Dan Sunne and Chad Hauger were the top place winners at the Jason Kellen June Walleye Fishing Tournament on Big Stone Lake on Saturday, June 20. The duo caught a total of 13.61 pounds of walleyes. Their biggest fish weighed in at 3.14 pounds. Sunny and Hauger took home $6820 in prize money.
Cody Backstrand and Pete Vangsness landed in second place by reeling in a total of 12.76 pounds. They also earned the big fish award with a 6.23-pound beauty.
Jason Kellen, tournament organizer, and his partner, John Oakes, brought in a combined total of 11.43 pounds. Their greatest catch weighed 3.63 pounds.
Nineteen teams entered the event. Other teams and their totals included:
Brent Hasslen/Jade Hasslen, 10.86; Jeff Jackson/Derek Nicholson, 9.98; Mike Albrecht/Dave Albrecht, 9.29; Shane Guy/Joey Craft, 8.79; Ben Teets/Trent Teets, 8.49; Rick Robinson/Dillon Robinson, 8.02; Brock Jackson/Lisa Jackson, 8.02; Tom Albrecht/Jack Albrecht, 6.49; Jason Ackerman/Jim Hartman, 5.49; Cory Kassube/Chris Kassube, 5.09; David Cornelius/Randy Viessman, 4.30; Shawn Kane/Mike Erickson, 2.34; Jeremy Ohm/Justin Wittnebel, 0; Brian Carlson/Jordan Gibson, 0; TJ Albrecht/Matt Albrecht, 0; Brad Berkner/Lee Allen, 0.
UPI, The Wharf, and Arties Bait and Tackle helped with the event and donated prizes.