Glen Elder Youth Fishing Tournament a success
GLEN ELDER – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism and the Waconda Lake Association hosted the 14th annual Youth Fishing Tournament at Waconda Lake on Saturday, June 2. Approximately 130 young anglers boarded boats on a very windy day with north-northwest winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour welcoming anglers during the check in. Most of the boats were able to brave the high winds and fish along the north shore. Despite the conditions limiting where the anglers could fish, most everyone reported good catches throughout the morning and by lunchtime they all returned with tales of their prize catches and, of course, the big one that got away.
The fishing proved to be better than expected thanks to large numbers of young walleye and catfish, and an abundance of drum. The young anglers had a great time and most were able to bring in at least a few fish. Of the 131 youth who fished on the 37 boats volunteered by local anglers, 98 (75 percent) caught at least one fish. The 333 fish caught included 86 drum, 77 walleye (7 legal), 61 channel catfish, 32 white bass, 30 crappie, 26 smallmouth bass, 10 longnose gar, 2 wipers, and 2 bluegill.
All of the boat drivers and other volunteers donated their time and equipment on Saturday. The Waconda Lake Association provided lunch, and Wayne Miner donated 140 dozen nightcrawlers.
Over 70 sponsors donated nearly $3,000 in prizes. Because of their generosity each youth took home a new fishing pole, t-shirt, goodie bag of tackle and gift certificates, and other prizes. Clayton Moubry and the staff of the Glen Elder area office assisted with the event.
Winners of the youth tournament included:
Most Fish: Kellen Elam (Beloit) - 36
Biggest Walleye: Kristin Roth (Garden City) - 25 1/4 inches
Biggest Crappie: Dalton Virden (Glen Elder) - 13 inches
Biggest Channel Catfish: Evan Blue (Beloit) - 24 inches; Lexi Goheen (Osborne); Preslee Marsh (Concordia); Brody Marsh (Concordia); Ayden Loomis (Jewell)
Biggest White Bass: Kayden Trimble (Beloit) - 17 inches
Biggest Wiper: Hunter Meyer (Ayr, Neb.) - 21 inches
Biggest Smallmouth Bass: Ethan Strom (Omaha, Neb.) - 16 1/2 inches
Biggest Drum: Johnny Schlatter (Lebanon) - 22 inches
Biggest Bluegill : Jaxon Prediger (Hays) - 6 3/4 inches
Biggest Gar: Wyatt Brockelman (Beloit) - 48 inches
Smallest Fish: Katelyn Binder (Beloit) - 4 inches (crappie)
The event is planned again next year on June 1 for another fun-filled day at Waconda Lake.
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