2009 Couples Tourney

Sponsors and Prize Donors
A very big thank you to the sponsors and Prize Donors for the tourney. Please see: Sponsors, Prizes Links and Prizes Contacts listed on the left below. This tourney was a success in large part due to you. THANK YOU!

Tourney Results, Payouts and Money Raised

Thank you to everyone who fished the 1st Annual Outdoors 101 Project Mixed Couples Walleye Tourney. From what we heard, everyone had a good time in spite of the fishing being pretty tough.

Jeff Mistelski and Shawn Campbell won: 1st place ($500), 1st calcutta ($504) and biggest fish ($120). Congratulations.

Click here to see the complete tourney results.

Through the entry fees/calcutta/prizes/and matching funds project from Modern Woodmen, the tourney generated $2222 for Outdoors 101 Project. The $$ will be used to purchase fishing equipment for kids/parents who attend Fishing 101 classes together. For info on Outdoors 101 Project click here.
24 teams have entered for the 1st Mobridge Mixed Couples Walleye Tournament. Teams from Rapid City to Bismarck to Sioux Falls have signed up - "Thank you".

1st - $500
2nd - $380
3rd - $280
4th - $180
5th - $100

Calcutta is paying 3 places:
1st - 40%
2nd - 25%
3rd - 15%

In addition, we're giving out 25+ prizes valued at over $2,200 dollars.

Couples Tourney is a Fundraiser

The Mobridge Mixed Couples Walleye Tournament is a fundraiser for Outdoors 101 Project. Outdoors 101 Project is an effort to get area youth and their parents introduced to outdoor activities by showing them what each activity involves and giving them the equipment to get started. We held a "Fishing 101" in May, 2009, with plans for others next year in Winner, Mitchell, Aberdeen, Mobridge, Gillette WY and possibly others. We're also hoping to expand to other activities such as archery, trapshooting....activities to get families together.

"Outdoors 101 Project" - Promoting education and excitement about the great outdoors!

Tournament Specifics

Tourney sheet and sign-up form - click here

Tournament date: August 1, 2009

Who: Teams must be one male, one female. One must be over 18 and the other must have signed parent consent if not over 18.

Cost: $100 per team - last entry date is July 26, 2009 - no exceptions
Includes: entry fee and for each fisherman - buffet supper, 1 drink and 5 tickets for prize drawings.

Rules Meeting and Calcutta: Moose Lodge - Social begins at 5 pm, buffet supper at 6 pm, followed by rules meeting and calcutta - July 31.

Buffet Supper: Supper to include 3 piece deep fried chicken, mashed potatoes w/ gravy, corn, biscuit and tossed salad.

Launch: All boats will launch from Indian Creek Recreation Area at 7:30 am. There will be a boat check prior to launch beginning at 6:30.

Fishing Hours: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm

Weigh-In Location: All boats must bring their fish by boat into the Indian Creek Marina by 3:30 pm. You are not to trailer your fish; they must be boated. The scale will be located at the bait shop in the camp ground. Boats can be loaded after dropping off your fish (one angler must be remain with the fish).

Weigh-In: Each team may weigh 6 fish, with 2 being over 20". The "Golden Rule" will be used as the official ruler. If 3 or more fish over 20" are brought to the scale, that team will be disqualified for breaking SD state law. In the event of a tie, the prize winner will be the team who signed up for the tourney first.

State Rules: All SD GF&P rules apply to fishing and this tourney.

Tournament boundaries: Lake Oahe...southern boundary - north point of Swan Creek to south point of No Mouth Creek, northern boundary - north point of Galloway Bay to north point of Mad Bear Creek.

Sportsmanship: This is a "fun" tournament. The "Golden Rule" applies here too. If you have a complaint, the complaint must be filed with the tournament directors immediately after the weigh-in. The directors decisions will be final.

Bad Weather: In the event of bad weather, the tourney will take place on Aug. 2, 2009.

Prizes: There will be a Chinese Auction for the prizes. They will be given out after the calcutta, Friday evening. Every fisherman will get 5 tickets. More can be purchased for 5 for $5 or 15 for $10.

Payouts: Payouts for placing and calcutta will be given out after the weigh-in on Saturday afternoon at Indian Creek Marina.
These payouts are based on a full 50 team tournament. If the tourney doesn't fill, there will be one paid place for every five teams entered.
1st - $700
2nd - $600
3rd - $500
4th - $400
5th - $300
6th - $220
7th - $170
8th - $130
9th - $100
10th - $80

Calcutta Pay-out: We are paying back 80% and five places.
1st - 25%
2nd - 20%
3rd - 15%
4th - 10%
5th - 10%

Largest Walleye: If the largest walleye is over 8#, it will be mounted for you - courtesy of Kevin Schlepp, Prairie Outpost Taxidermy.

Other prizes to be given away by Chinese Auction:
Everyone fishing the tourney will get 5 tickets.
You'll have the option of purchasing more - 5 for $5 or 15 for $10.

- 1 hour massage by Becky Pfitzer at "Escape on Main" ($45 value)
- prize/gift from NorthSide Flowers ($50 value)
- 4 $20 gift certificates from Grand Oasis restaurant of Mobridge
- wine and steak gift basket from Payless Foods ($60 value)
- spices/seasoning gift basket from fishing class sponsors ($25 value)
- decorative furnishings from Vojta Slumberland of Mobridge ($220 value)
- $100 gas card and large pizza from Gas - N - Goodies of Mobridge
- 8" digital picture/video/music frame from Jerry's Pawn Shop ($100 value)
- shoulder mount certificate - deer or antelope by Jeff Piatt ($375 value)
- european mount certificate - deer or antelope by Dexter Neterville ($45 value)
- Leech Lake fillet knife, Handmade Fillet and Hunting Knives ($100 value)
- Reef Runner Deep Little Ripper Assortment and Tune-A-Fish lure tuner ($80 value)
- Contender Spoons Trolling Spoon Assortment ($150 value)
- 1 Pheasant Rain Gauge from Hagens ($25 value)
- 1 Whitetail Deer Rain Gauge from Hagens ($25 value)
- 7 quart aerated minnow bucket from Magic Products ($50 value)
- 5 drawer dehydrator from Excalibur ($190 value)
- 6 gallon, 3 HP Ultra Plus from Shop Vac ($70 value)
- ProMariner ProSport Power Inverter, Cup Holder Design ($40 value)
- ProMariner ProSport12 Dual Bank Battery Charger ($140 value)
- DotLine LR18 Lure Retriever ($40 value)
- Beretta Upland shooting shirt from Ken's Texaco Express - Aberdeen, SD ($60 value)

2009 Sponsors

The following local businesses, agencies and people have contributed to this tourney.

Moose Lodge, West Grand Crossing - Mobridge, SD
(605) 845-3673

Matching Funds Project through Modern Woodmen of America

State Farm Insurance - Doug Heil Agency, Mobridge, SD
(605) 845-3603

Jerry's Pawn Shop - Mobridge, SD
(605) 845-3855

Northwest Beverage - Mobridge, SD

Merkel's Foods - Mobridge, SD

Payless Foods - Mobridge, SD

Dean Ulmer, Auctioneer - Mobridge, SD