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June2012

Update to Grahams Island Road

Posted: June 29, 2012

Grahams Island road is NO PARKING and NO FISHING for the next 15 days due to the process of construction. Both Ramsey and Benson counties Sheriff offices will be patrolling.

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2012 Chamber Tournament Results

Posted: June 24, 2012

Here are the 2012 Tournament Results. Thank you all for participating.

Tm# Team Name Day – 1 Total LBS of Walleye Day – 2  Total LBS of Walleye Both Days Total # of Walleye Both Days Total LBS of Walleye
77 Travis Clemens & Jason Ramberg 19.76 20.24 10 40.00
26 Bryan Lang & Mitch Lang 18.02 15.17 10 33.19
60 Larry Zimmerman & Dennis Andruski 15.26 17.28 10 32.54
1 Rick Darling & Jeff Trana 16.93 14.59 10 31.52
11 Trey Benson & Karl Kenner 16.27 12.42 11 28.69
94 Todd LaMotte & Mark Zinke 11.29 15.58 10 26.87
19 Don Denning & Jacob Denning 14.53 11.1 10 25.63
64 Rod Troftgruben & Dustin Larson 10.31 15.29 10 25.60
10 Mark Slotto & Kris Rainsberry 7.87 16.96 10 24.83
80 Ryan Kalberer & Jim Kalberer 10.05 14.56 9 24.61
27 Brenda Barstad & Justen Barstad 9.55 13.95 10 23.50
21 Lenny Eubanks & Matt Perleberg 13.36 9.95 10 23.31
87 Zach Axtman & Spencer Deutz 9.02 13.85 10 22.87
62 Leigh Haagenson & Jeremy Wolf 11.95 10.12 10 22.07
56 Jon Dircks & Curtis Blake 10.04 11.9 10 21.94
33 Dennis Nelson & Vicki Thorpe 10.11 11.58 9 21.69
79 Curt Hanson & Andrew Johnson 14.07 7.53 10 21.60
17 Matt Taylor & Ben Mack 13.92 6.79 10 20.71
54 Al Freidig & Clint Devier 11.89 8.11 10 20.00
98 Chad Halvorson & Jerrad Lesmann 19.95 0 5 19.95
16 Geoffrey  Blegen & Ben Jacobson 8.16 11.66 8 19.82
52 Francis Schumacher & Darwin Haugaard 10.51 8.71 10 19.22
91 Troy Jones & Chad Bickett 6.13 12.73 9 18.86
86 Jeremy Sandvik & Forrest Balvitsch 13.43 5.03 7 18.46
3 John Nelson & Everett Blaisdell 5.23 13.16 8 18.39
35 Shawn Peterson & James Asplin 7.45 10.82 9 18.27
38 Troy Sand & Craig Hanson 14.03 4.02 7 18.05
76 Jesse Hermanson & Derek Roder 7.99 9.29 10 17.28
74 Allan Krech & David Henderson 10.57 6.5 9 17.07
25 Bruce Lien & Earl Sanders 12.45 4.21 8 16.66
99 Charlie Bisbee & Seth Bisbee 10.29 6.29 8 16.58
63 Bruce Fritel & Darren Spaeth 8.05 8.43 10 16.48
20 Ryan Carey & Dennis Schonhoff 9.64 6.78 9 16.42
73 Daniel Knatterud & Michael Schaefer 1.36 15.06 6 16.42
82 Dennis Hansen & Michell Kadoun 4.9 11.02 9 15.92
83 Brian Wenko & Shawn Cherney 7.95 7.79 8 15.74
51 Rich Olson & Daniel Driessen 9.43 6.16 9 15.59
45 David Schwanke & Shawn Holmes 9.87 5.69 9 15.56
69 Matt Anderson & John Wright 8.84 6.24 9 15.08
5 John Clapp & Stuart Brunsvold 0 14.64 5 14.64
43 Mitch Dougherty & Clark Williams 9.66 4.94 6 14.60
2 Mark Olson & Connie Bernabucci 6.02 8.45 7 14.47
