The Derby Starts Next Saturday!!! Pin Auction Friday Night!
April 21, 2014 at 2:39 pm #1040twogillsParticipant
Okay! Five Short Days and then the Fun Begins.>>> The Pin Auction is Friday Night at the Elks Golf Course in Ponderay. If you have an item to Donate to the Club please get in touch with James. His telephone number is on every Derby poster. Remember this is the only actual fund raiser that the club holds. Prebidding on the pins starts at 6 pm, as always there will be food supplied by the club, and you can check out the rest of the donated auction items for the live bidding that starts at 7 pm. Remember that there is an added Derby Prize in both adult divisions for a person who purchases a 2014 K & K Derby pin at the auction.
The Derby will start on Saturday April 26th. I’m thinking it will probably take a rainbow over 20 lbs to win. There have already been some very nice rainbows boated this spring. I would like to remind everyone to be especially conservative when it comes to handling and releasing the fish that do not make weight. Please try to weigh your fish in the net and not by hanging it on a scale by the head. The fish that you release properly are our fishery’s future. There is no fish of the day in the rainbow division. There is no reason to keep a rainbow in the live well until later. Make your decision to release the fish early in the process and release it unharmed if possible.
Remember that the regulation on the rainbows is 6 fish and only one of those can be over 20 inches. Make sure to release all Bull trout and Cutthroat as you are not allowed to keep them.
The Fish of the Day Prize is $150 for Mackinaw this derby. The kokanee have really responded to the decrease in the Mackinaw population. There will probably be quite a few mackinaw caught off the surface as the lake water temps are still quite low.
For those of us who have been plagued by those nuisance kokanee there will be three places by weight. If you get a nice kokanee don’t forget to weigh it in. The limit on kokanee is 6 per day. Make sure you know the difference between Kokanee and Rainbow as there are similarities. Remember that the kokanee eat much better than the small rainbows.
There will be adipose fin clipped rainbows showing up this year. These fish were purchased with LPOIC funds, donated by fishermen to give our Rainbow population a boost. Lets keep them when they are real trophy fish. Return any adipose fin clipped Rainbow to the water immediately.
We want everyone to have a fun and safe derby. As I expect more boats for this derby please obey the rules of the road. Make your coarse changes early to let oncoming boats know your intentions.
Remember to keep your cabins vented if your are running a heater or if you are fishing with the wind. It doesn’t take long for a cabin to fill with CO 2 and cause real problems.
Dave Ivy aboard the Wave Hopper, Dave Gillespie aboard the Twogills, Ryan Roslak aboard the Rainmaker, and Kevin Elmore aboard the Toy Boat will be making anouncements during this derby. The Wave Hopper and Twogills are on the north end of the lake and the Rainmaker and the Toy Boat are on the south end. Dave Ivy is the Derby Master for the Derby.
Hope to see you on the water!
TwogillsApril 27, 2014 at 4:28 pm #1056Kevin DahlParticipant
Great post TWOGILLS. Happy to talk to you last Friday, reminded me to pay my dues. Wanted to be at the pin auction, but time was not on my side. I hope the tourney goes well and I hope to see more of you in the weeks ahead since out slips are close. My work does not allow me to get into the tourney, but I am sure I will see you latter in the week. Good to be back and have a great derby!!!!!!!
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