The 2013 National Trout Festival Adult Fishing Contest

Each year, Jack’s Sport Shop hosts a fishing contest on the opening weekend of trout season. ¬†This year several trophy fish were caught in the Kalkaska County area, and prizes were awarded to the top three trout in each category. The 77th Annual Trout festival Trout Contest Winners are as Follows:

Brook Trout

1st Place: Matt Kowalski – 1lb. 6oz 15″

2nd Place: Patrick Hiller – 1lb. 4oz 14 3/4″

3rd Place: Jeff Hiller – 1lb. 0oz 14″

Patrick Hiller proudly holding his second place brook trout
Patrick Hiller proudly holding his second place brook trout

Brown/Rainbow Trout

1st Place: Dave Asch – 3lb. 2oz 20″ (Rainbow)

2nd Place: Kent Miller – 2lb. 0oz 18 1/4″ (Brown)

Steelhead/ Great Lakes Brown

1st Place: Ken Osen 11lb. 0oz 27 1/2″ (Steelhead)

2nd Place: Nate Suchland 10lb. 6oz 30″ (Steelhead)

3rd Place: Arve Sheppard II – 10lb. 0oz 28 1/2″ (Steelhead)

Taking 4th Place in the Steelhead category is Dick Kimball with nice 7lb. 15oz 29" hen.
Taking 4th Place in the Steelhead category is Dick Kimball with nice 7lb. 15oz 29″ hen.

If you think you can beat these fish come out next year with your trophy trout on the 78th Annual National Trout Festival Trout opener to enter the contest! Jack’s Sport Shop also has a annual year long Fishing Contest, fish can be entered in this contest at any time.