] A huge thank you to Pure Fishing, Islander, Spro, Durabaits and all of our sponsors for all their generous donations![/caption] Trout fishing was awesome and the top 5 fish weighed in were all very close.  Congratulations to Duane Mousseua who caught the largest Trout.  At 2lb 11oz, his trout won him $1000.  We would also like to recognize a junior contestant, Connor Warford for his 2 lb 6 oz trout.  Great work! [caption id="attachment_18573" align="aligncenter" width="674"] Duane Mousseua with his winning 2 lb 11 oz Trout[/caption]

Top 5 Trout Prize Winners

Place Name Weight
1st Duane Mousseua 2 lb 11 oz
2nd Darren Kitson  2 lb 9 oz
3rd Connor Wafford (Junior!)  2 lb 6oz
4th Brad Taylor 2 lb 5 oz (8:30am)
5th Marley Burton 2 lb 5 oz (1:13pm)

The bass competition also was very close.  Shilo Matte took home 1st place with a 4 lb 14 oz Bass.  Congratulations to everyone who weighed in a fish in the derby!

Top 5 Bass Prize Winners

Place Name Weight
1st Shilo Matte 4 lb 14 oz
2nd Chris Rempel 4 lb 12 oz
3rd Brent Young  4 lb 8 oz
4th Peter Grossman 4 lb 7 oz
5th Rick Matte 4 lb 6 oz

Although there were many great fish and draw prizes, the moment many wait for is the Grand draw prize.  This year it was a 14′ Lowe 1457 Angler boat and a F6 Four Stroke Yamaha Motor.  The grand draw prize went to Cory Cox – congratulations!  A huge thank you to Yamaha and SG Power for supporting the Elk Lake derby. [caption id="attachment_18575" align="aligncenter" width="853"] Cory Cox, the grand draw prize winner![/caption] Check out our Facebook page for more photos from the 11th Annual Elk Lake Derby.  We hope to see you again next year!