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Results from last weekends White Earth Classic Walleye Tournament

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65 teams competed for $10,500 in prize money in a two-day catch and release tournament on White Earth Lake, Waubun MN.

Despite the not-so-nice weather, it was a great fishing weekend. A total of 291 walleye were brought in weighing more than 424 pounds. Lonnie Anderson and JoNeil Schultz of Ulen won first place of $3,000. They had a winning weight of 18.89 lbs.

Mike Woodard and Jack Dretsch of Frazee won second place of $1,500. third place went to Shawn Woodard and Neil Woodard of Frazee. Fourth place went to Chad Sonneberg and Scott Perala, also from Frazee. Marv Ruchti and Joe Wambach from Detroit Lakes took fifth.

Jack Dretsch caught the tournament's largest walleye weighing 6.29 lbs.

Congratulation's to all involved!

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shae1986

Gotta love the home town guys pulling out their first victory of fishing in it many years.

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TroutYammer

We weren't in the tournament but tried fishing Sunday afternoon after the tourney was over. Got a few eyes on red tails in 5-8ft of water. Didn't try out deep.

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