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Ice Fishing Challenge halftime report

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Ice Fishing Challenge halftime report
I thought that some of you might be interested in how the Ice Fishing Challenge is going, so here's my report.

The season started off early with anglers having access to high Uintas lakes as early as late October. By mid-November several fish had been entered. Joatmon took an early lead and has held onto it despite strong competition from defending champion EyLayo.

Overall score: joatmon, 13 (Lowest score wins. Perfect score would be 5.)
Total inches: joatmon, 118"
Number of species: joatmon, 9
Overall largest fish: catchinon, 25.5" lake trout
Smallest: catchinon, 6.5" bluegill and SkunkedAgain, 6.5" green sunfish
Highest average (with entries in at least three of the five categories): catchinon, 14.0"

Panfish category leader is wiperslayer1 with a 13.5" yellow perch.
White bass: joatmon and Hook_Set, 11"
Black crappie: sharksugar101, 11"
Green sunfish: SkunkedAgain, 6.5"
Bluegill: EyLayo, 9"

Trout category leader is kentofnsl with a 22.5" cutthroat
Rainbow: hookingrinin, 19"
Tiger: joatmon, 18"
Brook: EyLayo, 11.5"

Bass category leader is EyLayo with a 12" largemouth

Predator category leader is catchinon with a 25.5" lake trout

Other category leader is 2knots with an 11.5" grayling

The leader board can be accessed by going to the Contests Forum

http://www.bigfishtackle.com/...nt;postatt_id=141323

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(This post was edited by catchinon on Jan 14, 2020, 5:36 AM)
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Re: [catchinon] Ice Fishing Challenge halftime report In reply to
Thanks Craig! Great run down report on the Challenge. I plan to get out and add to my collection in the next few days. Congrats on the biggest fish so far.
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Re: [catchinon] Ice Fishing Challenge halftime report In reply to
What’s the payout for Bullheads?
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Re: [fishroof] Ice Fishing Challenge halftime report In reply to
Not sure what you mean. Any species not mentioned in the report has not had any entries yet.

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Re: [fishroof] Ice Fishing Challenge halftime report In reply to
I think Craig is mentioning the biggest fish in each species due to the fact that we discussed making honorable mention this year of the biggest of each species. No prizes lined up for a species best, just a pat on the back...

There will be prizes for the category winners and over all winners and if the over all doesn't win the most species or most length prize, we will try to have prizes for that, but the overall winner usually takes the other categories as well, so we make that prize a little bigger...

But that being said, our payout isn't very big, and it depends on what our generous sponsors are willing to provide to us... Sometimes Sportsmans Warehouse or CAL Ranch have thrown in some really nice prizes... One time Blackstone donated a really nice $300+ grill. Not to mention all the great tackle that Maniac has donated and we have been able to give as door prizes to many of the members that attend the banquets... But that is our usual prizes for pay outs... No boats or trucks or even fish finders, but at the same time we didn't want this contest to get too serious so it moved beyond being a fun contest to being hard to manage because of too much competition... Our typical prizes are around $20 to $25 for winning the category, sometimes we have gotten rods and reels, just depends on what is available but the big prize is the fun of a great ice season fishing lots of new waters and making new friends as you fish together...

We have found that making our contests this way has made them a lot of fun and more members participate in them.. There's plenty of tournaments with bigger prizes around, and those that like that type of contest can pay to play... Here you just sign up and play, no pay required... Hope you join in and have fun with it... Only limitation to the sign up date is you have to mention to Ron (hookngrinnin) on the contest board that you want to play before you catch the fish, and you do need to follow the rules which requires having a BFT contest placard in the photo... Later Jeff