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  • Bakken Classic Fishing Derby

     

    The Bakken Classic Fishing Derby sponsored by the Energy of North Dakota was another great success, with 72 teams competing and helping raise more than $15,000 for fish and wildlife projects. Thank you to all who participated, and we look forward to doing it again next year!

    Congratulations to Joey Olson, Mark Feland and Rick Jore for winning the derby with 24.58 pounds and to Jason Sinness for getting this year’s biggest walleye weighing in at 6.12 pounds!

    2017 Results

    Boat Captain 2nd Team Member 3rd Team Member Team Fish  Weight
    1 59 Joey Olson Mark Feland Rick Jore 24.58
    2 11 Josh Uran Jesse Puckett Anne Puckett 22.72
    3 33 Chris Schaffer Nick McCormick Loren Smith 22.31
    4 45 Jordan Vance Ben Tarap Dick Wendt 22.18
    5 5 Jeff Bares Travis Hennix Butch Helde 21.98
    6 72 Travis Cote Rob Kjelshus Jason Sinness 21.38
    7 1 Tyler Dokken Alex Vournas Jason Haugen 21.34
    8 9 Ron Ness Larry Dokken Channing Dokken 21.26
    9 48 Zach Balcom Mike Byra Mark Bakke 20.62
    10 24 Brad Knutson Todd Knutson Craig Hystad 20.15
    11 73 Drew Drosdal Robert Drosdal Mike Ryan 19.53
    12 50 Darwin Krabbenhoft Kyle Hartel Kalen Hartel 19.16
    13 67 Grant Slick Brett Nodland Shane Vettel 19.12
    14 47 Jason Wolla Jake Steffan Jeff Wolla 18.86
    15 8 Richard Bohannon Luke Romo Toby Romo 18.80
    16 16 Scott Meschke Matthew Kostelecky Steve Allard 18.70
    17 3 Brooks Holmen Jon Breding Brian Skobo 18.58
    18 18 Tony Hauck Ryan Kopseng Brian Mortenson 18.54
    19 2 Mike Ness Peter Laviolette Tony Straquadine 18.45
    20 42 Cary Longie John Hamling Garret Rehak 18.41
    21 41 Jim Grosulak Bob Murphy Tyler Velo 18.36
    22 28 Wade Bail Bob Wilkinson Kylie Hersel 18.35
    23 13 Trevor Speldrich Jason Gilbert 18.29
    24 58 Steve Haddick George Stump Brian Wanner 18.15
    25 21 Dan Braun Thomas Watroba Caleb Wyatt 17.87
    26 14 Terry Fleck Dave Searle Ken Tupa 17.64
    27 12 Greg Steiner John Harju Ed Steadman 17.60
    28 62 Jason Tracey Luke Lahtinen Craig Bell 17.42
    29 32 Don Radke Pat Sportman Monica Sundhagen 16.80
    30 23 Todd Hartleben Steve Schweitzer 16.75
    31 51 John Linseth Page Kukla Kash Kukla 16.70
    32 17 Kim Parson Mark Fliginger Mike Armstrong 16.43
    33 43 Shelly Shelby Rob Lindberg Joe Ness 16.05
    34 71 Carson Hood Rich Mayer Darin Morsette 16.03
    35 4 Steve Bradley Jason Bradley Jesse Bradley 15.96
    36 31 Travis Hallam Whitney Bell Cory Spotted Horse 15.87
    37 34 Andrew Fisketjon Justin Scarborough Jeremy Olson 15.68
    38 56 Eli Williams Nick Grad Pete Vachal 15.68
    39 38 Elmer Nordsven Gary Bjerke Austin Johnsrud 15.60
    40 30 Kevin Gault John Wavra Brandon Roehrich 15.35
    41 26 Jeremy Candrian Jordon Abelseth Emett Diede 15.21
    42 7 Sean Knutson Kyle Hunt Alan Lick 15.14
    43 54 Heath Lodholtz Kaitlyn Boes Erika Boes 14.95
    44 57 Dave Guthmiller Chad Miller Mike Krueger 14.83
    45 66 Kenneth Paulson Scott Arnt Clark Crawford 14.82
    46 6 Kyle Lair John Erdman Dean Hanson 14.52
    47 25 Matt Petron Danny Schall Adam Dittus 14.39
    48 64 Brian Lamb Jay Sorenson Chad Moberg 13.89
    49 35 Andy Petras Josh Santanen Kole Brown 13.86
    50 10 Kris Nielsen Scott Seibert Brad Brancato 13.66
    51 22 Chris Peterson Quentin Heller Ethan Bailey 13.64
    52 74 Dustin Raaum Adam Lalim Kris Vingor 13.53
    53 61 Tommy Berscheid Delbert Glaser Boyd Meduna 13.27
    54 19 Chris Fonck Scott Draper Larry Bryant 12.94
    55 36 Jason Hill Kris Johnsrud 12.63
    56 37 Derek McKinzie Kory Bjorgen Bruce Mortenson 12.54
    57 29 JJ Mortenson Jon Hersel Cole Keeler 12.46
    58 15 Neil Birkeland Alexi Kueffler Jay Wells 12.36
    59 20 Ricky Marquardt Steve Gendreau Ed McLain 12.15
    60 60 Shawn Ruffie Randy Perry John Keller 12.02
    61 75 Ron Erdmann Jean Erdmann Brett Erdmann 11.87
    62 44 Casey Dollinger John Fetzer Jared Williams 11.86
    63 63 Marshall Johnson Arnold Karsky Davis Shockman 11.79
    64 27 Pearl Gillespie Sheldon Schneider Doug Deren 11.43
    65 55 Eric Harmel Mick Kornkven Jeff Holte 11.37
    66 70 Chuck Knetter Josh Hitchcock Justin Clyde 10.37
    67 52 Nicholas Kuehl Jeffery Jackson Derrick Hecker 9.86
    68 39 Dan Almer Justin Milleren Cory Haller
    69 40 Cody Silbernagel Bryan Decker Travis Simnioniw
    70 53 Darren Schmidt Jim Agre Scott Andren
    71 65 Tim Furlong Mark Weiler Tyler Cymbaluk
    72 68 Mike Deserly Brandon Lindley Russ Thomas
    73* 46 John Lisle Andrew Mitchell Clayton Carmack
    74* 49 Tony Lee Ed Shypkowski Jason Privratsky
    75* 69 Northern Energy Services

