2011 Couples Tourney

2011 Couples Tournament
Tournament Results: click here

Shawn Campbell and Jeff Mistelski - 2nd win in 3 years!

Over $1600 was raised for our fishing classes.  A huge thank you to all the anglers who fished our tournament, to the businesses who donated prizes and to individuals who helped out.

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 or drop an email.  We'll get one to you as quick as we can.

Tournament date: July 16, 2011

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 $15-$50) - last entry date is July 11, 2010 - no exceptions. Make checks payable to: "Outdoors 101 Project" Includes: entry fee, prime rib and walleye supper on the evening of the 16th.

Rules Meeting and Calcutta: July 15th - Moose Lodge - Social begins at 6 pm, followed by rules meeting, calcutta and prize give-away.

Buffet Supper after the tournament on the 16th: 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 17, 2010.

Prizes: We'll have prizes valued from $15 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 16th .

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

Prizes For Teams:

* 2 $30 gas cards from Gas N Goodies
* 5 boat cleaning kits from Larsen Sales
* 3 candle set with holders from Slumberland
* All Around EZ Shop Vac
* NatGear reversable XL jacket
* a pair of really nice leather potholders
* portable propane smoker
* a pair of glass etched "Lake Oahe" beer mugs
* 2 Michigan Stinger trolling spoon assts w/ trolling weights
* 3 assortments of Reef Runner crankbaits
* 1 hour massage
* Johnny Midnite 4 pack of steak sauces
* Jann's Netcraft gift certificate
* Mule deer/Elk antler mounting kit
* 3 assortments of Storm Deep Jr. Thundersticks
* Livewell Buddies - 2 or 3 sets - very popular
* 2 assortments Storm Deep Thundersticks
* Walleye pin and license plate holder
* several multi-tools
* Mount Rushmore print

Silent Auction

* Shoulder Deer Mount - Todd Severson - 605.229.0645
* Rustic Framed Photography by Roxanne
* Leech Lake Fillet Knife
* Shock Master locking pedestal
* Okuma Magda 30dx and 10'6" Daiwa Heartland rod/reel combo from Bridge City Bait - Mobridge

2011 Prize Donors Contacts

* Massage by Becky Pfitzer at Escape on Main - 848.0808
* Todd Severson Taxidermy - 605. 229.0645
* Gas N Goodies - 104 W. Grand Crossing, Mobridge
* Slumberland - 210 Main, Mobridge

"Grandpa and Me at Oahe" Original Framed Oil / Painted & Donated by Brian Foltz

"Grandpa and Me at Oahe" Original Framed Oil / Painted & Donated by Brian Foltz
Jim Keller, master chef at the Moose, won this painting and is hanging on the wall at the Moose Lodge in Mobridge.
Artist Brian Foltz - "Just Some Guy"

I met Brian at Oahe Vet Clinic on a sunday morning, waiting for our dogs to be looked at. We got to visiting and it didn't take long to realize we both share similar passions. Brian comes to Mobridge every fall to spend a week or so chasing our ringneck pheasants. Our conversation crossed many topics and when he mentioned he did some painting, I couldn't help myself. I changed the topic to our fishing classes and then asked him if he'd be interested in doing a painting for us.

Brian didn't bat an eye, "Sure, be glad too. But I need to see some of your local lake so that anyone interested in purchasing it will connect with the painting."

Two days later my dad took Brian out for a morning of walleye fishing. While in the boat he took about 50 pictures. He wasn't sure what he was going to paint, but wanted the pictures for when he got home and started the painting.

Three months later I got a phone call from Brian. "Watch for the painting in the mail." he said. When I saw the painting it reminded me of the few times I put my waders on and walked that shoreline and of the many times we drifted along with the current catching a lot of walleyes. But, more important, is the great number of shore fisherman who frequent this stretch of shoreline.

Along with the painting was a note from Brian:

" Hey Marty,
As I was painting the scene, it made me feel like I was there. I hope you feel the same. In my mind the oil painting should have a dual title, "Marty's Mission" and "Grandpa and Me at Oahe".

I took some artisitic liberties to include plenty of subject and interest. Also to enhance the composition. I was going to add boats near the shale pile but decided not to as they would take away from the sense of solitude; same with cars on the bridge.

Notice that the park is represented by the trees at the far right of the distant landscape. I'm anxious to hear what you think of it because of the roots you have in the scene and the kids' program represented."

Brian's business card reads,

"Just Some Guy" Brian Foltz Artist.

His email is whistlek8@verizon.net if you feel inclined to drop him a note.

Thanks Brian for a very nice representation that will definitely stir memories of so many that have fished that very area