2010 Couples Tourney

2010 Tourney Winners: Greg & Aleta Merkel of Mobridge

31 Teams brought 156 fish to the scale for a total of 298 lbs. Thanks to all who fished the tourney and to all who donated prizes. Without the donors and those who fished the tourney, we wouldn't be able to hold our fishing classes. We, and the future fisherpeople, are greatly appreciative.

Click here to view the 2010 tourney results.

2010 Tournament Entrants

We had 31 teams sign up for this year's tourney. Thanks to all who've entered.


Friday - July 16

Social from 5-6 pm at the Moose Lodge.
Chicken buffet supper beginning at 6 pm.
Rules meeting to follow supper.
Calcutta after rules meeting.
After calcutta 30 prizes will be given away in the chinese auction. (scroll down for complete list)
Several other door prizes will also be give away by random drawing.

Saturday - July 17

Boat check in starts at 6:30.
Tournament launch at 7:30.
Weigh-in opens at 2:30.
Must be back at the dock and checked-in by 3:30.
Load boats and trailer to weigh-in at the west overflow campground at Indian Creek Rec area.

We're looking forward to seeing everyone Friday evening.

Tournament Specifics

Tournament application - click here or pick one up at Bridge City Bait in Mobridge. If you need one mailed to you, give us a call.

Tournament date: July 17, 2010

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: $110 per team - last entry date is July 11, 2010 - no exceptions. Make checks payable to: "Outdoors 101 Project" 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 16.

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: All boats must check in at the dock by 3:30 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 18, 2010.

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.
Prizes and Payouts:
Winnings will be 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%

Plaques:We're giving out really nice plaques for the top three places.
The plaques were donated by Bud Light and Northwest Beverage.

Prizes for the Chinese Auction: (this is a work in progress)

*Black Hills Vacation Getaway ($450 value)
* Smooth Moves Seat Mount - turns a rough boat ride into a smooth boat ride ($290 value)
* 1 hour massage from Becky Pfitzer at Escape on Main ($50 value)
* 6 gallon 3-hp wet/dry Shop Vac ($70 value)
* Gas and Goodies - Mobridge, SD - 2 $50 gas cards ($100 value)
* Leech Lake fillet knife ($100 value)
* Buck X-Tract multi-tool ($40 value)
* One free night for 2 at the Mo Rest Motel - Mobridge, SD - good for one year ($52 value)
* T-bone steaks / wine gift basket from Payless Foods, Mobridge, SD ($35 value) * CBK standing clock from Slumberland, Mobridge, SD ($50 value)
* 2 livewell buddies ...best livewell fish organizers I've ever used ($30 value)
* Rapala Soft Grip Fillet Knife and hat, Bridge City Bait, Mobridge, SD ($35 value)
* cooler/chair combo from Doug Heil, State Farm Ins. ($75 value) * Oil change and tire rotation certificate at Lucky's, Mobridge, SD ($50 value)* $50 bill - Jerry's Pawn Shop, Mobridge* Reef Runner Deep Little Ripper assortment ( ($75 value)
* 8 pack of Cotton Cordell Wally Diver crankbaits ($35 value)
* 8 pack of Storm Deep Thunderstick crankbaits ($35 value)
* 8 pack of Storm Deep Jr. Thuderstick crankbaits ($35 value)
* Skeeter's cleaners: Wonderfoam, Restore, glass cleaner and multi-purpose cleaner ($36 value)
* Brinkmann Smoke 'N Grill - Mobridge Knights of Columbus ($37 value)* "Eye Candy" framed walleye print by Randy McGovern ($60 value)
* Keep Kool live bait cooler from Hagens, Mitchell, SD ($30 value)
* Aerated minnow bucket (7 qt.) from Magic Products ($50 value)
* Reel Cleaning Kit from Ardent Outdoors ($30 value)
* 2 person sporting clay package; 2 50 clay rounds, ammo not included ($50 value)*4 person sporting clay package: 4 50 clay rounds with complimentary beverage, ammo not included - Buffalo Chip Shooting Complex, Sturgis, SD ($100 value)
* 2 individual concert tickets to the show of choice; tent camping included - Buffalo Chip Campground ($150 value)
* Gamehide Fairchase shirt - Ken's Texaco Express, Aberdeen, SD ($40 value)
* A pair of Rapala Sportsmen Series med. act. 7'6" trigger rods - great fireline rods ($70 value)
* Rapala - Lock N Grip with digital scale ($50 value)

Currently we have over $2400 worth of auction prizes to be handed out.