46 Jeff Erickson & Jered Worden 5.61 8.76 9 14.37
102 Josh Schaefer & Brian Dettler 7.41 6.92 10 14.33
36 Dave Randash & Rendy Randash 10.01 4.12 8 14.13
53 Josh Klein & Jarod Klein 7.49 6.59 10 14.08
84 David Noeske & Levi Ellingson 7.39 6.66 8 14.05
29 Bob Gibson & Brad Larson 14.01 0 2 14.01
37 Gary Jacques & Daniel Lohnes 5.28 8.12 7 13.40
32 Aaron Johnson & Chris Augustin 7.05 6.25 5 13.30
59 Cory Anderson & Ken Remmen 6.04 7.16 9 13.20
95 Reed Westlind & Kyle Christianson 0 13.1 5 13.10
28 Victor Klosterman & Todd Tableman 4.92 7.56 6 12.48
101 Larry Williams & Don Marty 4.91 7.52 8 12.43
89 Matt Lang & Jake Sayler 5.87 6.51 7 12.38
30 Corey Heiser & Troy Morris 2.96 9.11 5 12.07
34 Ross Sensiba & Travis Klein 11.71 0 5 11.71
7 David Johnson & Troy Goltz 2.72 8.9 7 11.62
97 Josh Greene & Ryan Olson 8.78 2.3 4 11.08
49 Chase Freidig & David Remmen 2.83 8.18 6 11.01
66 Eric  Tilton & Zack Powell 1.57 8.89 6 10.46
44 Mike Stack & Taylor Stack 7.41 3.03 6 10.44
6 Terry Schlieve & Jeff Panzer 0 9.74 5 9.74
47 Kevin Kvalevog & Lance Forsberg 6.77 2.63 4 9.40
100 Brett Kenner & Dylan Torgeson 3.11 6.27 7 9.38
41 Steve Larson & Chris Buzick 2.41 6.95 6 9.36
93 Bryce Joramo & Aaron Joramo 1.31 7.72 6 9.03
85 Albert Berg & Douglas Lien 1.79 6.26 2 8.05
71 Roger Price & Kurt Hodny 4.49 2.86 3 7.35
75 Kraig Gellner & Jared Ellingson 0 6.36 3 6.36
24 Curtis Havig & Jeff Johnson 2.56 3.71 4 6.27
90 Cody Armstrong & Shelby Vasichek 0 6.17 4 6.17
12 Troy Lundeby & Lee Hetleved 1.24 4.29 4 5.53
68 Jay Hagen & Dan Bonham 5.46 0 3 5.46
22 Dennis Huber & Joe Huber 5.39 0 4 5.39
42 Mike Mertens & Barry Schonteich 0 5.24 4 5.24
40 Dave Davis & Gary Langan 4.99 0 4 4.99
4 Mark Tangen & Lucas Tangen 1.39 3.57 3 4.96
58 Thomas Stoe & Danny Schuchard 0 4.93 2 4.93
88 Paul Hagel & Dave Fike 4.85 0 3 4.85
55 Justin Sackenreuter & Cole Bieber 0 4.5 3 4.50
23 Corey Haugen & Steve Hall 4.03 0 3 4.03
13 Chad Haberstroh & Kelly Bakken 0 3.47 2 3.47
8 Cory McKechnie & Ty McKechnie 3.07 0 2 3.07
50 Robert Remmick & Michael Remmick 2.76 0 2 2.76
14 Cole Kollman & David Kollman 2.63 0 1 2.63
81 Jason Albert & Curtis Martinson 2 0 1 2.00
57 Kelly Keller & James Keller 1.93 0 1 1.93
96 Mike Sylling & Chris Lange 1.71 0 1 1.71
15 Kip Huber & Taylor Huber 1.03 0 1 1.03
70 Steve Zitzow & Tadd Bushfield 0 0 0 0.00
9 Ralph Miller & Valerie Miller 0 0 0 0.00
18 Gabriel Sattler Jr. & Ronnie Martin 0 0 0 0.00
31 John Howard & Mike Howard 0 0 0 0.00
39 Brian Mathews & Travis Lockwood 0 0 0 0.00
48 Wayne Cherney & Tanner Cherney 0 0 0 0.00
61 John Martin & Jason Meyer 0 0 0 0.00
65 Todd Schlieve & Quince Hambek 0 0 0 0.00
67 Mearl Nelson & Michael Nelson 0 0 0 0.00
72 Thomas Grzadzieleski & Nick Anderson 0 0 0 0.00
78 Brad Gardner & Nate Axdahl 0 0 0 0.00
92 Shane Lockwood & Brad Qvale 0 0 0 0.00

