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Tagged Walleye Caught

The Prize Remains

May 20, 2020

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The first tagged walleye was caught! Tim from Sioux City turned in the walleye at Stan’s Bait & Tackle this morning and the tag was confirmed. Unfortunately he wasn’t registered for the Extended Contest, so the $2,200 prize for the first tagged walleye is still available!


And then there were 8

June 1, 2020

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Gene Weitsma, who lives on Big Spirit Lake, caught a tagged walleye at 9:30pm on Sunday night. Gene caught the walleye on Big Spirit Lake, cleaned it in the dark and brought the tag to Kabele’s Trading Post this morning. He was not entered in the extended contest, which means the prize money is still up for grabs!


Another One!

June 27, 2020

AND ANOTHER ONE! Scott Kuhnert from Brandon, South Dakota caught a tagged walleye on the north end of Big Spirit Lake today and reported the catch to Kabele’s Trading Post & Lodge! The walleye was caught using a slow death hook and crawlers.

Scott and his family have a cabin on Big Spirit and this is the first year in 15 YEARS that Scott did not register for Walleye Weekend (due to it being canceled). Scott was also not registered for the Extended Contest, and because he’s such a nice guy, he released the walleye back into the lake so a registered angler can still have the opportunity.

So, that means there are STILL 8 tagged walleye out there folks along with the prize money! Go get ’em!