2017 Big Fish List

Below is a list of big fish caught throughout the spring, fall and summer of 2017.  Please keep in mind that the list shows only those fisherman that are willing to document their fish caught throughout the week.  Also, to keep the list short, some of the smaller fish are excluded.

****All released but one smallmouth****

Walleye

  • 32.5” Josh Polega, Mantero, IL June 5
  • 30.5” Mike Paulsen, Lena, IL June 12
  • 30” Mark Hartmann, Baraboo, WI June 17
  • 30” Terry Walton, Fox Lake, WI June 18
  • 30” Dan Anderson, Belvidere, IL June 4
  • 29.9” Scott Spahr, Freeport, IL June 13
  • 29.5”, 28”x2 Chris Toll, Minneapolis, MN June 14
  • 29.5” Ryan O’Connor, Maple Lake, MN August 30
  • 29”, 27” Jim Thomes, Twin Lake, WI June 3
  • 29”, 28”x2 Jim Koch, Fox Lake, IL June 3
  • 29”, 28.6”, 28” Mike Bolf, Rosemount, MN June 3-8
  • 29”, 27.6”, 26.6”, 26” Gregg Myre, Tomahawk, WI June 6
  • 29”, 28”x2, 27”x2 Tom Galuszka Sr., Round Lake Beach, IL June 8
  • 29”, 27”x4 Kenny VanBallegooyen, Beresford, SD June 4
  • 29”, 28”, 27” Tom Huberty, Andover, MN June 3
  • 29”, 28”, 27” Jeremy Daughenbaugh Fox Lake, IL June 10
  • 29”, 28”, 26.6” Greg Tiegs, Oconomowoe, WI June 11
  • 29”, 28”, 27.6”, 27” Brian Blake, Mound, MN June 10
  • 29”, 28.6”x2 Tom Vergeldt, Rosholt, SD June 18
  • 29”, 28” Dick Prohaska, Cedar Rapids, IA June 16
  • 29”, 28”, 27”, 26” Bob Reynolds July 7
  • 29”, 27”, 25” Brian Nelson, Isanti, MN July 6
  • 29”, 28”x2, Dave Deprey, Fox Lake, MN July 6
  • 29”, 28”x3 Bruce Hills, Garrison, SD July 11
  • 29”x2, 28.6”, 28”x3 Jeff Husebye July 11
  • 29”, 26”x2 Holly Sieg, New Ulm, MN July 21
  • 29” Joe Terries, Hanover Park, IL August 19
  • 29”, 28”, 27”x4 Larry Zwart, S. St.Paul, MN July 10
  • 28.6” Travis Hutchinson, Queen Creek, AZ May 26
  • 28.6”, 28”x2, 26”x2 Corey Hourwright, Carthga, Il June 3
  • 28.6”, 27”, 26.6”x3 Shogren’s July 13
  • 28.6” Dan Gillis, Rhinelander, WI August 29
  • 28.5”, 28” Ryan Blake, St. Louis Park, MN June 14
  • 28.5”, 28” Nate Freie, Golden Valley, MN June 14
  • 28.3”, 28”, 27.6” Tim Kosfohryz, St. Paul, MN June 4
  • 28”x3 Scott Jolstad, Minnetonka, MN June 4
  • 28” Steve Aims, DeForest, WI May 20
  • 28”, 27.6”, 25” Kenneth Doyle, Indianapolis, IN May 24
  • 28”, 26.6” Jerry Berriault, Winnipeg, MB May 30
  • 28”, 25” Randy Katcher, Rice Lake, WI May 20
  • 28” Eric Locken, Warba, MN June 2
  • 28”, 27” Peter Schommer, Duluth, MN June 4
  • 28”, 27” Bill Behrens, Shoreview, MN June 6
  • 28” Mike Swanger, Hibbing, MN June 7
  • 28” Phil Drew, Merrill, WI June 3
  • 28”x2, 27” Paul Notriano, Crystal Lake, IL June 3
  • 28” Matt Rampenthal, Washington, IL June 14
  • 28” Mike Neitzke, Duluth, Mn June 16
  • 28”, 275”, 27” Greg Bryant, Duluth, MN June 10
  • 28” Robb Travis, Palm Springs, CA June 19
  • 28” Mike Zoelle, Green Bay, WI July 4
  • 28”, 26”, 24”x3 Arcand Beroer, Hugo, MN July 29
  • 28”x2, 26” Bev and Jerome Psick, Duluth, MN July 29
  • 28”, 26.6”, 26” Paul & Connie Teska, Arpin, WI August 2
  • 28”, 27.6”x2, 27”x5 Jerry Sunnarborg, Esko, MN August 3
  • 27.9” 27.6”, 27” Scott Wagner, Sun Prairie, WI May 30