Big Basket Award – (sponsored by Klemetsrud Plumbing) – Travis Clemmens & Jason Ramberg

Friday Largest Walleye – (sponsored by RadioWorks) – Bob Gibson & Brad Larson
Saturday Largest Walleye – (sponsored by Farmers Union Oil Co.) – Dennis Nelson & Vicki Thorpe

Friday Largest Northern – (sponsored by NDTC) – Kraig Gellner & Jared Ellingson
Saturday Largest Northern – (sponsored by NDTC) – Kraig Gellner & Jared Ellingson

Friday Largest White Bass – (sponsored by Old Main Street Cafe/Mr. & Mr. J’s) – Jay Hagen & Dan Bonham
Saturday Largest White Bass – (sponsored by Devils Lake Glass & Paint) – Brenda Barstad & Justen Barsted

Friday Largest Perch – (sponsored by Blake’s Marine) – Todd LaMotte & Mark Zinke
Saturday Largest Perch – (sponsored by Gerrells Sports Center) – Jon Clapp & Stewart Brunsvold

Prize Payouts –
1st Place – $5,000
2nd Place – $2,800
3rd Place – $2,200
4th Place – $1,600
5th Place – $1,400
6th Place – $1,200
7th Place – $1,000
8th Place – $800
9th Place – $750
10th Place – $600
11th Place – $500
12th Place – $450
13th Place – $400
14th Place – $350
15th Place – $300

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2012 Chamber Tournament Results Day 1

Posted: June 23, 2012

Here are the results for Day 1 of the 36th Annual Devils Lake Walleye Tournament.

Weigh in tomorrow will start at 3:00 pm at Graham’s Island State Park.

