Yeah, it’s been a few weeks since the Tournament of Losers back on October 1… it’s been a busy month! Our field of almost 10 boats whittled down to 4 boats. Apparently, the weather was just too intimidating for some!
Our field ended up being:
- Andy / Andre
- Mark / Brian
- Danny / Shawn
Four boats, 7 brave, dedicated anglers commited to redemption!
For Andre and I, it started out pretty shitty. I was about 20 minutes late for breakfast. No big deal but I did have plans to arrive earlier so I could recon on my way to Mark’s cottage.
Then, I broke my trolling motor prop on Mark’s dock as I was coming in. I called Andre, who was at his camp, only to find out that his boat was partially under water so he was bailing water out. “Perfect”, I thought, “we can use his trolling motor prop!” Naturally, it didn’t fit. And you wouldn’t believe how inoperable a 1-bladed trolling motor is! What ever fish we did spot on the sonar were definitely spooked by the jack-hammer effect of my Minn Kota!
After a couple of attempts to make the prop fit, we decided to hi-jack Mark’s prop since his boat was in storage! Perfect fit!
I’ll sum it up with Mark’s quote:
It was a great day to fish, although the walleye were difficult to land. Lots of excitement right to the end with Jensen/Millions team landing an 18 incher with 7 minutes left in the tournament and then the Robichaud/Yu team responding by landing a 24 incher with 2 minutes left in the tournament! Breakfast and fish fry were excellent!
Trophy will be provided to the winning team (to be brought back next year for the next winning team’s). We are planning to host an invitational tournament next year with a maximum of 10 boats. If you are interested, please advise because the first 10 boats in next year’s tournament will likely continue into the future so don’t miss out!
After I lost a HUGE fish, Andre came through with his monster at 2:57. Three minutes before weigh in!
Yes, you read that right. Andre and I clinched the win with a last minute hog to capture the tournament’s top spot, biggest fish, AND splitting the prize for smallest fish!
- 1st Place – Robichaud/Yu – 7 Ibs, 1 oz – $400
- 2nd Place – Jensen/Millions – 4 Ibs, 7 oz
- 3rd Place – John Lee – 3 Ibs, 5 oz
- 4th Place – Dupont/Stack – 1 Ib, 15 oz
- Big Fish – Robichaud/Yu – 3 Ibs, 13 oz – $100
- Small Fish – Robichaud/Yu & Dupont/Stack – 2 oz – $30 (split evenly between boats)
It was a great informal event among friends on the local fishing scene!Print This Post