The 15th annual Farm River Fishing Tournament was held on February 9 – 11, 2018. Twenty three members attending this event with thirteen lodging at the Farm. Eight members fished the river and fourteen were ice fishing.
Saturday was the tournament day and the weather was picture perfect. Three boats fished the Big Manistee River for River Angler of the Year Award points. On Nick Brown’s drift boat fishing with him was Todd Bartel. Todd took 4th place with a Steelhead 17”, 1.80 lbs. Nick Brown was 3rd with a Steelhead 18”, 2.05 lbs. On my boat fishing with Jeff Bustos and Dennis Kelley, Dennis took 2nd place with a Steelhead 25-3/4”, 6.45 lbs. On Doug Rogers boat fishing with him was Henry Nabors and Scott Maddox; Scott took 1st place with a Steelhead weighing in at 26-1/4”, 7.35 lbs. Congratulations Scott!
See March Newsletter (available soon) for more stories and click on Photos Tab for more pictures of the weekend.