Last fishing contest held Sunday

This article submitted on 8/16/00.

The Paynesville Sportmen's Club held their final fishing contest of the summer on Sunday. The contest on Lake Koronis started at 8 a.m. and ended at 3 p.m.

Aside from catching 55 walleyes, weighing 96 pounds, most of the 36 anglers, in 18 boats, caught a lot of sun, and likely a little sunburn, too, as the day was hot and sunny.

In first place were Steve Boelz and Pat Hood with six fish weighing 11 pounds and two ounces.

In second were Pat Lemke and Lynn Lemke with five fish weighing 10 pounds and three ounces.

In third were Dave Johannes and Jim Johannes with four fish weighing nine pounds and six ounces.

In fourth were Doug Schmiginsky and Kip Wendlandt with six fish weighing nine pounds even.

In fifth were Dave and Dan Legatt with four fish weighing eight pounds and eight ounces. They also caught the biggest fish of the day, a three-pound, four-ounce walleye.

To be eligible to fish in the final tournament, competitors had to have fished in at least two tournaments throughout the summer, one on Rice and another on Koronis. The tournaments are held every other Tuesday night from June to August.

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