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1998 MWC Tourney Photos / FATHER AND SON TEAM Bob and Jim Schomer of Fond du Lac, WI took home the first place prize of $13,000 in last weekend's MWC Tournament on Big Stone Lake. The pair caught 10 fish during the two-day tourney totaling 39.98 Ibs. BIGGEST FISH of the two day MWC Tourney held on Big Stone Lake last weekend was caught by Dan Bodinger. His teammate Larry Propson shows their Saturday catch, including the whopper walleye which weighed 9.31 Ibs. The team's total weight for Saturday was four. fish at 25.38 Ibs, They brought in one fish Sunday, weighing 2.63 Ibs., which landed the team from Chilton, WI in fifth place at the end of the tourney. LOCAL VOLUNTEERS made the MWC Tournament held on Big Stone Lake run smoothly. Volunteers weighed the fish, calculated all the numbers, kept the fish resuscitated and released them back into the lake. Volunteersalso shuttled the anglers to their trucks and trailers at the foot of the lake via golf cart. Above, Greg Peterson manned the official walleye scale RELEASING THE FISH back.into Big Stone Lake was a big job for the local volunteer crew during the MWC Tournament last weekend. Mary Arndt slides a walleye down the water shoot here. V CAROL AND GLENN CHENIER are again MWC Championship qualifiers. They are pictured at last year's Championship, when Carol was nine months pregnant. Baby Cory was born three days after the Championship, where they took 13th place. JIM PROUDFOOT, at left, and his brother Bob, 1997 MWC World Walleye Champions. A TOURNAMENT ANGLER'S DREAM...Filling the weigh basket with a standing-room-only crowd cheering you on. THIS NICE CATCH was caught from Big Stone Lake by Dean Dowdy, at left, of Minneapolis and Don Forte of Apple Valley, at right. They caught their limit of walleye with an average weight of 2 1/2 Ibs. TOM OLSON brought in this 10 pound northern last Tuesday. Tom used a orange and gold spoon to net this lunker. (Photo by Big Stone Bait) Fishin' is g Big Stone La BET YOU DON'T SEE MANY OF THESE! Bill pound 6 ounce catfish last Wednesday on a nightcrawler" Stone Bait) CLIFF MARHOLZ OF ORTONVILLE netted this bea/,t ounce northern. (Photo by Big Stone Bait) / i JENNIFER BELLEFEUILLE OF ORTONVILLE reeled in this 5 pound 8 ounce walleye last Sunday. (Photo by Bud's Bait) A GOOD DA Chad Shellberg beauties last S pound 3 ounce pound 14 ounce 13 ounce walleye. Stone Bait) Pathways to fishing Pathways to fishing is coming to Ortonville on Saturday, May 30th. Kids kindergarten through 6th grade may participate in this 12 station learning program. Pathways to fishing teaches kids to identify, find, catch, handle and release fish. The course takes one hour to complete. The event is free and following the pathways course the kids will compete in a fishing contest at the foot of Big Stone Lake, with prizes to the top 3 in each division. These prizes before the idW( weigh-in. Simpl Armory in Or tonvi 12:30 on Saturday, assigned a starting start every five rm This event is Ortonville Jaycee stations will have and area experts guaranteed top nov Comfortable "lewspapers come into our home, of your family. You greet them in yot carry them into your breakfast room, in the den. They may be tfi-e only cmnl actually take with you into the bal Bulletin, a publication produced by anal Page 10 hY_ INDEPENDENT TuesdaY,