Tm# Team Name Day 1 Lg Northern Wt Day 1 Lg White Bass Wt Day 1 Lg Perch Wt Day – 1 Lg Walleye Wt Day – 1  # of Walleye Day – 1 Total LBS of Walleye
98 Chad Halvorson & Jerrad Lesmann 0 0 0 0 5 19.95
77 Travis Clemens & Jason Ramberg 0 0 0 0 5 19.76
26 Bryan Lang & Mitch Lang 0 0 0 5.1 5 18.02
1 Rick Darling & Jeff Trana 0 0 0 5.04 5 16.93
11 Trey Benson & Karl Kenner 7.21 0 0 5.6 5 16.27
60 Larry Zimmerman & Dennis Andruski 0 0 0 0 5 15.26
19 Don Denning & Jacob Denning 0 0 0 0 5 14.53
79 Curt Hanson & Andrew Johnson 0 0 0 0 5 14.07
38 Troy Sand & Craig Hanson 0 0 0 0 5 14.03
29 Bob Gibson & Brad Larson 0 0 0 8.17 2 14.01
17 Matt Taylor & Ben Mack 0 0 0 0 5 13.92
86 Jeremy Sandvik & Forrest Balvitsch 7.67 0 0 0 5 13.43
21 Lenny Eubanks & Matt Perleberg 0 0 0 0 5 13.36
25 Bruce Lien & Earl Sanders 0 0 0 4.42 5 12.45
62 Leigh Haagenson & Jeremy Wolf 0 0 0 0 5 11.95
54 Al Freidig & Clint Devier 0 3.08 0 0 5 11.89
34 Ross Sensiba & Travis Klein 0 0 0 0 5 11.71
94 Todd LaMotte & Mark Zinke 0 0 1.25 0 5 11.29
74 Allan Krech & David Henderson 0 0 0 5.24 5 10.57
52 Francis Schumacher & Darwin Haugaard 0 2.18 0 0 5 10.51
64 Rod Troftgruben & Dustin Larson 0 2.5 0 0 5 10.31
99 Charlie Bisbee & Seth Bisbee 0 0 0 0 5 10.29
33 Dennis Nelson & Vicki Thorpe 0 0 0 0 5 10.11
80 Ryan Kalberer & Jim Kalberer 0 0 0 0 4 10.05
56 Jon Dircks & Curtis Blake 0 0 0 0 5 10.04
36 Dave Randash & Rendy Randash 0 0 0 0 5 10.01
45 David Schwanke & Shawn Holmes 0 0 0 0 5 9.87
43 Mitch Dougherty & Clark Williams 0 0 0 0 5 9.66
20 Ryan Carey & Dennis Schonhoff 7.61 0 0 0 5 9.64
27 Brenda Barstad & Justen Barstad 6.69 2.56 0 0 5 9.55
51 Rich Olson & Daniel Driessen 0 0 0 0 5 9.43
87 Zach Axtman & Spencer Deutz 0 0 0 0 5 9.02
69 Matt Anderson & John Wright 0 0 0 0 5 8.84
97 Josh Greene & Ryan Olson 0 0 0 0 3 8.78
16 Geoffrey  Blegen & Ben Jacobson 0 0 0 0 3 8.16
63 Bruce Fritel & Darren Spaeth 0 2.32 0 0 5 8.05
76 Jesse Hermanson & Derek Roder 0 0 0 0 5 7.99
83 Brian Wenko & Shawn Cherney 0 0 0 0 3 7.95
10 Mark Slotto & Kris Rainsberry 0 0 0 0 5 7.87
53 Josh Klein & Jarod Klein 0 0 0 0 5 7.49
35 Shawn Peterson & James Asplin 0 0 0 0 4 7.45
102 Josh Schaefer & Brian Dettler 0 0 0 0 5 7.41
44 Mike Stack & Taylor Stack 0 0 0 0 4 7.41
84 David Noeske & Levi Ellingson 0 0 0 0 4 7.39
32 Aaron Johnson & Chris Augustin 0 0 0 0 3 7.05
47 Kevin Kvalevog & Lance Forsberg 0 0 0 0 2 6.77
91 Troy Jones & Chad Bickett 0 2.9 0 0 4 6.13
59 Cory Anderson & Ken Remmen 0 2.31 0 0 4 6.04
2 Mark Olson & Connie Bernabucci 0 0 0 0 3 6.02
89 Matt Lang & Jake Sayler 8.71 3 0 0 3 5.87
46 Jeff Erickson & Jered Worden 0 0 0 0 4 5.61
68 Jay Hagen & Dan Bonham 0 3.5 0 0 3 5.46
