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Dennis Steele

Winnie ICE Series Results

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Dennis Steele

First I want to thank all those who attended. With less than perfect ice conditions on Winnie this year, I am glad all of you made it. Thanks for comming!

I would also like to thank Denny's resort for hosting us again this year. Great hospitality and a great resort! Pat and Rhonda did a great job making sure eveyone was taken care of from bait to those wicked specials friday night! Saturday nights fish fry was awsome! Chicken, beans, cole slaw, fries, and of course Pat did a great job on all the fish that was donated from our contestants.

I would also like to thank Jason Boser of Fishing Fever Guide Servicefor guiding folks out on the ice. Jason did a great job and put some of our top finishers on fish.

OK. I'll get to the results!

Here is our winners

We crowned Ron Zych Worlds Greatest Ice Angler, Lake Winnie, with a total weight of 8.9lbs with one big 'pout! Ron also took the big fish trophy home for that slimy thing.

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Congratulations Ron!

Runner Up was our own FM Prostaffer hanson with a limit of nice jumbo perch going 7lbs. Way to go Chris!

Some of our other top finishers were:

3rd- Tim Patterson Jr.- 6.8lbs with a nice bag of perch.

4th- Bruce Williams- 3.9lbs with perch and a pike

4th- Joel Andringa- 3.9lbs with a limit of perch

5th- Scott Zentz- 3.0 lbs of perch and a tulibe

Congratulations to all. It was good to meet you and I hope to see you on the ice again.

Be sure to try and make it to the next event at Medicne Lake in Plymouth MN. We will be heading out from Hartys Boatworks.

This lake is known for very nice pike, great crappies and walleye. This should be a great event and we expect a good trun out.

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Matt Johnson

Always fun hanging out at Denny's and getting a chance to fish Winnie!! The fishing was a little tough, but several people still managed to bring in some nice fish. In the end it took just one big eelpout! It was nice to put a face with a few more names and to get the opportunity to fish with a few of you. I also enjoyed seeing familar faces and catching up on fishing stories and enjoying the evenings at the resort.

I would like to thank all the Pro Staff would worked hard at making sure things ran smoothly. I'm still blown away by the punctual early morning headquarters set-up grin.gif

Here are some pictures from the day of the event...

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Ron Zych - Winni Champ

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Ron's 8.9 pound eelpout

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Chris Hanson - Winni Runner-up

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Part of Chris' catch

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Ron Zych - Winni Big Fish Award

MORE WEIGH-IN PICTURES...

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See everyone in two weeks on Medicine Lake!

Good Fishin,

Matt Johnson

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