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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”


Kids Fishing Contest Results (8-27-13)

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Ten contestants arrived for the August 27th Kids Fishing Contest on the TLL docks.  A total of 71 fish were caught on the day!  Here are the notables from the week:

  • Small fish of the day was a 4 5/8″ sunfish caught by Lucy McCarthy in Cottage #8.
  • Lyndsey Anderson from Cottage #7 caught the most fish of the day.  She caught 21 fish.
  • Big fish of the day was a 9 1/8″ rock bass caught by Elijah Zapzalka in Cottage #10.

Congrats to all the participants!

“See You At The Lake”

Kids Fishing Contest Results (8-20-13)

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Nine contestants competed in the August 20th Kids Fishing Contest on the TLL docks, with 66 total fish being caught on the day.  Here are the headliners from the day:

  • Small fish of the day went to Jenr Koppen from Cottage #8, who caught a tiny 3 7/8″ sunfish.
  • Nicole Sandstrom from The McCleary Cabin caught the most fish of the day.  She landed 17 total fish.
  • Big fish of the day went to Nikita Sandstrom from The McCleary Cabin, which was a 9 inch rock bass.

Congrats to all the participants!

“See You At The Lake”

Kids Fishing Contest Results (8-15-13)

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Thirteen contestants caught a total of 73 fish during the August 15th Kids Fishing Contest on the TLL docks.  Here are the notables from the week:

  • Nolan Goerger from Cottage #4 caught the smallest fish of the day, which was a 3 3/8″ rock bass.
  • Most fish of the day went to Luke Dehnicke in Cottage #11.  He caught 11 fish.
  • Big fish of the day was a 9 1/8″ crappie caught by Olivia Pardo in Cottage #11.

Congrats to all the participants!

“See You At The Lake”

Kids Fishing Contest Results (8-6-13)

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Sixteen contestants battled it out for the right to claim the title of TLL Kids Fishing Contest Legend last Tuesday on the docks with the end result being 67 total fish caught on the day.  Here are the notables from the week:

  • Averie Geatz from Cottage #12 caught the smallest fish of the day, which was a 3 1/2″ sunfish.
  • Most fish of the day went to Angela Yarusso from Cottage #11.  She caught 14 total fish on the day.
  • Big fish of the day went to Cottage #10’s Halle Bohlman, who caught a ‘monster’ 15 inch largemouth bass with dad alongside her.

Congrats to all of the kid fishermen!

“See You At The Lake”

Kids Fishing Contest Results (7-30-13)

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Last Tuesday, 8 contestants gathered for the weekly kids fishing contest here at TLL.  While the fish were a little tight-lipped, the kids still managed to catch 20 total fish.  Here are the notables from the week:

  • Ethan Saari from the McCleary Cabin caught the most fish of the day.  He reeled in 6 total fish.
  • Small fish of the day also came from the McCleary Cabin and Austin Saari.  His 5 inch sunfish was the smallest.
  • Big fish of the day was caught in dramatic fashion at the buzzer.  Rachel Noah from Condo #4 only caught one fish right at the end, but she made it count.  It was a big, beautiful 9 5/8″ bluegill!

Congratulations to all the participants!


“See You At The Lake”

Kids Fishing Contest Results (7-23-13)

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

We had 13 contestants catch a total of 86 fish in our half-hour long Kids Fishing Contest on July 23rd.  Here are the headliners from the week:

  • Small fish of the week was caught by Emma Schaefer in A-Frame #2.  She caught a 3 5/8″ sunfish.
  • Nick Katona from Cottage #7 caught the most fish of the week, which was a total of 24 fish.
  • Big fish for the week was a 8 1/2″ rock bass caught by Abby Schaefer from A-Frame #2.

Congratulations to all of the participants!

“See You At The Lake”

Kids Fishing Contest Results (7-16-13)

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

On July 16th, 15 contestants caught and released 74 fish in 30 minutes in the Kids Fishing Contest on the TLL docks. Here are the headliners from last week:

  • Small fish for the day was a 3 3/8″ sunfish caught by Wyatt Hansen from Condo #3.
  • Evan Kohout from A-Frame #2 caught the most fish of the day.  He caught 22 panfish.
  • Big fish of the day was a 10 1/8″  largemouth bass caught by Kassidy Maynard from the Cottage Deluxe!

Congrats to all the participants!


“See You At The Lake”

    Kids Fishing Contest Results (7-9-13)

    Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

    We believe that the 29 contestants who competed in last week’s fishing contest set a record for most contestants in a week.  Safe to say that the fishing contest conductor got a workout on this day!  The 29 kids caught a total of 115 fish on this day.  Here are the notables for the week:

    • Small fish for the day was caught by Cottage #9‘s Reed Krogstad.  He caught a 2 7/8″ rock bass.
    • Lars Ecklund from Cottage Deluxe caught the most fish of the day – a total of 9 fish.
    • Big fish of the day went to Annika Ecklund, also from Cottage Deluxe.  She caught a monster (for Thunder Lake) perch measuring 10 inches.

    Congrats to every…..single…..participant.  All 29 of you!!


    “See You At The Lake”

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    Kids Fishing Contest Results (7-4-13)

    Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

    A very patriotic Independence Day edition of the Kids Fishing Contest took place last Thursday here at TLL.  A total of 17 contestants reeled in a season-high 133 fish in 30 minutes.  The superlatives for the day were as follows:

    • The small fish of the day was caught by Zach Marotz from Cottage Deluxe.  His tiny rock bass measured 2 3/4″ long.
    • Anna Benkowski from Cottage #4 landed the most fish of the day, which was a total of 19 fish.
    • Big fish for the day went to Cottage #3 and Claire Sanderman.  She wrestled a monster 10 1/4″ rock bass onto the docks.

    Congrats to all the participants!



    “See You At The Lake”