Iverson places in Wisconsin fishing tourney

This article submitted by Linda Stelling on 7/3/96.

Ron Iverson, Paynesville, placed 11th in the In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail Victory over the weekend in Oshkosh, Wis.

He was the highest ranked amateur from Minnesota in the contest. There were 131 fishermen competing. Iverson was teamed up with three different pros over a three-day period. His team caught 18 walleye, six per day totaling 34.12 pounds. The largest one-day catch in the tourney was 18.5 pounds.

"The computer paired the teams together each day," Iverson said. One day, he was paired with pro Perry Good, who finished eighth overall in the pro division.

This was the first big tournament Iverson entered. He was pleased with his placing. "I intent to fish more and possibly join the pro circuit next year. The circuit runs May to September and has five tournaments," Iverson said.

The first place pro in the Oshkosh tournament won $40,000 and the first place amateur won $12,500. Iverson won $800 with his 11th place finish. The next Minnesotan was in 45th place.

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