The opening weekend of Minnesota’s firearms deer season produced results similar to last year for area hunters. Continue reading »
Hunting and Fishing
That angling tactic has proved successful for Roger Meffert of Gaylord. Meffert, pictured in top photo, caught a 28-inch walleye earlier this month on Lake Miltona near Alexandria. Meffert’s fishing partner Christopher Goetsch (lower photo), a Gaylord native, caught a 25-inch walleye the same evening. Both fish were released. - submitted photo
The bass were biting last week at Green Lake north of the Twin Cities for Gaylord angler Dave Main. The former Gaylord football coach topped the amateur division of the Silverado Pro-Am Bass Tour Tournament of Champions and came home with $2,000 in prize money. Main, (right), boated six bass tipping the scales at 16.68 lbs. This is the third year Main, who qualified eighth, has fished the tournament tour. Pat Martins of Watkins was Main’s pro partner for the event. Twenty anglers qualified for the championship. Former Gaylord resident Duane Anderson, above left, finished fourth in the pro division with a creel the included 14.5 pounds of bass.
Ethel Bauer of rural Gaylord caught this 30-inch northern last month near Sugar Loaf Island in Minaki, Canada. She also caught a 16-inch small mouth bass on the trip.
Myron Nelson of Gaylord caught this muskie last month in Minaki, Canada. Nelson caught the fish using 6# test line with single hook and leech. Nelson and the fish battled for 20 minutes. The muskie, hooked only in the lip, was eventually netted by Nelson’s wife Mary.
William Paine and Joe Reinke caught these two yellow fin tuna last month while fishing off the coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. Paine’s prize catch weighed nearly 160 pounds. Paine (second from left) and Reinke (second from right) are pictured above with captains Will and Joe from Golden Dragon.
Gaylord fishing guru Dave Main was among the top finishers this past weekend in a Silverado Pro-Am Bass Tour event on Lake Minnewaska in west central Minnesota. Continue reading »
Sibley East graduate Chris Meyer, of Arlington, was among the prize money winners in the Wave Wacker Invitational fishing tournament last month at Mille Lacs Lake. Meyer’s fishing partner in the tournament was Minnesota State University, Mankato hockey coach Troy Jutting. Meyer and Jutting finished 23rd and won the Lund Boats “Cool Under Pressure” award worth $1,000 and two Lund prints. Meyer said he.0 and his partner would have won the tournament (worth $50,000) but they were disqualified on day one due to a “technicality.” Meyer, who is a member of the Lund & Lowrance Pro Staff, is the grandson of Clarice Gasow. He is pictured above on the right with Tom MacNair, vice president of sales and marketing for Lund Boats.
Gaylord native Tim Hendrycks shot this turkey near Lafayette. The bird was 21-pounds with a 10-1/4” beard. It had spurs that were 1-1/4” in length.
Eric and Don Swenson shot these wild boars last month near Lake Moorehaven, Florida. According to Swenson, each boar weighed approximately 100-pounds.