2013 Couples Tourney

2013 Couples Walleye Tourney

Tournament Results

Tournament Slideshow

Blake and Elizabeth Ketterling, of Aberdeen SD - Winners of the 2013 Mobridge Couples Tourney with 6 fish weighing 13.45 lbs.  Congratulations Blake & Elizabeth.

A huge thanks to all the anglers who fished our tournament.  46 teams competed.  46 teams caught lots of fish, had some laughs, enjoyed a great prime-rib/walleye supper and every team walked away with a nice prize.  We were able to raise over $3000 to go toward our family fishing classes and fishing derby.

Once again, if you are interested in putting on a fishing class in your community, please contact Martin at martin@outdoors101project.com.  We are wishing to expand.

Tournament Specifics
Tournament date: July 13, 2013

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: $101 per team ($121 and you're guaranteed a prize from $20-$50) - last entry date is July 8, 2013 - no exceptions. Make checks payable to: "Outdoors 101 Project" Includes: entry fee, prime rib and walleye supper on the evening of the 13th.

Rules Meeting and Calcutta: July 12th - Moose Lodge - Social begins at 6:30 pm, followed by rules meeting, calcutta and prize give-away beginning at 7:30

Buffet Supper after the tournament on the 13th: Supper to include: prime rib, walleye, 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 3:00 pm

Weigh-In: All boats must check in at the dock by 3:00 pm. After loading your boats, trailer to the scale for the weigh-in. Location to be announced at the meeting.

Weigh Fish: 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 July 14, 2012.

Prizes: We'll have prizes valued from $20 to $50 to hand out after the calcutta. To have a chance at one of these prizes, please include an extra $20 with your entry fee.

Payouts: Payouts for placing and calcutta will be given out at the Moose Lodge after the supper on the 13th .

Refusal of Entry: The tournament directors have the right to refuse entry to our tourney.

Tournament Application

The following 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.

Here's the payouts:
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 - 11%
5th - 9%

Plaques: We're giving out really nice plaques for the top five places.
The plaques will be awarded after the saturday evening dinner.

Largest Walleye: Optional $5 pot / 100% payback / includes sweet glass etched beer mug made by Signature Publishing (same person who made the walleye mugs last year)

If the largest walleye is over 8# Prairie Outpost Taxidermy will mount it for you at no cost to you.
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