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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • Seventh annual Young Angler Tournament held in Devils Lake

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    FM Walleyes Unlimited, Inc and Lake Regional Anglers Association hosted the 7th Regional - Angler Young Angler fishing tournament in Devils Lake, ND on Saturday, July 12th and held its rules meeting and family picnic with entertainment from Games Galore the night prior to the event.
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    FM Walleyes Unlimited, Inc and Lake Regional Anglers Association hosted the 7th Regional - Angler Young Angler fishing tournament in Devils Lake, ND on Saturday, July 12th and held its rules meeting and family picnic with entertainment from Games Galore the night prior to the event.
    A full slate of 40 - 3 person teams from Minnesota, North Dakota and Manitoba took part in the competition with another dozen on the waiting list. Tony, Brianna & Brook Bundy of Sandborn, ND brought in 5 walleyes weighing 16.47lbs to win the Devils Lake Regional Championship. The Bundy’s earned a trip to Kenora, ON where they will represent the state of North Dakota at the 2014 AYA International Championship in August.
    They also won a brand-new Lund A-12 boat, a five-horsepower Mercury outboard engine and a Shoreland’r trailer. The team of Kraig, Blake & Alex Gellner, West Fargo, ND brought in 5 walleyes weighing in at 15.63lbs for a strong second place finish and in third place was the team of Preston Weisenburger, Kaleb Haley and Benjamin MaKay all of New Rockford, ND who weighed in 5 walleyes for 14.08lbs.
    36 teams managed to bring their limit, the other 4 teams only came up one fish short. Special awards went to Destidy Schwanke, Leeds, ND for the largest walleye caught by a girl at 5.57lbs. Largest walleye caught by a boy went to Tommy Dion, Jamestown, ND at 5.13lbs.
    The Travelers Award went to the VanOverbeke’s of Marshall, MN. Scott, Brandon, Cameron VanOverbeke traveled 6 hrs and 9 min to attend the AYA on Devils Lake.
    Tayven Wiberg, Devils Lake, ND received the award for being the youngest Angler at 5 years old. Kyan Kalberer and Jacob Denning each received a Captains Pin from past tournament director Barry Chouinard. These two young gentlemen graduated from being young anglers to being boat captains for two other young anglers for the event.
    Dan Hammer, the host of Midco Sports Network’s - Dakota Destinations was also in attendance with a film crew.
    The show will air sometime around April, 2015. NPAA Members volunteering or competing included: Kyle Agre, Zach Axtman, Scotty Brewer, Barry Chouinard, Don Denning, Jacob Denning, Spencer Deutz, Clinton DeVier, Allan Freidig, Jay Hagen, Brenton Hell, Steve Larson, Chad Maloy, Keith Pierson and Keith Seidlinger.

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