2019 Minnesota Made - Event 2 - Maple Lake
The Superbowl marketing team that picked BOLD NORTH as their slogan would have had a field day taking pictures and videos of our guys out there on Sunday.
When we left the house it was -11 and by launch time it had warmed up to a balmy -7. We were saved by the fact there was little to no wind.
Out of the gate everyone was helping each other get ATV's started and by the end we were all huddled around a truck trying to get that started. We had one team who had to go to a self serve car wash to warm up the gas lines so they could fish - one team walked out to their spot - one team broke down on the ice - and every team froze as they gave it everything they had to put fish in their bucket.
The overall bite wasn't hot and heavy with the cold snap and blue bird skies, but they did bite here and there. The main issue was trying to find big enough gills to meet the minimum requirement of 7". This was a true test of who could outwork other teams in some extreme elements. Basically, it came down to who wanted it most and who put in the time pre-fishing to have the knowledge to make it work on Sunday.
When you take a look at the picture of the winning team - you will see the commitment by looking at their frozen bibs. They drilled and drilled until they put a very respectable bag of 8.87 lbs together to capture the title on Maple Lake.
Congratulations to Paul Ghizoni and Evan Pheneger!!!
Maple Lake - Event 2 - Top 10:
1- Evan and Paul / 8.87 lbs
2- Nick and Leif / 8.67 lbs
3- Dan and Scott / 6.97 lbs
4- Kyle and Tony / 6.58 lbs
5- Gary and Travis / 6.40 lbs -Big Crappie (1.18)
6- Joe and Blake / 6.38 lbs
7- Jack and Jeremy / 5.77 lbs
8- Zaniel and Trent / 5.52 lbs - Big Gill (.46)
9- Rob and Steve / 5.46 lbs
10- Dale and Joel / 5.38 lbs
Updated Team of the Year Standings:
47 Leif Nereson & Nick Mueller
44 Jack Thomes & Jeremy Schwanz
44 Paul Ghizoni & Evan Pheneger
43 Gary Sandberg & Travis Adams
39 Dan Rollings & Scott Boersma
36 Dale Luginbill & Joel Kottke
34 Joe Craig & Blake Craig
34 Josh Zangl & Scott Davis
30 Kevin Wildung & Jeremy West
29 Kyle Rick & Tony Dahlberg
29 Neil Horan & Pat Horan
28 Al Escobedo & Mario Perzichilli
26 Rob Thielke & Steve McConnville
26 Mark Bussen & Tim Prunick
24 Jacob Stolquist & Nate Samuelson
21 Zaniel Dell & Trent Lindahl
20 Dylan Erickson & Justin Lang
17 Jake Kustrich & Shane Kustrich
16 Mark Bussen Sr & Tom Bussen Jr
14 Robert Vincent & David Vincent
13 Caleb Bielke & Cody Rosales
13 Nate Lecy & Trevor Slifka
8 Branden Doyle & Bryon Doyle
8 Cody Mann & Jon Vega
6 Bob Richardson & Jerry Kashmark