In May and June, the Sportsmenís Club held four walleye tournaments-two in each month and alternating between Rice Lake and Lake Koronis. In August, the two tournaments, still alternating between Rice and Koronis, were for bass, northern and walleyes. There was also one northern only tournament this summer.
The seventh and final fishing tournament ended the season. In order to be able to fish in this tournament, a team had to fish in at least one Rice Lake tournament and at least one Lake Koronis tournament during the summer.
The final tournament was won by the team of Paul Deadrick and Dave Vig with a total fish weight of 10 pounds, 8 ounces.
Second place was captured by Rick and Pat Deegan with 9 pounds, 4 ounces of fish. Third place went to Allen Boie and Dick Madison with a weight of 8 pounds, 2 ounces. Jim and Dave Johannes of Cold Spring took third with an even 5 pounds. Barry Flanders and Dennis Spaulding took fifth place with 3 pounds, 9 ounces of fish.
The top three teams received trophies with money going to the top five finishers.
There was also a prize for the biggest fish, which went to Deadrick with a fish weighing 2 pounds, 7 ounces.
The tournaments will be held again next year. These tournaments are becoming more popular every year, drawing people from other area towns.
The Paynesville Sportsmenís Club will also be sponsoring their second Crow Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 30, at the trap range. The tournament starts at legal sunrise and goes until 1 p.m.
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