22 Dennis Huber & Joe Huber 0 0 0 0 4 5.39
37 Gary Jacques & Daniel Lohnes 0 0 0 0 2 5.28
3 John Nelson & Everett Blaisdell 0 2.4 0 0 3 5.23
40 Dave Davis & Gary Langan 0 0 0 0 4 4.99
28 Victor Klosterman & Todd Tableman 0 0 0 0 3 4.92
101 Larry Williams & Don Marty 0 0 0 0 3 4.91
82 Dennis Hansen & Michell Kadoun 6.39 0 0 0 4 4.9
88 Paul Hagel & Dave Fike 0 0 0 0 3 4.85
71 Roger Price & Kurt Hodny 0 0 0 0 2 4.49
23 Corey Haugen & Steve Hall 7.99 0 0 0 3 4.03
100 Brett Kenner & Dylan Torgeson 0 0 0 0 2 3.11
8 Cory McKechnie & Ty McKechnie 0 0 0 0 2 3.07
30 Corey Heiser & Troy Morris 0 0 0 0 1 2.96
49 Chase Freidig & David Remmen 0 0 0 0 1 2.83
50 Robert Remmick & Michael Remmick 0 0 0 0 2 2.76
7 David Johnson & Troy Goltz 0 0 0.49 0 2 2.72
14 Cole Kollman & David Kollman 0 0 0 2.63 1 2.63
24 Curtis Havig & Jeff Johnson 0 2.19 0 0 2 2.56
41 Steve Larson & Chris Buzick 0 0 0 0 1 2.41
81 Jason Albert & Curtis Martinson 0 0 0 0 1 2
57 Kelly Keller & James Keller 0 2.93 0 0 1 1.93
85 Albert Berg & Douglas Lien 0 0 0.83 0 1 1.79
96 Mike Sylling & Chris Lange 0 0 0 0 1 1.71
66 Eric  Tilton & Zack Powell 0 0 0 0 1 1.57
4 Mark Tangen & Lucas Tangen 0 2.93 0 1.39 1 1.39
73 Daniel Knatterud & Michael Schaefer 0 0 0 0 1 1.36
93 Bryce Joramo & Aaron Joramo 0 0 0 0 1 1.31
12 Troy Lundeby & Lee Hetleved 6.8 0 0 0 1 1.24
15 Kip Huber & Taylor Huber 0 0 0 0 1 1.03
95 Reed Westlind & Kyle Christianson 0 0 0 0 0 0
92 Shane Lockwood & Brad Qvale 0 0 0 0 0 0
90 Cody Armstrong & Shelby Vasichek 6.41 0 0 0 0 0
78 Brad Gardner & Nate Axdahl 0 0 0 0 0 0
75 Kraig Gellner & Jared Ellingson 9.56 0 0 0 0 0
72 Thomas Grzadzieleski & Nick Anderson 0 0 0 0 0 0
70 Steve Zitzow & Tadd Bushfield 8.89 0 0 0 0 0
67 Mearl Nelson & Michael Nelson 0 0 0 0 0 0
65 Todd Schlieve & Quince Hambek 0 0 0 0 0 0
61 John Martin & Jason Meyer 0 0 0 0 0 0
58 Thomas Stoe & Danny Schuchard 0 0 0 0 0 0
55 Justin Sackenreuter & Cole Bieber 0 0 0 0 0 0
48 Wayne Cherney & Tanner Cherney 0 0 0 0 0 0
42 Mike Mertens & Barry Schonteich 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 Brian Mathews & Travis Lockwood 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 John Howard & Mike Howard 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Gabriel Sattler Jr. & Ronnie Martin 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Chad Haberstroh & Kelly Bakken 6.66 0 0.58 0 0 0
9 Ralph Miller & Valerie Miller 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Terry Schlieve & Jeff Panzer 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 John Clapp & Stuart Brunsvold 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Fireworks Prohibited on Wildlife Management Areas

