It was another great tournament! Both weather and fish cooperated..with plenty of sunshine and plenty of fish. More teams came in with fish this year than ever before!
Congratulations to Team Bleser, our 1st place winners. Rich Bleser, Bailey Bleser and Will Buhler (who after the win, became Rich’s adopted son!) took home the big prize, after catching the 5 fish limit, with a record breaking, total weight of 17.82 pounds. They take home the Lund 12’ fishing boat with a 5 HP 4 Stroke Mercury Outboard on a Shorelandr’ trailer and the opportunity to fish at the International Championship in Kenora, Ontario, Canada.
Two young anglers also took home the prized Big Bass Boy and Big Bass Girl plaques. For the boys, Hollin Sias, age 10, caught a small mouth weighing 4.5 lbs. This fish also turned out to be the biggest fish caught overall! For the girls, Kristen Baranowski, age 16, won with her fish weighing 3.88 lbs.
Everyone else took 2nd place, and went home with a trophy, a fishing pole, tackle box and a bag full of lures and fishing goodies.
We started this tournament six years ago, because of our love for the lake and the sport of fishing. We did not know that the joy on the young anglers faces and the bonds and memories created, would be the reason we continue this tournament. We are overwhelmed by the continuing and growing support we receive. Thank you to all our mentors and young anglers, sponsors, volunteers and friends of the tournament. We could not do this tournament without each and every one of you!
Dave and Krista Norton
2014 Sponsors: Norton’s Dry Dock, Horicon Bank, Alfred Peck Grant, Walleyes for Tomorrow, CHN, Kiwanis Club of Green Lake, Green Lake Rotary Club, Berlin Conservation Club, GLA, Badger Mining Corp., Kiwanis of Ripon Early Birds, City of Green Lake, Green Lake Sanitary District, William Graham, Kopplin & Kinas, Co., Inc., Kay & Ken Kornburger, Sean & JoEllen Madden, Alliant, Cason & Associates LLC, Richard Dickard, Flash Inc., Holliday Food & Sports, Kindred Hearts, PGI, Joseph & Tina Pregont, David Rammelt, Rowley Tool Corp., Norton Fishing Adventures, Partners Construction, Agnesian HealthCare, Jim Anderson, BBLADES Professional Propellers, Bairds GM, Burkart-Heisdorf Insurance, Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home, Inc., Coulson’s Tax Service, Farmer & Merchants Bank, 1st National Bank, David Fox, Green Lake Mercantile, Green Lake Title & Abstract Co., Kinas Excavating, Lake Real Estate, Paul & Pat Meier, Mijatovich Trucking, Inc., Moon Marine, Steven Schreiber, Shoreline Boat Center, Silver Creek Dentistry, Stahl Plumbing & Heating, Stuart’s Landscaping, Peter Vandervelde, Walker Agency Inc, Veterans Afield UA, Dennis Walker’s Guide Service, Waste Management Valley Trail RFD, Design Specialty Builders, Green Lake County 4-H Leaders, Charles Hunger, Barry & Ann Rogers, Tank Technology, Inc., Jankowski Construction, Tom Lehocky, Eskimo Comfort, Hopper’s, Pick N’ Save, TFM Promotions, Klements Sausage, Aramark, Ripon Good Cookies, Brandon Meats & Sausage, Culligan Water, Johnsonville Brats, Threads, Coke, Crossroads Convenience, North Bay Sport & Liquor.