THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Reel In Biggest Fish At Dahlman Tournament
12.38 Pound Walleye
Despite some cold and windy conditions, a total of 31 boats registered for the 20th annual Jack Dahlman Memorial Tournament on Saturday, APril 20 on the Menominee River. A total of 62 fishermen hauled in walleye and brown trout.
Air temperature was 40 degrees and the surface water temp ranged between 33-38 degrees, tournament organizer Aric Chaltry said. The majority of the anglers jigged the river versus trolling the bay.
Winning the walleye division was the duo of Jesse Gillis and Mark Verhaagh with a total of 18.85 pounds. Second were Gary Conrad and Derek Mander 18.73, Doug Gillaume and KCy Pamperin 14.98, Bill Mundt and Matt Sislo 14.91, Goby Sislo and Brian Sislo 14.60, Pete Pericolosi and Jamie Schomer 14.07, Pat Mans and Brett Mans 13.84, Wally Sieminsky and Virginia Konyn 12.43, Fred Steppke and David Willis 11.72, and Rod DeClark and Tylee DeCark 11.39.
In the big fish walleye division, Jesse Gillis and Mark VerHaugh placed first with 12.38 pounds, Eric Peterson and Joe Laitinent 11.00, and Bill Mundt and Matt Sislo 10.77.
In the brown trout category, placing first were Brian Clairmont and Jeff Budish 4.59, Troy Gabriel and Al LaFave 3.88, and Nathan Miron and Kirk Millett 2.12.