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2016 Annual Three Specie Tournament Results

WALLEYE -- NORTHERN -- LARGE MOUTH BASS

Thirty-five Years of Fishing, Friends, and Fun

What a Tremendous display of Enthusiasm and Mutual Respect by ALL participants! It was a pleasure to host many participants for additional days before and after the tournament, even though weather was a little less than 70 and sunny! Everyone made the best of what Mother Nature had to offer. We missed some familiar faces and hope that babies come during the "Off-Season", but it was Great to have Mike and Brian back after a year off for the World Series! (What a thrill to see, touch, and wear a real World Series Ring! Thank You Brian!!) We're not sure that Mike will need to insure the Riley Family Heirloom fishing ring for the same amount as the World Series ring, but we're sure that the ring has warranted the same insurance consideration.

Of course it wouldn't be a Tournament without the Aloha fellows and all the JOY they bring our family;, even Maggie, with breaking rules! We appreciate Tom bringing his mom, in his new car, to the Tournament and her efforts are AMAZING! Speaking of bringing folks, Jeff brought a new crew from Indiana and it was Fantastic to have them with us. Of course, the Bigelow's drove the distance, from Colorado to be here and we were grateful they both left safely after a close call with the lake at the dock. C worked very long, hard hours with her husband, Cory, to hunt out a musky and she was successful.A legal musky needs to be 56" long but hers was 18' long!

The tournament is always a wonderful time to visit and have a bit of competition. We are grateful for the help in the dining hall and cabins, prior and post from Shannon, Sara, Rhonda, and Kara. Ethan, Josh and Caleb made it happen on the docks, both before and after the Tounament. We missed Aunt Marmey, but hoping she will be able to come up and enjoy next fall. There is a unique atmosphere at the Tournament and a bond that is hard to explain. Visiting and sharing experiences with so many ... Correll's, Larry, Mac, Jim, the Nelson's, and Dean. Congratulations to the winners of the Big Fish and Memories.

As we put away 2016, the boys are already into projects for 2017! There is an anticipation of the return of familiar faces and time to catch up on events from the year gone by. We never tire of hearing what is going on in each of your lives and welcome the opportunity to share a week with you and many friends to enjoy stories and memories that will last a lifetime.

Here are the results of the tournament:

WALLEYE
1ST
Johnny Nelsen, Woodbury, MN
2ND
Johnny Nelsen, Woodbury, MN
3RD
Mike Neilsen, St Paul, MN
BASS
1ST
Mac Mckenney, Pendleton, IN
2ND
Dean Jenderko, Eden Prairie, MN
3RD
Jim Martis, Morris, MN
NORTHERN
1ST
Larry Short, Winchester, IL
2ND
Bill Correll, Bedford, IN
3RD
Steve Correll, Bedford, IN





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