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Bemidji walleye tournament

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Just a note to invite you to come watch the weigh-ins of the GNWC state championship on Lake Bemidji. The tournament will be held September 10-11 and the weigh-ins are open to the public. Weigh-ins begin each day at 3:00 pm at Cameron Park. Stop by and say hi.

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Fishing will be hot then also. If the anglers are on their game, it will take 34lbs to win this!! A twenty pound bag is definitely not out of the question also.

There were a few of us "locals" that had wished the qualifiers were a little closer to home this year.

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Chad sure knows the lake well.. Its hard do vote against him..

Looks like Chad and Doc Joe got 2nd.. Congrats to them for sure. Chad and I spent quite a few days together years ago on the big pond... Great guy and one of my best friends.!

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Team Weight Money Big Fish

Minnesota State Championship - Bemidji

Fish Position Points

1 Dan Lavrenz St Michael,MN & Troy Kalis Brainerd,MN 19.27 5,400.00 7.01 8

2 Chad Benson Bemidji,MN & Joe Edlund Bemidji,MN 18.34 2,500.00 12

3 Michael Marushin Minnetonka,MN & Jeffrey Clem 17.24 900.00 4.80 11

4 Tim Schwartz Big Lake,MN & Bill Longley Big Lake,MN 16.62 600.00 1.63 12

5 Jeremy Ruehle Madison,MN & Mike Odor Algona,IA 15.55 500.00 4.83 9

6 John Madson Cokato,MN & Gordon Schreifels Kimball,MN 14.73 327.50 11

6 Robert Schultz St Peter,MN & Lisa Schultz St Peter,MN 14.73 327.50 3.90 10

8 Pat Mulroy Prior Lake,MN & Tim Fritz New Prague,MN 14.06 200.00 12

9 Jamie Lindseth Eveleth,MN & Ken Lindseth Bemidji,MN 12.59 0.00 11

10 Jerry Firth Bloomington,MN & Dan Duvall Zimmerman,MN 12.47 0.00 12

11 Duane Ryks Spicer,MN & Sandy Ryks Spicer,MN 8.50 0.00 7

12 Corey Bohn Kensington,MN & Jason Overby Marshall,MN 8.04 0.00 7

13 Jeff Donegan Mpls,MN & Scott Kapp Cushing,WI 5.79 0.00 1.28 4

14 Gene Herrmann Ramsey,MN & Jason Herrmann Andover,MN 5.49 0.00 4.44 2

15 Ronald Swanson Osceola,WI & Brian Swanson Osceola,WI 5.37 0.00 1.96 4

16 Scott Horn Carver,MN & Jeff Lee Harrisburg,SD 1.96 0.00 2

17 Jason Wambach Waubun,MN & Todd Johnson Mahnomen,MN 1.46 0.00 1.46 1

18 Bob Hanson Pequot Lakes,MN & Justin Hanson Brainerd,MN 1.24 0.00 1.24 1

1 9/11/2005

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