Trout Power Fly Fishing Tournament to be held June 2012 on West Canada Creek, NY

Mar 3, 2012   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Like Minded Mofos  //  Comments Off on Trout Power Fly Fishing Tournament to be held June 2012 on West Canada Creek, NY

Trout Power Fly Fishing Tournament to be held June 2012 on West Canada Creek, NY

Thanks to  great response from the Trout Power Campaign so far, we have decided to have a fishing Tournament on the West Canada Creek in June of 2012.
The Trout Power Tournament will be only outside the Trophy Section and will be open to any type of fishing technique as long as it is single hook artificial and NO BAIT.  The Tournament will also be strictly Catch and Release.

We will need lots of volunteers to Police the river during the tournament.  If you are interested in sponsoring or helping out, please email me at jpross@jprossflyrods.com.
The Tournament will be two days and will have a cash prize of $1000.00 for biggest fish or most fish is still not decided.  During the Tournament there will be lots of fun things to do with the community and after we will have an old fashioned hootenanny.
The Purpose of the tournament is to bring awareness to the river, the area and the business that surround the river.  It is clearly documented the the Trophy Section up river has been a great success, but we want to focus on the sections of the river around the towns, such as Russia, Poland, Newport and Middleville.
Sign up will start January 1st, and currently there is no plan to limit the number of anglers or assign particular sections or beats.
Please stay tuned on this web site and on www.jprossflyrods.com for more details.
update:
The Trout Power Tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday June 9 and 10th 2012.  So far the response has been very good for this type of thing and I am very excited to see it moving forward.
Here are some details on the rules as they begin to be formulated.

  • the Trout Power tournament will be based on teams of 2, registration will start in January 2012. Estimated cost for entry will be $60.00 per team.
  • The Trout Power tournament will be a catch and release tournament, any fish that is purposefully killed will cause immediate disqualification.
  • Any form of fishing will be acceptable, as long as:  it is single hook on a fly or lure and no bait.  A fly and a dropper is acceptable, but no more than two flies in such a rig.
  • Other methods of fishing, such as dapping, noodling, float fishing, etc… are all acceptable and applauded.  Be prepared to explain to others your methods so everyone can learn.
  • First prize will be based on total inches caught in two days.
  • Fish length will be documented by participants with a digital camera and a tape measure.
  • anyone caught cheating will be fined $500.00
  • New York State officials will be on sight
  • Tournament starts at 7:00 am on Saturday, check in at 6:00 am to start and first check point will be at noon and sunset Saturday.  Trout Power Tournament starts on Sunday, 1 hour before sunrise, and ends at noon on Sunday.
  1. First Prize for most inches trout of any species caught in two days will be $1000.00
  2. Biggest fish caught by length and girth of ANY species will be $200.00 in gift cards to Jay-K Lumber and Hardware.
  3. Most inches of fish caught in first day will receive a Wheatley fly box from REC Components.

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