Mark Daschner and Troy Behsman tipped the scales at 21.05 pounds to net first place and the $4,500 in prize money at the 41st Annual Big Stone Walleye Classic. The event was held on Big Stone Lake on Saturday, June 18.
Doug DeVries and Dalton Koch’s fish weighed in at 18.55 pounds. They earned second place and $3,500.
Randy Viessman and Brian Prellwitz pulled in 18.15 pounds of fish and they took home $2,500 and third place.
Tyler DeBoer and Jason Bear were the winners in the Big Fish contest. Their walleye weighed 8.75 pounds. They received $500 in prize money courtesy of Milbank Ford.
Nicolle Berkner, president of the Big Stone Walleye Classic, said, “It was a warm one out there for the fishermen, and they definitely had to fight the heat to get those fish, but they did very well.”
She reports, “The total weight of all the fish caught was 508.40 pounds, and 186 fish were brought in. We couldn’t have been happier. Thank you to all the fishermen for their awesome effort!”
Big Stone Walleye Classic Committee Members include: Nicolle Berkner, President; Mike Larson, Vice President; Brandon Berens, Treasurer; Jani Berens, Secretary; Mike Tietjen; Brennen Schafer; Bob Berens; Michelle Berens; Travis Thiele; Jody Heemstra; and Tiffany Patnoe. Volunteers included: Alex Steiner, Brandon Adolph, Merv Larson, and Sophie Thill.
The 23rd Annual Big Stone Walleye Classic is scheduled for June 17, 2023.