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Youth Fishing Tournament Kicks Off on Mother's Day


Last updated 5/10/2021 at 8:50pm

L-R: Brayden Price, Alexis DeCoteau, Adrian Price, Skylar Keoke

Youth Fishing Tournament kicks off on Mother's Day

The first youth fishing tournament of the summer was held on Mothers Day to celebrate.

The tournament was held at the Old Agency Dam. 62 kids registered and 35 fish were measured for

placing. Fishing pole setup and how to clean your fish demonstrations were provided by the SWO Fish

and Wildlife crew.

The Tournament Categories were: Biggest Walleye, Northern, Bullhead, Panfish. There were also prizes

for tagged fish.

The winners of the tournament were:

Northern Category:

1st Place Mattison Keoke

2nd Place Carmello Renville

3rd Place Forest Adams

Bullhead Category:

Tied for 1st Place Brayden Price and Alexis DeCoteau

2nd place Adrian Price

3rd Place Skylar Keoke

There were no fish caught in the walleye and panfish tournament and no tagged fish were caught. (yet)

The tagged fish will still get a prize if caught. The tag can be taken to the SWO fish and wildlife dept.

L-R: Mattison Keoke, Carmelo Renville. (Missing Forest Adams)

The Old Agency dam is maintained by fish and wildlife crew. It is a family friendly fishing spot with grills,

benches and canopy for gatherings. Families are encouraged to fish there.

Chance prize drawings were given throughout the tournament. Lunch was provided as well as a

Mothers Day Cake! This gathering is a green friendly event with minimal trash so it is environmentally

friendly. All participants are asked to bring water bottles. Coolers of water are provided.

The tournament was a great success with much thanks to the SWO Fish and Wildlife Crew! The Youth

Department Crew! And the Nis'to Inc Crew!

The next tournament will be held on Fathers Day at Red Iron Lake.


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