    *Unable to make it due to unforeseen circumstances

     

    2016
    Past Winners

    1st – Daniel Nitsch, Rick Ellingson, Rich Aisenbrey – 17.27 lbs

    2nd – Tyler Dokken, Jason Haugen, Alex Vournas – 16.92 lbs

    3rd – Steve Hackley, Mark Schaubhut, Derek McKeil – 16.59 lbs

    4th – Andrew Fiskejon, Justin Scarborough – 16.36 lbs

    5th – Scott Mischke, Matthew Kostelecky, Brad Miller – 16.10 lbs

    Biggest Walleye – Team of Craig Gaube, Kurt Ruzicka, Jason Sackman – 6.02 lbs

     

    2015

    1st – Daniel Nitsch, Rick Ellingson, Rich Aisenbrey – 15.84 lbs

    2nd – Harry Smith, Kyle Hartel, Kalen Hartel – 14.67 lbs

    3rd – John Linseth, Emett Diede, Joe Gruhlke – 14.50 lbs

    4th – Jodie Bartee, Zach Zaste, Nick Grad – 14.19 lbs

    5th – Ron Ness, Larry Dokken, Paul Clarys – 14.14 lbs

    Biggest Walleye – Ron Ness – 5.12 lbs

     

    2014

    1st – David Johnson, Darren Schmidt, Daniel Hanson – 18.12 lbs

    2nd – Jack Paris, Bruce Hoveland, Stacey Tschider – 17.31 lbs

    3rd – Tyler Dokken, Brian Epperson, Travis Rogers – 17.06 lbs

    4th – Chad Simonson, Lynn Meltus, Todd Egge – 16.73 lbs

    5th – Brian Hymel, Scott Meschke, Shawn Withers – 15.06 lbs

    Biggest Walleye – Mike Armstrong – 6.44 lbs

     

    2013

    1st – Bryan Hymel, Scott Meschke, Ken Schandelmeier – 22.09 lbs

    2nd – Chad Yohe, Jason Bulliet, Cameron Keeney – 19.66 lbs

    3rd – Logan Stoner, Angelo Vournas, Steve Peterson – 18.72 lbs

    4th – Arlan Anderson, Shannon Belik, Shawn Iwen – 18.41 lbs

    5th – Don Hochhalter, Matt Haugen, Duane Haugen – 17.75 lbs

    Biggest Walleye – Paul Cownie – 7.21 lbs