Posted: June 20, 2012

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds citizens that lighting fireworks on state wildlife management areas is prohibited.

The primary objective of a wildlife management area is to enhance wildlife production, provide hunting and fishing opportunities, and offer other outdoor recreational and educational uses. Only activities that would not disrupt the intentions of how these areas are managed are encouraged, and a fireworks display is not compatible.

Excessive noise and commotion that come with fireworks disturbs wildlife, and their explosive nature is a potential source of wildfires. Chances of a wildfire developing are greatly enhanced when explosives, such as fireworks, come in contact with tall grasses in rural areas.

A complete list of the WMA regulations is available on the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov.

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Devils Lake Solutions in Action Water Tour set for June 20th

Posted: June 7, 2012

By: Herald Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald

The annual Devils Lake water tour will be June 20.

The tour, called the Devils Lake Solutions in Action Water Tour, is co-sponsored by the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource Board and the North Dakota Water Education Foundation.

The daylong event will include flooded areas, as well as new flood control measures. Among the stops are: Ackerman Acres Resort, which was built east of the city of Devils Lake; Stump Lake Park; the East End Outlet; and the Tolna Coulee Control Structure. The last two will begin operation this month.

Flooded agricultural areas include eastern Ramsey County and western Nelson County, the latter including the Fenster Slough area and McHugh Slough/Lake Laretta.

Water-related presentations will be provided by: Suzie Kenner, Devils Lake Tourism Director; Bruce Engelhardt, water engineer with the North Dakota State Water Commission; and Jeff Frith, manager of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource Board.

The cost of the tour, which begins and ends in Devils Lake, is $20. That includes transportation, informational materials, meals, refreshments and a one-year subscription to North Dakota Water magazine.

For more information or to register, visit www.ndwater.com or contact the North Dakota Water Education Foundation at             701-223-8332       or ndwaterusers@btinet.net.

Courtesy of Grand Forks Herald.

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Fishing Heats Up Early on Devils Lake!

Posted: June 1, 2012

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The perfect set of fishing conditions hit all at once making Devils Lake in central North Dakota one of the hottest walleye bites on the continent this spring.  May was spectacular according to local guide Mark Bry.   “It was my busiest guide month on record, with the most bookings in 12 years,” he said.

He quantified the fishing by saying an average day means catching 20 to 50 walleyes, with plenty “eaters” (under 19 inches), but many pushing 25 inches.  Describing pike, Bry said, “They’re everywhere, and 50 to 60 a day are common, with some in the 10 to 12 pound range; tops so far in my boat was 17 pounds.”  What about the third popular Devils Lake species, white bass?  Bry said, “They’re insane, and when my clients target them (quite a few do), they easily catch 100 in a typical day.”

With one of the earliest ice outs and minimal incoming water, walleyes warmed up with the water, and Bry predicted that June will be even better.  “Based on the past, with water temperatures being about 60 degrees now, the fish will only become more active in June.  The shallow bite will remain consistent through June.  This lake will get better and better,” he said.

That could make the 36th annual Chamber Walleye Tournament June 22 – 23, one of the best also.  Spots remain in the team event, with a guaranteed $5,000 first place check.  Devils Lake is a world class fishery, but the city of the same name hosts numerous family events such as a Devils Run the first weekend in June and the Spirit Lake Casino walleye classic June 9 – 10.

On the lake, all ramps are open this season, and fish cleaning stations are operating at Graham’s Island State Park, Lakewood access and Six Mile Bay access.

Bry concentrates most of his guiding on the eastern portion of the lake, but has eight guides working for him that travel the entire 200,000 acres.  Currently, he has found most walleyes in long, shallow bays less than 10 feet deep.  A hint is to fish where emerging reeds and cattails are growing.

Tactics for shallow walleyes make fishing fun.  He explained that most fishing is casting either jigs or crankbaits.  Fish will be scattered for a few more weeks, and he searches by covering water with long casts.  When casting jigs, he favors 5/16 and 3/8 ounce jigs with 3-inch Gulp Alive or Berkley Ripple Shads.  He likes to keep his rod tip high and twitches the jigs just above bottom.

Crankbaits for Bry and his guides translates to number five Rapala Shad Raps with orange bellies.  “Check the retrieve rhythm – pause, slow it down, make some erratic moves, but slow is usually best.  Watch for following walleyes.  If you see ‘em, they want it, just change-up until your cadence matches their desires,” he said.

Most of his pike are caught while chasing walleyes, and said pike anglers expect 40-plus inch fish daily.  “Pike will really pick up in June,” he said.  He also addressed those who might turn up their noses at white bass, “Land several dozen three pound whiteys, and tell me it’s not work.  They never give up.”

For information on Devils Lake conditions, ramps (all launch ramps on Devils Lake are open this season), activities, guides, tournaments, lodging, resorts and restaurants, check www.devilslakend.com, or call 1-800-233-8048.

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