Pine Flat Team Trout Derby - April 14, 2012
|1||Greg Yost & Jon Yost||5.92|
|2||Doug Mayfield & Robby Mannon||5.78|
|3||Fred McAlister / Ron Lemos||5.66|
|4||M.Stack / S.Nuxoll / G.Wilson||5.49|
|5||Frank Benard / Claude Wilson||5.26|
|6||Rich & Tim Collins||5.19|
|8||Kevin Lango / Robert Tipton||4.91|
|9||D.Phillip / B.Marim / J. Casa||4.62|
|10||Bob Markarian/Emil De Primk||4.62|
|11||Nick Foglio / Garret Phillips||4.60|
|12||Ken McDonald / Rick Silva||4.59|
|14||Al Millan / David Arietta||4.57|
|15||Ron Mehling / Greg Freeman||4.44|
|16||Tony Garza / CJ Ekizian||4.39|
|17||Ken Collins / Neza Manaay||4.39|
|18||Doug Hagen / Mark Kosiek|
|20||* Big Kokanee Side Pot*|
|21||1-Team Koke On This||15.8||35.70|
|22||2-Frank Benard/Claude Wilson||14.7||35.10|
|23||3-Dave Flum ||14.35||35.00|
|24||** Big King Side Pot **|
|25||1-Greg & Jon Yost||44.95||52.70|
|26||2-Fred McAlister/Ron Lemos||42.60||49.00|
|27||3-Doug Mayfield/Robby Mannon||39.35||46.50|
|28||**Blind Bogey Side Pot***|
|29||1-Tony Whitside/C. Gonzalez||4.20|
|31||3-Gary Coe / John Lico||4.14|
||Length( cm.) |
||No Pro Division at this Derby.
Rain, rain go away just come back another day! That was the chant of the day for most who pre-fished prior to the derby. There was just about as much water in the sky as there was below the boat. But did that deter Kokanee Power anglers from fishing the derby the following Saturday morning? Nope! The following morning over 120 anglers in 50 boats hit the lake despite the dark ominous clouds that refused to leave the skies over the area. The question in most of our anglers minds was: Would it be big trout or big salmon that will win the derby? It was obvious within an hour of mixing it up on the lake that it would be a battle of king salmon when weigh in time comes. Originally designed to be a trout derby, the Pine Flat Derby soon became a multispecies derby with Pine Flat Lake boasting populations of trophy Kings River rainbow trout and king salmon and kokanee.
Throughout the event, boats were reeling in king salmon from the depths of the lake. The kings were caught from 70 to 150 feet with a strong showing of rainbow trout being caught while chasing king salmon. The main lake over the old Kings River channel proved to be the most productive area for king salmon. Despite the rain, the king salmon were cooperative. And come weigh in time, it was a show of chrome as anglers showed off their bags filled with 3 plus pound class salmon. It took 5.92 pounds to take top honors and the Mag Tackle team of Greg and Jon Yost definitely represented well. Many congrats to you gentlemen!
Kokanee Power would like to thank the anglers who didn't let the wet weather stop them from supporting us at this years event. We would also like to thank Mike Jeromes Family Catering for a delicious steak and chicken luncheon. Also, many thanks to Dicks Sporting Goods, the Piedra American Legion, and Pine Flat Lake Marina for supporting our derby.
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