Dan Barker was declared the club's "2017 Angler of the Year," after logging not one but two Colorado Master Angler-class fish, according to tournament chair Jim Roode.
Dave Boyle placed second in the year-long competition, judged by a fish's percentage of Colorado Parks and Wildlife Master Angler criteria for the various species. He tallied a 17 1/2-inch smallmouth and a 17 1/2-inch white bass. Norm Engelbrecht earned third place with a magnificent 30-inch carp, 100 percent of Master Angler qualification for that noble species.
Barker turned in a 27 1/4-inch walleye (104 percent of Master Angler minimum size) and a huge
20 3/4-inch largemouth, 115 percent of Master Angler minimum.
Rules for the competitionThis is a year-long tournament that runs January 1 through Dec. 31. First, second and third-place pins, patches or plaques will be awarded at the 2019 annual banquet, and Angler of the Year's name will be added to a permanent plaque. Jan 1 to Dec 31.1st, 2nd and 3rd place pins and/or patches or Plaques will be awarded at the annual banquet in January. Winners name will be placed on a permanent Plaque.
- Eligible Fish - Any fish caught in the state of Colorado that is listed on the Colorado Master Anglers List.
- Winner is the fish which is the largest percentage of a Colorado Master Anglers fish.
- All Colorado Fishing regulations apply. Snagging not allowed except if the fish was
- accidently snagged in the course normal angling using commonly acccepted angling procedures and equipment.
- Entries must be submitted to the record keeper (currently Jim Roode) in writing within 30 days of the catch.
- Entries require picture or witness verification.Fish caught on a Professional Guided trip do not qualify.
- Entries will be allotted time at Monthly Meeting to discuss their catch.
- Prizes will be awarded at the annual banquet in January.