2003 Canadian Fishing for Walleye, Northern Pike at Fishing Resort in Northern Ontario Canada

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2003 Catch and Release Fishing Awards



Long time guest and favorite musician Hoppa won our Catch & Release contest for Walleyes this year by releasing a beautiful 30" Walleye. Doug has been fishing Lake Wabatongushi for a long time and this was not his first large walleye. We thank Doug for his sportsmanship and dedication to the long term fishing quality of Lake Wabatongushi. Doug is also a great musician and puts on a couple of sessions at the lodge during his stay with the help of his family, friends or anyone handy who likes to sing. He has an amazing repertoire.

Jane Shermer was on her first visit to our resort this year so she and her husband hired one of our guides. Mr. Shermer's instructions to Larry were that they were looking for a nice relaxing time but he would really like his wife to catch a big fish. So Larry found her a 40" Northern, which they released to win the trophy for the largest Northern Pike released in 2003.

Every year we give 50 Catch & Release, plus trophies to our guests. The purpose of these awards to encourage and reward the efforts put into ensuring the continued fishing quality of Lake Wabatongushi. Each Catch and Release award grants a discount of 10% to the recipient on their next vacation at our resort. Besides the trophies for the largest Walleye released and largest Northern Pike released, each of the 5 largest Northern Pike and 5 Largest Walleyes released in 2003 earns a Catch and Release Discount. We also draw 2 names randomly from each week in our catch and release logbook and the remainder are randomly drawn from all of the names in our Catch and Release Log Book. We would like to thank all of our guests for releasing the 100's of larger Northern Pike and Walleye registered in our Catch and Release log book and the other 100's of Walleye and Northern Pike released which were not registered. Each Walleye released over 15" and each Northern Pike released over 24" is eligible. Last year was great fishing again and we had many hundreds of Catch and Release entries. We appreciate all our guests' dedication to fishing quality and we are glad enjoyed themselves so much.

2003's Big 10

 5 Largest Walleyes
Released in 2003

 5 Largest Northern Pike
Released in 2003
Doug Hoppa 30" Jane Schermer 40"
Jason Hackert 29" Curt Condon 39.5"
Tom Quaderer 26" Doug Jones 38"
Ron Kokelaar 25.5" Len Lenandowski 38"
Rocky Puska 24" Mark Ulman 37"

Large fish are almost exclusively females, which means they can produce a lot more fish. With Walleye especially, it is now generally accepted that the larger the female is, the more successful spawner she is. They do not necessarily produce as many eggs per pound but their eggs are larger and healthier with a much higher viability and hatch success. They also tend to be genetically larger which increases the growth rate of the population.

Below are our 2003 random recipients of 10% Catch and Release discounts on their next vacations.

Robert Green - 22" Walleye Jerry Elliott - 15.5" Walleye
Bryan Konkel - 18" Walleye George Helvey - 16" Walleye
Jim Harris - 25" Northern Pike Steve Rosen - 20" Walleye
Scott Boyer - 17.5" Walleye Jim Armstrong - 36" Northern Pike
Juanita King - 17.5" Walleye Roger Hansen - 20.5" Walleye
Pat Fulton - 19" Walleye Les Light - 22.5" Walleye
Kim Colby - 19" Walleye Erik Born - 25" Northern Pike
Patty Thomas - 34" Northern Pike Corey Doblestrom - 18" Walleye
Jana Federer -26" Northern Pike Valerie Wilcox - 18" Walleye
Bob Fisher - 27" Northern Pike Matt Blackall - 33" Northern Pike
Donna Rooks - 27" Northern Pike Jeff Beyers - 16" Walleye
John Nelson - 28" Northern Pike Don LaFave - 29" Northern Pike
Gary Stelow - 34" Northern Pike Taylor Snow - 19" Walleye
Ed McIntosh - 22" Walleye Ernie Miedema - 29.5" Northern Pike
John Kelly - 27.75" Northern Pike Jeff Bos - 27" Northern Pike
Rob Messenheimer - 22" Walleye Bob Wetherell - 18" Walleye
Bob Schafer - 16.5" Walleye Patrice Elka - 32" Northern Pike
Marge Wetherell - 19.5" Walleye Cindy Knuth - 16" Walleye
Mel Kauffman - 27.5" Northern Pike Denny Marrinan - 15.75" Walleye
Judy Johnson - 25" Northern Pike Todd Emery - 19" Walleye

For this draw we separate all entries into their respective weeks, draw 2 entries from each week, the remaining entries are combined and we draw the balance of the winners from the remaining entries. We thank everyone who contributed to the ongoing fishing quality of Lake Wabatongushi.

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