1996 Canadian Fishing for Walleye, Northern Pike at Fishing Resort in Northern Ontario Canada

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Fishing In 1996


A Master Angler
THIS YEAR'S CATCH & RELEASE WINNER

We all knew he was good. Over the years he has caught and released a lot of nice fish. He fishes hard and he knows the Wabatongushi Lake very well but we were still surprised when Russ Meyer caught a 29" Walleye and a 43.5" Northern Pike within a day of each other. Even considering the prime fishing conditions the biggest factor is Russ's exceptional prowess as a fisherman. Having passed his 70th birthday he has a lot of experience fishing. It gives us great pleasure in awarding the Titus Award for the largest Pike caught and released and the Gentle Fisherman Award for the largest Walleye caught and released to Russ Meyer for 1996.

Competition

We have another angler we would like to mention. She is already an exceptional Northern Pike fisherperson at 10 years old. Lauren Bye really tried hard to catch the largest Pike this year and came close by releasing a 42" Northern in August. Both her and her brother Travis love Pike fishing with their parents and they released quite a number of other Northern Pike between 24" and 40".
Also, Judy Wagner's 38" Northern Pike made her week and the rest of her group jealous.
We also have people like Russ and Jane Stevens, Len & Jana Federer, the 3 generations fo Bowens and Tom Quaderers group to name a few who would certainly give Babe Winkleman and Bob Izumi some competition if they ever decided to go professional.



Catch & Release - 1996 Winners

We had an extremely good catch & release year again. As most of you know for the past several years we have been asking you to record all of the Walleyes you released over 16" and all the Northern Pike you released over 24" in our Catch & Release log. From this log we randomly draw names for winners of discounted vacations in the following year. We also use this log to determine the winners of our trophies for the largest pike and walleye released.
We would like to congratulate the following people for being winners in our catch & release contest this year and we would like to thank everyone who released their fish last summer whether you logged them or not.

Laurie Combs - 18" Walleye Reg Herrell - 24.5" Northern Pike
Tom Meyer - 32" Northern Pike Jerry Haines - 26" Northern Pike
Gerald Elliott - 26" Northern Pike Ron Seif - 32 Northern Pike
Bud Miller - 22" Walleye Merv Felske - 25.5" Northern Pike
Howard Rennecker - 18" Walleye Bobby Zimmerman - 21" Walleye
Tom Quaderer - 17" Walleye Nick Molter - 16.5" Walleye
Patricia Fulton - 21" Walleye Pete Tomshack - 18.5" Walleye
Brian Battjes - 35" Northern Pike Mike Fink - 26" Northern Pike
Bud Meyer - 22" Walleye Maria Lewis - 27.5" Northern Pike
Travis Bye - 36.5" Northern Pike Andy Luea - 20.5" Northern Pike
Jerry Urbaniak - 29" Northern Pike Lori Schiller - 18.5" Walleye
Dale Dillard - 17" Walleye Jana Federer - 35" Northern Pike
Bob Wetherell - 16.5" Walleye Kevin Balon - 31.5" Northern Pike
Carol Kalmbach - 39" Northern Pike Bill Wagner - 18" Walleye

The 100's of fish that were released this year will not only be larger next year, they are also large enough to spawn and produce more fish for the future.

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