Kelowna Classic Winners Circle
2023 Kelowna Classic Tournament
2023 Kelowna Classic hosted 116 Anglers from across the Okanagan and from Nanaimo. 27 Rainbow Trout were entered and 9 of these were over 25″ with the largest at 31.0″. We had over 75% release rate! 2 Burbot were sent in but no category this year. I’m working on a Burbot category or Jackpot for 2024. Surprisingly only 3 Northern Pike Minnow were entered and the Jackpot was $560 bucks. Decent money for a Pike Minnow! With the “Optional” Jackpots we had about 30% of anglers that entered. This paid off big time for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place with 2 Anglers grabbing some cool cash. 1st and 3rd went to Ronnie “That’s How I Roll” Jourdain scooping a total $5360 bucks. If he had only purchased the entry ticket he would have taken $2500. He netted an extra $2860 with the Jackpots. Ronnie’s Bows measured in at 31.00″ and 27.25″. 2nd place Terry “Mr. Fishinator” took home $2360 bucks. He also purchased the optional Jackpots and this netted him the extra $1360 for 2nd place.
Overall I was happy how the event went except for the Texting Service I purchased. I thought I had done my due diligence going with a service that had the most reviews and most costly. Goggle reviews suck! Anyways this proved to be extremely frustrating. Apparently after you submit a text it goes through a review process that takes up to 25 minutes. To make things worse the service only operates 10am to 5pm EST on weekends. This is why my early morning text scheduled for 6:45am was late and why I couldn’t do anymore updates after 2pm. This is why the updates went silent. My apologies. It will be different and greatly improved for 2024. Thanks for all your understanding!
Huge shout out to our sponsors and of course “YOU” the Anglers who participated. I hope to see you all for the 2nd Annual Kelowna Classic – October 19th, 2024.
Feel free to contact me via email should you have any questions or comments. firstname.lastname@example.org
Derby Winners – Entry Fee Only
1st Rainbow ($2000.00) – 31.00″ – Ronnie Jourdain
2nd Rainbow ($1000.00) – 28.125″ – Terry Fischer
3rd Rainbow ($500.00) – 27.25″ – Ronnie Jourdain
4th Rainbow ($300.00) 25.75″ – Jamie Banner
1st Rainbow ($2100.00) – 31.00″ – Ronnie Jourdain
2nd Rainbow ($1360.00) – 28.125″ – Terry Fischer
3rd Rainbow ($760.00) -27.25″ – Ronnie Jourdain
1st Course Fish ($560.00) Northern Pike Minnow or Carp – 15.50″ N.P.M – Greg Courtice
1st Youth ($150.00) 18 years of age or younger – 24.25″ – Linden Johnson
All winning Anglers PLEASE contact me to confirm your email address for your E-Transfers!
Prize Package Giveaway Winners
Your packages are waiting for you at Trout Waters in Kelowna. Each package contains a $75.00 GC donated from “Trout Waters”, a Plano tackle box with plugs, spoons and kokanee gear from “Fishinator Lures” and a “Trolling Tips” book 2nd edition from local fisherman / author Bob Norman.
Winners are – Carrie Christian, Trevor Schmitke and Cliff Melbrew.