Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Colorado Kayak Fishing Club (CKFC) Granby Tournament Recap

On October 8th, 2016 the CKFC held its’ last kayak fishing tournament of the 2016 season at Lake Granby.  Those entered into the tournament were attempting to (1) score some of the cash and prizes and/or (2) build points toward the Angler of the Year (AOY) award.  Lake trout, rainbow trout, brown trout and kokanee were the target species for this multi-species event.  Anglers could CPR up to two lake trout and up to five rainbows, browns and kokanee.  A five fish limit (pictures) could be submitted at the end of the day where total inches would determine the winners. 

The day started out at 17 degrees but quickly warmed.  With little to no wind, those anglers who were able to find lakers were able to stay on top of them and record two lakers before moving on to the other allowed species.  Presenting plastics or spoons were the preferred methods for lake trout.  All species of fish were somewhat difficult to pattern as were the bigger fish.  First place was won by Mitch Salzman with a total of five fish at 63.75 inches.  Second place was Alex Rojas at only ¾ of an inch behind Mitch.  In third place was Cole Rodgers at 61.75 inches. 

With his second place finish, Alex Rojas able to add 99 AOY points to his cumulative score throughout the 5 multi-species events in 2016 securing his position as the CKFC 2016 top Angler of the Year in the multi-species division.

The CKFC would like to thank the Parker Gander Mountain store and management team for donating 20 bags of soft plastics to our anglers.  These plastic baits made by Gander Mountain will definitely catch multi-species and be valuable to our anglers in the remainder of the 2016 fishing year as well as next year.  Stop by the Parker store and check out not only the Gander line of fishing equipment but the other product brands.  The fishing team there led by Don Broeren are knowledgeable and accomplished competitive/recreational anglers on Colorado waters.  Thanks again Gander Mountain!