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Wigwam Summer Classic results

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Small field of 9 teams in the first ever Summer Classic

out of the Wigwam. There was some jockeying of rules and

prize money and all of the teams kicked in extra for a

big fish pot and paydown to 3rd place.

Jeff Franta and Al Standly won first with 16.64

Mike Vacura and Mike Anderson second with 16.16

Mike Lindholm and Curt Quesnell third with 9.94

Vacura and Anderson opted out of the big fish pot

so the 9.13 pounder they caught on Friday didnt count

and I didnt write the big fish teams name down (GRRR)

but the winning fish was 2.55 pounds on Friday.

Saturdays big fish pot won by Lindholm and Quesnell

with a 19 1/2 incher weighing 2.79 pounds.

Fished in big wind and big rains on Friday, two teams

didnt make it back in time from big runs and took zeros Friday.

Mike Lindholm has an great ability to keep the boat on

line and in the right spot even in rediculous wind. I have

no idea how he does it. What a partner!

Thanks to Fisky and WalleyeJon for sharing info on the

bite that they could have kept under wraps. It was a

very cool thing to do.

To get back at our 5pm deadline we had to leave the spot

with only 2 fish on Friday in 6 foot waves. The waves

were 8 feet and better out around Long Point. 10mph in

the 620 Ranger until Morris Point when yet another wind

switch allowed us to power up a bit. Made it with 20

minutes to spare.

Nicer weather Saturday and not near as much wind. We

worked reef tops with bouncers and crawlers and caught

only dinks until noon when we began to troll. First

pass 6 fish. Two good ones, two big ones and two little

guys. Now with 2 in the well in just a few minutes it

seemed we were cruising. Our next fish came almost 2 hours

later. A 26 incher went back, then a 19 1/2 incher EXACTLY.

Now we need only one more fish for our 4 fish limit with

about 45 minutes to fish.

Check in time was 4 pm Saturday. If we left at 3:15 we

would get back safely in time. Wait..is that the wind

picking up again? Steadily increasing wind out of the

Southeast would blow right up the shoreline heading home

again. We get a 15 1/2 incher in the bucket it goes

and at 3 pm we pull the plug head in. Pull up the dock

at Wigwam at 9 minutes to 4 with enough fish to pull

us up the 3rd place from 7th.

Hats off to Kevin Olmstead and to the Wigwam for giving

us a chance at some nice contests on Lake of the Woods.

Kevin said it will be back next year. So will we.

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TravisC

Good job Curt & Mike on 3rd. you where only allowed 4 fish per day?

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Lip RIPPER!

Yep. Only 4 per day.

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