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August 2016


· Almost a stormy start…a little wind and rain around 1 pm, but all in all a great fall type day with temps in the mid 60’s.
· Dane Vocelka and Mike Hoppe blew all teams away w/19.29 #’s for 1st place. 2nd place went to the team of Andy Walls & Brandon Cizek @ 17.76 #’s (they told me on the side, their 4.06 came with less than 10 minutes to go !!. 3rd and 4th place weights @ 17.38 #’s went to (3rd) Brian Blaeser & Lindy Frasl with a 4.38 # big fish pushing Bob and myself to 4th with a 4.24 # big fish (damn the weigh dude who weighed our fish !!). Just Out of the Money went to John Janousek (the weigh dude who weighed our fish) and Mark Stangeness @ 16.40 #’s. I’ve fished Gull for more than 35 yrs…the weights are getting better all the time.
· The same special thanxxxxxx goes out to Ernie’s On Gull for allowing us to hold our weigh-in at their establishment. Again, when in the Brainerd/Baster stop by and drop a few bucks…tell them how much us tournament guys appreciate their willingness to let us use their beach.

Next tournament…Pokegama, Grand Rapids Mn. Sat Sept 10th and Sunday Sept 11th.….we have made arrangements with the Saw Mill Inn for special rates…if u call, ask for events coordinator and ask for the NorthStar Tournament special rates.

Thanxxxxxx from Bob, Lee and myself to all teams who made 2016 a fun tournament year…if any of you have ideas for 2017, please let me know…applications will be sent to the MN DNR in early September.


· James Chapman & Eric Fabano continue to fish very well. 1st place w/18.03, 2 ½+ #’s over 2nd place Rob Storrar & Johnston Westermoreland w/15.48 #’s. Bob and I took third w/15.46 #’s and 4th place going to Dean Capra and Jim Severson @ 15.19 and mostster smallie @ 5.53 #’s. Don Wilson and Don Wilson Sr took the just out of the money @ 14.82 #’s. All teams brought 5 fish to the scales for a total tournament weight of 286.05 #’s ( 2.72 #/fish average). The tournament had a 100% live release.
· A special thanxxxx to Moonlite Bay Bar and Grill for allowing us to hold our weigh-in once again. When u are in the area, stop by and drop a buck or two….they’re great people in the Cross Lakes area.