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Large Turnout For Fishing Contest

Amid the pandemic the Almena Sportsmen’s Club saw one of it’s best years ever for last weekend’s Upper Turtle Lake Ice Fishing Contests held Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Hundreds of people flocked to the lake during a nearly perfect day for ice fishing.
The largest catch of the day went to Gage Steffen with a 10-lb., 1 oz. northern. Hunter Heintz followed with a 5-lb. 9-1/2 oz. walleye. Winners included:
NORTHERN – Gage Steffen, 10-lb., 1 oz, Alex Moen 3-lb., 1-1/2 oz.
WALLEYE – Hunter Heintz, 5-lb., 9-1/2 oz., Brady Garner (drawn).
BASS – James Shafer, 4-lb., 12 oz., Aiden Lund, 4-lb., 6-1/2 oz.
CRAPPIE – Payton Volrath, 9.4-oz., John Kirchner, 9-oz.
BLUEGILL – Tie – David Bauer, Adam Waite, 5.4-oz.
PERCH – Russ Bown, 11.3-oz., Axel Durand, 9.7-oz.
DRAWING – ION Ice Auger – Jamie Humphrey, Cash prizes – Holly Johnson, Kurt Bussewitz, Willy Boe, Lauren Henninger, Indianhead Sport Shop.
The Almena Sportsmen’s Club thanks everyone who made the contest the huge success it was.

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