  • 27.9”, 27.6”, 26.9” Brian Larson, Woodbury, MN June 3
  • 27.9” Donald Hesse, Elk River, MN June 22
  • 27.9”, 25.9”, 25.6” Raymond Nebergall, Atalissi, IA June 24
  • 27.6”, 27” Ron Huser, Sun Prairie, WI May 30
  • 27.6” Brock Everson, Andover, MN June 3
  • 27.6” Dan Gillis, Rhinelander, IL June 6
  • 27.6”x2 Jason Dellenbach, Rhinelander, WI June 5
  • 27.6”, 27” Dione VanBallegooyen, Beresford, SD June 4
  • 27.6”, 27”x2, 26”x2 Jeff Lindgren, Corcoran, MN June 4
  • 27.6” Kenny Hora, Muscatine, IA June 25
  • 27.6”, 27”x2 Behrens, Tulsa, OK August 4
  • 27.6”, 25”x2 Larry Adolf, Cannon Falls, MN August 1
  • 27.6”, 27”x3 Ryans, Illinois, MN July 14
  • 27.4” Robert Coleman, Iowa City, IA June 24
  • 27” Mike Wigern, Kiester, MN August 14
  • 27” Al Korman August 15
  • 27” Rob Bolke, Eagan, MN May 25
  • 27”, 25” Dave Koninger, Acklay, IA May 27
  • 27”, 24” Mike Kenny, Corcoran, MN May 28
  • 27” Adan Pachon, Lakeville, MN May 26
  • 27”, 26” Mike Zoelle, Green Bay, WI May 29
  • 27” Tyson Frost, Calgary, AB August 1
  • 27” Bob Wilakowski, West Bend, WI May 30
  • 27”, 26” Wayne Nelson, Buffalo, MN June 1
  • 27” Dave Werts, Plymouth, MN June 3
  • 27” Tom Chartor, Rhinelander, WI June 4
  • 27”x3, 26”x5, 25.6”x5 Tom Galuszka Jr., Island Lake, IL June 8
  • 27”x3 Dave Shun, Corcoran, MN June 4
  • 27” Zuleger, Medfold, WI June 11
  • 27” Kabong, Esko, MN June 13
  • 27” Kelli Jancock, Hillsboro, WI June 13
  • 27” Mike Prohaska, Cedar Rapids, IA June 16
  • 27”x2 Byron Chastain, Jupiter, FL June 27
  • 27” Paul Nier, Mukwonago, WI July 1
  • 27” Linda Gehrking, Isanti, MN July 6
  • 27”, 26.6”, 26” Terran Gentry, Lakefield, MN August 1
  • 27”, 26”, 24” Brayden Balciar, Medford, WI August 1
  • 27” Joel Gillis, Rhinelander, WI August 29
  • 26.6”, 26” Jack Chartor, Rhinelander, WI June 3-8
  • 26.6”, 25.6” Laura Shogren, Pine River, MN July 10
  • 26.6” Oscar Shugaer, Pine River, MN July 11
  • 26.6”, 25.6” Hatch, Canton, SD July 15
  • 26.6”, 26”, 25” Paul Karelis, Aitkin, MN July 22
  • 26.6” Chris Baier, Austin, MN August 19
  • 26.6” Barry Priest, Conifer, CO June 24
  • 26.6” Don Modew, Marseilles, IL August 27
  • 26” Rick Kinder, West Bend, WI May 30
  • 26” Tom Lykam, Bettendorf, IA May 25
  • 26” Brian Baczum, Plymouth, MN June 2
  • 26” Andrew Johnson, Orleans, IN June 26
  • 26”, 25” Mike Zoelle, Green Bay, WI June 30
  • 26” Jen Jones, Green Bay, WI July 3
  • 26”x2, 25”x4 Dave Beck, Duluth, MN July 21
  • 26”, 25” Kelly Karelis, Aitkin, MB July 21
  • 26”, 25”x4, 23”x4 Steve Sieg, New Ulm, MN July 21
  • 26”, 24”x2 Conner Klingbeil, Medford, WI August 1
  • 26”x4, 25”x3 John Forrest, Grand Rapids, MN August 4
  • 26” Dr. S.G. Sinykin, Mpls , MN August 15
  • 26” Mary Fairbrother, Richland Centre, WI August 16
  • 26”, 25.6” Buzz Mann, Waukesha, WI August 16
  • 26” Tom Wells, Lake Forest, IL Sept. 4
  • 25” Paul Swannell, Neenah, WI June 22
  • 25” Jim Hovious, Marseilles, IL Sept. 1
  • 24” Wayne Perrier, Thunder Bay, ON June 23
  • 24” Nick Baier, Austin, MN August 19
  • 23.6” Heather Bencharski, St. Anne, MB May 23
  • 22” Denny Boysen, Flagler Beach, FL August 19
  • 22” Brett Boysen, Bemdji, MN August 18

