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Sportsman’s Lodge Day 2 9th Annual Sturgeon Tournament Results


9th Annual Sturgeon Tournament

Results for Day 2

The 9th Annual Sportsman’s Lodge two day catch and release sturgeon tournament has come to a close! What a year! Over 200 fish caught and released in the 1.2 mile allowed area.  Fifty boats and 150 anglers fished for over $6,500 cash and prizes.  The weather was incredible in the 70’s and light wind, warmest tournament we have ever hosted. The tournament rounds out with a prime rib awards banquet and entertainment.  Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to the winners. We are looking forward to the 10th Annual May 6 & 7, 2016.
Check out the pictures of the day one winners and many more pictures of all of the fun on our
Facebook page.

Day Two 1st Place Winner

Derek Ferestad

64 inch length, 20 inch 

Day Two 2nd Place Winner

Ethan Rogers

53 inch length, 18 inch girth

Day Two 3rd Place Winner

Duane Bode

50 3/4 length, 17.5 inch girth

Do you want to hook into a sturgeon?   You still have time!
Sturgeon keep one season runs until May 7.  Catch & release season runs May 8-15.  Guided Trips, Lodging and Dock Slips available.  Book your trip today!


The Walleye Opener is May 9th!

Lodging and guided fishing trips still available. Lodging as low as $45* per person per night. Lodging and charter fishing packages starting at $201* per person.

*plus tax and based on double occupancy through May 20

Call us at 866-998-7280 or book now for your trip to Sportsman’s for the Walleye Opener!

Sportsman’s Lodge 5th Annual Sturgeon Tournament



The 5th Annual Sportsman’s Lodge sturgeon tournament was a success! Over 155 sturgeon were caught over the two day catch and release event. 50 boats and 128 anglers battled it out for over $4800 in cash and prizes April 29 & 30. The two day event will conclude with an awards banquet tonight and Live Entertainment by Fireline. We only have 15 spots left for 2012! Reserve your spot today 800-862-8602 www.sportsmanslodges.com

The winners:
Day 1
(for pictures see 4/29 report below)
#1 64.5 inch length, 27 inch girth & 73 lbs- Derek Ferestad from Park Rapids, MN $1400 Cash
#2 57.75 inch length, 21 inch girth & 43 lbs– Pat Schrieber from White Bear Lake, MN $600 Cash
#3 56.5 inch length, 18.5 inch girth & 36lbs – Randy Shoen from Hastings, MN Custom Sturgeon Rod handcrafted by Lake of the Woods Guide Ralph Christopherson 

Day 2
#1 60.5 inch length, 21.5 inch girth & 45lbs Randy Shoen from Hastings, MN $1400 Cash

#2 59 inch length, 24 inch girth & 54 lbs Dan Brown from Hudson, WI $600 Cash #3 58.5 inch length, 20.5 inch girth & 43 lbs
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Mark Lyons from Roseville, MN Custom Sturgeon Rod handcrafted by Lake of the Woods Guide Ralph Christopherson pictured behind him is Scott Steinbring from Warroad, MN with a close contender holding his 52 inch caught at the same time. 

Other awards
Bullhead – 13 inch Kevin Weber from East Grand Forks, MN
Eelpout – 17 inch two way tie Steve Stoskopf from Warroad, MN & Gary Rutherford from Pengilly, MN
Sucker – 20.5 inch Hunter Deziel from Grand Forks, ND
Best Boat – Brian Stennes from Grand Forks, ND

The tournament was once again a big success and alot of fun as had. Next year’s tournament is set for May 4 & 5, 2012. To sign up contact Sportsman’s Lodge 800-862-8602. Congratulations to all of the winners and thanks to all the participants for making the tournament once again a success!