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2018 Annual Three Specie Tournament Results


Thirty-seven Years of Fishing, Friends, and Fun

The 37th Annual Fall Tournament was another opportunity for the reunion of anglers who have become good friends and the addition of other Riley anglers wishing to experience the fall colors and good fishing that Fall offers. It is truly a time to experience the weather changes and abundant wildlife that emerges with diminished tourist traffic.

We missed some of our usual guests and hope that health improves and they are able to join us again as they were missed by ALL! The extra efforts of others to join us, despite a late work schedule or the support of good friends to make the journey possible was noted and appreciated by each of us at Life of Riley. Still the event offers many memorable moments that are shared by each of us, such as the Wild Card crew that often produce a last minute winner and keeps us on our toes to the finish! The grit of the “Most Improved Player” that overcame many health obstacles and was determined to return to beat her resort neighbor’s big fish, provided a lesson to all of us in fortitude. It is our hope that she will be able to return and continue her quest.

The tournament is always a fantastic reunion of familiar faces that bring such joy. We look forward to the re-cap of yearly events and family milestones, which are shared in stories and photos. These moments are treasured by us, to have the privilege of seeing and being a part of how life is evolving for each family. As Rock & I age, those moments are precious and hold great pleasure, and in some instances, great loss; but always a memory of past times. It is Riley’s hope that values and characteristics will be shared from one generation to another through steadfast guidance of admiration for the outdoors and what it has to offer. Up North exposure, what an outstanding theater to learn about life and what it has to offer each of us.

As we ready for the 2019 Fall Tournament, we anticipate the return of familiar faces and catching up on the events of each person’s life adventures. The stories from years gone by keep the dreams alive and remind us of the exciting times we have yet to share as life continues the journey. The Life of Riley invites you to return to 2019 and ask another group or person to enjoy the stories and memories that are made.

Here are the results of the tournament:

Mike Neisen - 2.55 lb.
Tom Robinson - 2.2 lb.
Johnny Neisen - 2.2 lb.
Mike Himstedt - 4.5 lb.
Ed Miller - 4.3 lb.
Mike Money - 4.1 lb.
Johnny Neisen - 2.67 lb.
Ed Miller - 2.66 lb.
Bill Bender - 2.66 lb.

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