Smallmouth Bass

  • 21”, 20”, 19” Mark Edwards, Sanford, NC June 7
  • 20” Comer Klingbeil, Medford, WI August 1
  • 19” O. Radke, Warford, WI May 22
  • 19” Steve Chura, Westmont, IL Sept. 7
  • 19” Rob Bolke, Eagan, MN May 28
  • 19”, 18” Chad Farino, Fayetteville, NC June 2
  • 18.6” 18” Tony Dobbs, Richland Center, WI August 16
  • 18.6” Will Tuzik, Bolingbrook, IL May 23
  • 18.6” Tom Wells, Lake Forest, IL Sept. 3
  • 18.6” not released Dalton Herrboldt, Isanti, MB July 6
  • 18.5” Hayden Sailer, Ft Collins, CO May 30
  • 18” Matt Gilbertson, Rice Lake, WI May 27
  • 18”, 17”, 16” Tammy Bonczyk, Chetek, WI May 28
  • 18”x2, 16” Dave Bonczyk, Chetek, WI May 28
  • 18” Steve Mueller, St. Paul, MN May 30
  • 18” Brian Baczum, Plymouth, MN June 2
  • 18” Dave Werts, Plymouth, MN June 3
  • 18” Robert Coleman, Iowa City, IA June 24
  • 18” Dave Beck, Duluth, MN July 21
  • 18” Troy Higgins, Winnipeg, MB May 23
  • 17.6” Bob Katcher, Chicago, IL May 26
  • 17.6” Joe Carran, Waupun, WI July 6
  • 17” Tim Nightingale, Jordan, MN August 11
  • 17” Dick Hassler, Kearney, MO May 23
  • 16.4” Owen Ronken, Dodge Center, MN June 17

Northern Pike

  • 38.9” Mike Gardner, Bruce, WI May 28
  • 38” Duane Mutsikle, Stillwater, MN August 15

Crappie

  • 14” Bill Deming, Wabasha, MN June 3

Lake Trout

  • 28″ Chris Loewen, Anola, MB Sept. 9