Archive for February, 2014

2013 Kids Fishing Contest Review

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

We wanted to do a “year in review” post for the 2013 year of the Thunder Lake Lodge Kids Fishing Contest.  A huge congratulations goes out to all the kids who competed this year.  Just fantastic results from this young generation of fisherkids.  The future of fishing is bright and in good hands here in northern Minnesota!  Here are the superlatives from the 2013 season:

  • 12 fishing contests were held in 2013 on the docks at Thunder Lake Lodge
  • We had a total of 163 kids compete during the summer; an average of almost 14 kids per contest.
  • Those 163 contestants caught a total of 903 fish this summer!  An average of 5.5 fish per contestant in the 30 minute contest – pretty amazing
  • The most fish caught by all contestants in one contest was 133 fish in 30 minutes!
  • Most fish caught on year by an individual was 28 by Parker Oelrich of Minneapolis, MN
  • Smallest fish caught for 2013 was a 2 3/8″ rock bass by Bryan Oelrich of Minneapolis, MN.  This was an all-time record breaker!
  • Biggest fish of the year caught was a 3-way tie:  Halle Bohlman from Thompson, ND, Jaxson Olson of Big Lake, MN and Jackson Wescot of Bullard, TX all caught 15 inch largemouth bass.  Once again, this is off the dock.  Unbelievable!

  • “See You At The Lake”