Bill Prater's 24-inch cutbow, yanked from the frigid ice-out water of South Delaney Buttes, was 109 percent of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Master Angler criteria for the species. Dan's was 3 1/2 inches longer, but that only added up to 107 percent of qualifying criteria. (In fairness, he did win in 2017 with a big largemouth. (In kind of a rut, though; that fish also came from Boyd).
Wayne Baranczyk finished in third place with the most unusual entry of 2018 a 12 1/2-inch grayling from Lake Joe Wright, taken during the club's annual trek to Ranger Lakes.
So the 2019 competition is underway! Get your entries to Jim Roode; he's been tracking fish since the tourney began in 2014.
|Bill's winning cutbow|
|Dan and walleye|