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Lake: Kenney Reservoir
Fish: Common Carp

Fishing Derby, GF Swims for her Rod

Post By: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 7/8/2021 12:56:46 PM     Points: 305    
Great time several weeks ago at the annual fishing derby up in Rangely, Colorado. To summarize the tournament, there are multiple categories, it's a team tournament, and it runs for 30 HOURS!! We had an off and on bite for most of it but still managed over 75 Lbs of fish between the 3 of us, Our 4th bailed at the last minute😒! Species to target in this tournament are Rainbow Trout, Several types of Catfish, Common Carp, Black Crappie, and Smallmouth Bass. All 3 of us went for heaviest stringer as a team so we were bottom fishing with hair rigs for the carp and cats!

Multiple triple ups, constant double ups, and a multitude of good times including my GF attempting to swim halfway across the lake for her fishing rod😂😂😂 If you've never heard of this tournament, you should come check it out next year!!

(Video Link Below) (Pictures as well)
145.7 LBs of Crappie Caught (8"+)
582.88 LBs was total weight of tournament

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 Reply by: Dakota Dude      Posted: 7/8/2021 2:33:10 PM     Points: 2531
Looks like fun. I didn't know that lake was full of bullheads.

Good stuff.
 Reply by: walleyeshark      Posted: 7/8/2021 5:12:55 PM     Points: 167
CO.FF, nice job with the video. Your GF made a galant effort trying to retreive the rod also. Awesome long multi species tourney. You two slayed it! Fish On!🐟🐟🐟
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 7/8/2021 6:30:51 PM     Points: 44477
Nice job guys! Too bad about your pole Sam, shoulda ditched the gopro and made your best leap but A for effort.
 Reply by: Wmdunker      Posted: 7/8/2021 8:59:18 PM     Points: 463
That looks like a lot of fun and one heck of a lot of fish. I wonder where the smallies went? Good job to come in 3rd even short one team member.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 7/8/2021 9:55:21 PM     Points: 305
-Dakota Dude

Soooo many bullheads in there. Might try and do a catch and cook with them...heard they taste good?
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 7/8/2021 9:56:15 PM     Points: 305

Thank you for the kind words! LOL She went as hard as she could...She may have gotten it if she didn't hesitate for so long haha. It was a great weekend out, can't wait to do it again!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 7/8/2021 9:57:24 PM     Points: 305

Appreciate that man! It was a really fun weekend. LOL She probably would've gotten it, she forgot in the moment that they're waterproof. It was entertaining though and afterward she was happy because it was really hot.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 7/8/2021 9:59:13 PM     Points: 305

It's a really fun tournament and usually the prizes are really good. The smallies are below the dam wall. They were releasing water pretty heavy below the dam so the usual spots were pretty flooded. I like to do some ned rigging normally down there but the current was too rough when we showed up the day before. I think only a few small bass were caught this year. Sucked our 4th called out at the last second😒😒
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 7/9/2021 1:09:13 PM     Points: 177
There is a joke in there somewhere but I better not.....
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 7/10/2021 1:25:26 PM     Points: 305

LoL Say it 😃😂
 Reply by: Fishneveryweek      Posted: 7/11/2021 2:27:30 PM     Points: 42
I think those bullheads are actually a species of catfish. My wife and I caught a stringer full at Davis Lake in CA about 30 years ago. We just fished with worms over the side of the boat near the edge of a weed bed and loaded up a stringer in a few minutes. We figured them for yellow catfish. They were about the same size and appearance of yours. Anyway, we cooked them up and they were fantastic eating.

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