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Our first Grand Traverse Trout Derby is in the books and it turned out a bunch of big fish and a bunch of big checks as expected. 
The Big Box, Big Salmon and Big Fish Divisions all went to
"Team Get 'em" featuring an 18.65 lb King Salmon, and a 1st place heaviest 29.95 lb box.  Congratulations to Dallas Ingersoll and Zeb McCauley for a $750 win!
The Big Laker Division went to "Team Firelines" with an 11.65 lber and gaining them the 2nd place heaviest box.  That was a $400 win for Josh Gray and Keygan Stephenson
The next big winner was "Team Fished Face" )The Woebbeking Clan) plus Ethan Davenport and Miles, Bill and Makalee.  This great group netted the 3rd place heaviest box with 2 Lakers.  Their 3.15 lb Cisco won the "Odd Fish" Division totaling their winnings at $350.
And out of the blue, bringing in a sweet steelhead was our perennial favorite Dakota Joes Outdoor Team weighing 7.10 lbs and pulling  them the $250 Division Win.  Huge win for Joe Blanks, Ryan Goff, Brandon Goff and Amanda Moen.  
Thanks to our hosts at TCH Gear!  Great chow and accommodations and the discounts offered for Derby participants as well.  We will do this again, bigger and better than before!
Thanks to our Big Lake sponsor Dreamweaver Lures.  A fantastically packed Lake Trout box absolutely stuffed with Dreamweaver gear had us all cheering for Dave Acha as he won it. 
Thanks to Matt and Maxine Marciniak and The Fallen Outdoors Veterans organization for the huge cooler prize.  Paul Little was the winner and struggled to carry it out!  And we didn't help him at all!
And a big thanks to Blaines Farm and Fleet for the Lithium Bubba Filet Knife set.  What a perfect prize for big water fish cleaning!
Our team of boat ramp officials, weigh masters, species identification expert, and border patrol enforcers are the best in the business.  Thanks to Tom, Spanky, Mike, Andy, Kevin, John T, and Nick for this finely tuned event.  Per always, our great group of volunteers makes events like this fun, exiting and profitable (for some). 
Next event is Wednesday, 12 June, for walleye and "any other big fish" on Silver Lake.  Stay tuned for the weekly flyer.
2024 Grand Traverse Trout Derby