217 entries in Lions Fishing Tournament

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by Scott DCamp
Sports Editor
 
A total of 217 fishermen, including 26 kids, put lines in the waters of the Thief and Red Lake rivers for the 12th Annual Lions Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 19. 
Greg Habedank reeled in the top walleye. At 5.35 pounds, Habedank’s walleye was a full pound and a half heavier than runner-up Brad Klaven’s 3.82-pound walleye. Third place went to Ross Swenson with a 3.37-pound walleye. 
In the Northern Pike division, it was Joseph Paradis who weighed in the heaviest fish. Paradis’ 11.83-pound northern was the only fish in the division to crack double digits in weight. Second place went to Karl Kvick with a 7.8-pound northern and Doug Harbott was third at 6.4 pounds. 
Casey Rolland weighed in the heaviest fish on the day, after bringing in a 13.11-pound catfish. Rolland’s catfish was almost four pounds heavier than the 9.25-pound sheephead weighed in by Mark Hutmacher, as they claimed the top two spots in the other category. Eddie Castle took third in the othe category with an 8.32 pound sucker. 
Carly Johnson reeled in a 4.52-pound northern that was good enough for 10th overall in the Northern Pike division and first in the kids division. Rounding out the top three in the kids division were Cooper Kangas with a 3.5-pound northern and Jake Paulson with a 3.28-pound northern. 
Results
• Walleye – 1. Greg Habedank 5.35; 2. Brad Klaven 3.82; 3. Ross Swenson 3.37; 4. Alicia Nissen 2.93; 5. Lyle Olson 2.81; 6. Patty Spicer 2.68; 7. Jeremy Johnson 2.61; 8. Mike Gilbertson 2.59; 9. Mason Masseth 2.56; 10. Jeff Haupt 2.55.
• Northern Pike – 1. Joseph Paradis 11.83; 2. Karl Kvick 7.8; 3. Doug Harbott 6.4; 4. Scott Stenvik 5.78; 5. Jim Hodny 5.58; 6. Jeremy Haglund 5.4; 7. Jeff Poole 5.26; 8. Travis Klaven 5.17; 9. James Wright 5.16; 10. Carly Johnson 4.52. 
• Other – 1. Casey Rolland 13.11 Catfish; 2. Mark Hutmacher 9.25 Sheephead; 3. Eddie Castle 8.32 Sucker; 4. Marcos Narvais 7.98 Sheephead; 5. Loren Pittman 7.42 Cat; 6. Emily Eidsmoe 6.85 Sucker; 7. John Middleton 6.73 Sheep; 8. Chris Novak 6.35 Cat; 9. Jason Kenfield 5.55 Sheephead; 10. Crystal Tofstad 5.52 Sheephead. 
• Kids – 1. Carly Johnson 4.52 Northern; 2. Cooper Kangas 3.50 Northern; 3. Jake Paulson 3.28 Northern. 
• High 5 Money Bags – Justin Wood, $250. 
• Raffle – 1. 2017 Arctic Cat 500 ATV, Orville Trontvet; 2. 2000w Honda Generator, George Elertson; 3. Stainless Gas Grill, Philip
Carlson; 4. 49" LCD HD TV, Don Omdahl; 5. Clam 5000 Thermal Fish House, Roz Reishus; 6. Hummingbird 35 Fish Locator, Milo Ballingrud; 7. Traeger Pellet Smoker/Grill, Logan Swenson; 8. $300 Meat Certificate from Michaels Meats, Emil Vanyo; 9. Arnesen's Rocky Point Ice Fishing Trip, Bruce Keller; 10. Strikemaster 8" Ice Auger, Scott Fynboh; 11. Electric Smart Smoker, Adeline Olson; 12. Stihl 170 Chain Saw, Mike Eickman; 13. Three Gallon Portable Air Compressor, Charles Kiesow; 14. DeWalt Cordless Drill, Don Howe; 15. Vacuum Pac Food Saver, Cody Hempel; 16. Kindle E Reader, Roger Solberg; 17. Ion Battery Fillet Knife, Ron
Helm; 18. Fenwick Rod/Real Combo, Cody Hempel; 19. Two-Person Ice Fishing Tent, Bernice Sistad; 20. Pizza Oven, Scott Hebert.