Find out who landed the big fish at our past tournaments. Who is making the best shots and photos of the best of yours, and our catches without bragging board.
On Saturday, December 14th, we had our annual Christmas Party that went well. Fifty-three people all ate well, Prime Rib and a great selection of potluck dishes. Everyone had a great time. I was proud of our club, and the effort by everyone to help make this one of the best Christmas Parties ever.
We had great turnout for Kalamazoo River Trout Quest. We had 27 fishermen in 11 boats competing for $175.00 in prize money. 24 fish were caught and the results are as follows. Subway Sandwiches were served again and we were done by 2:30 again. Thanks to everyone for showing up.
1st place: Nate Shur 29.14 lbs.
2nd place: Kevin Outz 22.9 lbs.
3rd place: Paul Lajoie 22.8 lbs
4th place: Don Oman 14.7 lbs
Big Fish: Nate Shur 12.1 lbs.
Great turnout for the River Tournament held on October 19th with 31 fishermen in 13 boats.
1st Place: Paul Lajoie
2nd Place: Tim Eager
3rd Place: Ben Knoll
4th Place: Kevin Ouzts
Big Fish: Paul Lajoie
We had great Lake Michigan Memorial Tournament at South Haven this past Saturday with 8 Boats with 21 people fishing.
1st place: Rolfe Niezel 9 fish 75 lbs
2nd place: Greg Peck, Dave Middleton, Ben Knoll 9 fish 70.4 lbs
3rd place: Frank Lash 8 fish 56.14 lbs
Big Fish: Jerry Knapper 22.25
We had a fair turnout this year, down a bit from past years. All in all, everyone had a great time. We had 20 people fish this year with 5 of those being Kids.
Thanks, Dan Foster
1st Place Adult Divisions
Blue Gills: (5) Bob Deyoung, 2# 4oz
Mixed Panfish: (5) Jeff Root, 4# 6oz
Pike: (1) Jim Norris, 11# 8oz
1st Place Kids Divisions
Blue Gills: (5) Noah, 1# 5oz
Mixed Panfish: (5) Jordan, 1# 1oz
Bass: (1) Hunter 1# 5oz
Prize winners of the Battle Creek Steelheaders - Connie McGowan tournament on Lake Erie and a gallery of photos.
1st place: Ed Blissick his crew members Milt Bennet and Jim Rudnick.
2nd place: Denny Knoll his crew members Ben knoll and Steve Janke.
3rd place: Dave Shingledecker his crew members Jim Wyngarden and Roger Jacobs.
4th place: Bart Mauk his crew members Lisa Mauk, Chad Buck, and Larry Ricco.
5th place: Tony Haskamp, David Haskamp, Hunter Haskamp, John Danes, and Dave Shaffer.
Big Fish Winner: Dan Foster his crew Sara Foster, Dan Mitchel, and Ken Miller.
Thanks Greg Peck
We had 15 fisherman for the Chapter Challenge caught 11 fish Battle Creek Chapter caught 4 fish and South West caught 7 with the Traveling Trophy going to South West with a 3 fish weight of 24.11 lbs to 15.5 lbs for Battle Creek. Ben Knoll caught the largest fish for Battle Creek 7.3 lbs. and Rich Ford caught a fish weighing 10.2 for big fish for Southwest also biggest for the Tournament.