Frostbite Fleet Salmon Shootout a Great Success!

The First Annual Frostbite Fleet Salmon Shootout held November first on Lake Champlain was a great success.  Turn out was more than anticipated for the first year of this annual event.  Things went very smoothly from the launching of boats on a single ramp, the shot-gun start, right through the awards ceremony and "tailgate" party that followed.
If I have my numbers correct, there were 25 boats filled with nearly 70 participants.  Channel 68 on the Marine VHF was quite a buzz during the six hour tournament.
Nearly 900 dollars went out to the top three places in the event along with some very nice prizes including custom rods and salmon specific tackle and gear.  On top of the prizes for the winners, many of the participants went home with some very nice door prizes.  New "toys" for the next trip out!

The overall winner was able to take home a beautiful trophy designed by Randy Colomb.  Randy put his heart into this trophy as is very evident.  This beautiful trophy will have the winners name along with the date of the event, engraved on a brass tag.  The trophy will then be passed on each year with the latest winners name added.  Beautiful job Randy, hopefully next year you can "take it back home"!


First place: Kevin Favreau with 2 Salmon, total weight 7 lbs, 8 oz.
Second place: Tim Bird with 2 Salmon, total weight, 7 lbs, 6 oz.
Third place: Frank Kurant with 1 Salmon, weighing 2 lbs, 5 oz.

The biggest fish of the event went to Kevin Favreau with a beautiful Lake Champlain Landlocked Atlantic Salmon that measured 22.5 inches and weighed 4 lbs, 9 oz.

Congratulations to the winners!

The winning bunch along with Trophy creator Randy.

Kevin Favreau, the over all winner with his winning Landlocked Atlantic's.

Fish on, fish H8 me.



Ludovic said...

My first tournament will be this shootout, next year!

pikepicker said...

nice.......Thanks for the kind words Razz!!!!!!!!

pikepicker said...

Thanks Razz!!!