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Winners of the 2016 Winter Giveaway!

by: Tom McInerney , Colorado 1/4/2017
I hope you've all had a wonderful start to 2017.  I'm going to shamelessly use this chance to say that our second kiddo is due mid-July! So while I certainly resolve to fish more, I'm going to stay realistic. I'll also use this chance to give some advice: Fish. Fish early and fish often. You never know when your chances will become rarer and you'll need to catch hogs when you can :-)

Back to the Winter Giveaway. Winning members are below. Congratulations! You will be receiving emails soon and prizes should be mailed in the next week. If your nickname is below and you've not heard from me or the prize sponsor by Friday, please email me.

Congrats to every member that won and a huge thank you to our prize sponsors.  Also thank you to all of our members, skippers, bloggers, and editors that support in one way or another and making this year's Winter Giveaway a big success.

For those that did not win anything, well, all I can say is I wish you had and we'll do it again next year!

Here are this year's winners:
kottob, shiverfix, Al B, RickB, Skookshunter, Nate83, Tbubb, adrenaline_junkie_ff, illpilgrim, Mots, fishingfreak, MTC, CO creel filler, mswomyn, Walleyeone, peyton porkchop, El Jefe, Bobby81, Kennywho, alanlf5280, pikeNcolorado, spinn3r, cuztom86, Cuzn E, hawghawler, Jamesbo, FloatTubeGuy, goldengreg, ColoradoRay, Salmon Slayer, MJspinner, JKaboom, Captain Doughball, bron, threeball, outdoorjwk, KAK, grababrewski, sdl051, Inlandsharpie777, fishman1, mackman16, sirvaant, oneeye, anglerwannabe, brookieflyfisher, Captain Mike, BigSwede, wyo_mountains, MichaelP, yard dogs, dano1, Raskal, jibber, Jimma, bardkin, FishSeal, jshanko, Abel1, dsnyder44, ...YouKnowWho, jazbo, Bottomsnagger, Snagaddict, JustinCredible26, jonjon85, Gwill, catfishwant, david0545, Trapper@1

Here's to all of you Fish Explorers! Happy 2017! May it be full of fishing, friends, good times and tight lines.


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Member comments
adrenaline_junkie_ff, CO   1/4/2017 9:14:04 PM
Sweet. Thanks Tom for all your efforts in keeping this resource valuable to all of us to contribute to and utilize. Congrats on getting new kid. Don't worry, won't be long and they will be ready to be on the water and ice with you and momma will be begging you to get them out of her hair. First time since I joined 7 years ago I have seen my name on the list. Yippie. Congrats to all the winners and thanks to all those sponsors.
spicyhombre, CO   1/4/2017 9:34:30 PM
Thanks for running this every year and thanks to all of those that donated. Although I did not win anything this year, I always enjoy entering. This contest just makes an already great site better.
Salmon Slayer, CO   1/4/2017 9:35:15 PM
What a great site. Thank You!
FishingApex, CO   1/4/2017 10:17:11 PM
Congrats to the winners this year.
anglerwannabe, CO   1/4/2017 10:37:24 PM
woo hoo! thank you! and congratulations to everyone!
Goosehunter82, CO   1/4/2017 10:42:26 PM
Congratulations to the winners! One of these years I'm going to win me a fishing trip! I always have fun trying to keep up on my entries and not miss any. This year I think I missed 5..... Always due to me being out fishing and forgetting.
Tbubb, CO   1/4/2017 10:58:08 PM
Cool, looks like I got something this year. You had a lot of cool trips/sponsors/prizes, so I'm excited to see what I ended up with. Thanks for the drawing!
BigSwede, CO   1/5/2017 12:44:42 AM
Congrats on the second! I miss those days. I fish more now instead of soccer, lacrosse, etc Just another chapter with this kids. Thanks for making this site available!
cuztom86, CO   1/5/2017 8:26:33 AM
thanks to all that donate what a great site
yard dogs, CO   1/5/2017 10:13:50 AM
Wow! My name is on there! Thanks to all that sponsored, was some great things to win. Very excited to see what I drew. Congrats on the new fishing partner!
FloatTubeGuy, CO   1/5/2017 10:30:06 AM
Thanks to our site sponsors, looks like I am on the list.
jshanko, CO   1/5/2017 12:06:24 PM
To Cool, thanks xFr and all the sponsors, this is really a great site with a bunch of awesome people and members. Nice start of the 2017 year, hope its the best for everyone.
illpilgrim, CO   1/6/2017 10:27:27 AM
Awesome! Thanks Fishexplorer, the gift that keeps on givin
moosegoose, CO   1/6/2017 3:10:10 PM
Heck yes!! I can't wait!
ColoradoRay, CO   1/7/2017 12:00:16 AM
A big Thanks to FxR and all the sponsers. Got my email today and I won the ice fishing trip with Shane Dubois. Looking forward to it.
bron, CO   1/7/2017 12:16:23 AM
Thank you so much FXR! My son Captain Doughball won the trip with Tom in Noco and I won the Alan Peak trip. And we get to meet Kottob and take him carping! Ĺife is good.
JKaboom, CO   1/7/2017 9:49:14 PM
I am very excited, I wont the trip with Tom at RMNP!! Thank you Tom and FxR :)
pikeNcolorado, CO   1/8/2017 10:36:56 PM
Thanks FXR.
Abel1, CO   1/8/2017 10:41:47 PM
I won the Custom Fijian Mahogany landing net by Cutthroat Custom Nets. Words aren't enough to express how grateful I am for the opportunity provided by the sponsors. I am really looking forward to this work of art. Thank you everyone!
Skookshunter, CO   1/9/2017 1:45:16 PM
Thanks to everyone involved with the winter giveaway this year and every year.
Tom McInerney
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