1st Annual Frostbite Fleet Salmon Shootout

The 1st Annual Frostbite Fleet Salmon Shootout is scheduled for November 1st at the public launch on Converse Bay in Charlotte Vt.

First things first.  I'd like to thank Shawn Hayes of Fish Whisperer Guide service in Fair Haven Vermont for taking the bull by the horns and getting this tournament off the ground.  Also helping out is Kevin (Dragnballs) and Todd (Crazyivan).  I hope I haven't left anyone out!

This is going to be an exciting event for the salmon fisherman, as the Landlocked Atlantic Salmon will have returned to the lake from spawning in the tributaries, and will be on the feed.  Heavily on the feed!

What is the "Frostbite Fleet" you might ask?  Well, check out this video, I think it sums it up pretty well!

There are several local bait/tackle and sport shops getting involved, along with a major lure manufacturer, supporting the event, and providing  prizes.  Thanks to them!

Tamiron Sporting Goods, manufacturer of the famous Honeybee, "Home of Lures Made by Fisherman for Fisherman!"
Dockside Outdoors   Raymond Road, Colchester VT 802-891-6158
Bill's Sport Shop  US Rte 2, Grand Isle VT 802-372-4531
Midstate Sporting Goods Rte 7, Ferrisburgh VT 802-877-3776
Norm's Bait and Tackle   Bridge Road, Crown Point NY 518-597-3645
Also~Randy Colomb (Suprise), star of above video.  Randy ties some magnificent flies!  I understand he's going to provide a few of his flies, and possibly an "Ice Trophy"!  He might even throw in a Frostbite Fleet hat or two!

The entry fee for this event is only $20.00 per fisherman.  Payout is 70% of the fees received.  Back up date in case of foul weather is November 8th.
Registration is on the day of the event (again, November 1st) from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. The tournament starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.  All participants must be within 50 yards of the launch area by 1 p.m.
Eligible species are Landlocked Atlantic Salmon, Brown Trout, and Steel-head.  Each fisherman is allowed to enter two fish with a minimum length of 18".
A couple more rules: No non-event anglers on board.  Fish must be hooked, played, and brought to the boat by one single angler. Fish may be netted by another registered angler only. A one ounce per minute penalty for each minute after 1 p.m. First come-first served at the weigh in station.  Any unsportsmanlike behaviour, either on shore or on the water will result in disqualification.
The fellas setting up this tournament aren't yet sure if they'll be able to get a "certified" scale yet.  Therefore the scale used will be agreed upon by tournament entrants prior to the start of the event.

This will be a fun event and I encourage everyone who enjoys Lake Champlain Salmon fishing to come out and participate.  Hopefully this event will continue each fall and get better and better.

Good luck and tight lines to all!!!

Fish on, fish H8 me.



Anonymous said...

The Crazy Ivan and crew are very excited about this event. Goodtimes-good friends and hopefully good fishing.
Look forward to seeing everyone out there.

Anonymous said...

thanks again for putting this up Razz!!!
See everyone at Converse bright aqnd early!