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The 12th Annual Skitoberfest is happening on Saturday, October 2nd at Boyne Mountain Resort... and we thought, "You know what? What if we joined in on the fun and celebrated Octoberfest with a shoutout to our fishy friends that originally came to Michigan from Germany... the Brown Trout!" And so it became... Troutoberfest!
What is it? A weeklong catch & release fishing contest dedicated solely to Brown Trout.
How do I join? For $10, you'll get a 24" certfied Boyne Outfitters 'Troutoberfest' ruler. From Saturday, September 25th through Saturday, October 2nd you fish as much as possible, log your catches with a photograph (including your entire fish and the entire ruler), and submit to Boyne Outfitters no later than 12p on Saturday, October 2nd (same day as Boyne Mountain's Skitoberfest), and you'll be eligible for some cool door prizes and be entered into the prize drawings!
Do I have to fish the entire week? Not at all. There is no entry date, so fish for a week, or fish for a day, but every entry counts (and every hour chasing Brown Trout isn't an hour wasted!).
How do I win? Simple. Catch Brown Trout! The Grand Prize will be awarded to the individual who submits the most total inches of Brown Trout within the contest period. Prizes will also be awarded for the Largest Fish and for the Smallest Fish, so every fish counts!
Will there be Bonus Prizes? Absolutely! We'll give out door prizes during Skitoberfest for anyone who joined in on the fun. Prizes will also be awarded for awesome fishing pictures of anglers and their trout if posted to Instagram with the hashtags #boyneoutfitters #troutoberfest
What else is happening? On Saturday, October 2nd during the 12th Annual Skitoberfest at Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Outfitters will be offering complimentary fly fishing lessons, an on-site tent sale featuring promos from the best brands in fly fishing, and great camraderie with fellow anglers!
Join Boyne Outfitters for an awesome week chasing Brown Trout and celebrating the first annual Troutoberfest!
- DATE: Saturday, September 25th through Saturday, October 2nd
- LOCATION: Boyne Outfitters, Boyne Mountain Resort
- COST: $10
- DEADLINE: Submissions need to be submitted no later than 12p on Saturday, October 2nd
- MORE INFO: When you enter, you will receive a certified ruler (which must be included entirely in the photos; along with the entire fish), as well as an email address to submit your entries. Entries submitted without first paying the entry fee will not be considered. Boyne Outfitters' staff reserves the right to judge the length of a fish if they determine a discrepency in measurement exists within a photo. Fish over 24" (length of ruler) will count as 24" unless angler gets an accurate measurement (Boyne Outfitters discretion) - photo must still include entire fish and entire certified ruler. Catch & release only. Flies only.