12.5 Pound Trout Wins 2016 BMT Professional Fishoff Derby

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Last Saturday's cold, rainy, and windy conditions did not deter the tough fisherfolks in trying their hardest to win the BMT Professional Fishoff Derby awards. Big Fish Winner this year came from Skipper Matt Nardacci's boat. He and his teammates, Tony Nardacci and Joe Wilson, walked away with first prize Big Fish catching a 12.5 pound lake trout. The first place Creel Award went to Skipper Mike Trumbower and his team mates, Kevin Watkins and Tom Breen with a bag of 17 pounds of fish. [image: Inline image 2] Thanks to the sponsorship from Stone Drug and Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, kids 16 and under fishing the derby won an automatic $50 for their boats at weigh-in. Two-time Derby winner Charlie Schupman and Evan Scott netted these prizes for their boats. A coin toss won Evan Scott a life time fishing license, a new prize for this year's Derby! [image: Inline image 1] *Evan Scott. h/t Kathy Clay / Pitchengine Communities* Derby directors promise to continue supporting youth fishing in next year's derby with sponsor-provided awards. Special thanks to Grand Teton National Park and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for helping to continue this 33-year historical fishing derby founded by valley fishermen; Joe Bush, Danny Mayer, and Tom Toolson. Next year's BMT Professional Fishoff Derby is set for May 13, 2017. A Facebook page has been set up to follow Derby planning and post your fishing pictures at BMT Pro Fishoff Derby. *Feature Photo: Big fish winners. h/t Kathy Clay / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news