2013 "Spring Classic of Champions"
June 8th & 9th
This year we will again be using judge boats throughout the Chain. Anglers will be required to signal a judge boat and have their fish measured at boat side. Keep your fish in the net and that will eliminate the need to transport a fish. This will improve chances for a better release of the fish and it will allow you to fish all day. A boat side release and not taking fish out of the water does not constitute possession which will allow you to continue to fish throughout the day providing each fish is released successfully.
A Structured payout will be put into place based on a full field of 150 boats. Ten (10) places will be guaranteed. In the event the field is not filled a graduating scale will be used but ten (10) places will be paid. Here is an example of the payout:
Place 150 teams 140 teams 130 Teams 120 teams 110 Teams
1st $15,000.00 $14,000.00 $13,000.00 $12,000.00 $11,000.00
2nd $4,000.00 $3,800.00 $3,600.00 $3,200.00 $3,000.00
3rd $3,000.00 $2,700.00 $2,500.00 $2,200.00 $2,000.00
4th $2,000.00 $1,500.00 $1,200.00 $1,000.00 $800.00
5th $1,000.00 $800.00 $700.00 $600.00 $550.00
6th $800.00 $700.00 $650.00 $550.00 $525.00
7th $750.00 $650.00 $600.00 $500.00 $475.00
8th $700.00 $600.00 $550.00 $450.00 $425.00
9th $650.00 $550.00 $500.00 $400.00 $375.00
10th $600.00 $500.00 $450.00 $375.00 $350.00
In response to many requests for all contestants to have an equal chance for a starting position, all entries received prior to April 20 will be put into a container for a lottery-type drawing for a starting position. Entries received after April 20 will be assigned a starting position by order received.
Entries will be accepted BY MAIL ONLY.
The tournament brochure: we have segmented this information into three sections. For your viewing or printing option go to the section needed and "click" on the associated pdf with the indicated portion.
Hosted at the WILD EAGLE LODGE
We are pleased to announce our return to the Wild Eagle Lodge as host to this great tournament. Wild Eagle will have special lodging packages for those who wish to stay right at the tournament headquarters. . For more information about the Wild Eagle Lodge go to their website at www.WildEagleLodge.com or email at info@WildEagleLodge.com or phone: 1-877-945-3965.
Fish Muskies with the best !
1st Place Team 2nd Place Team 3rd Place Team
1st Place Team
Spring Classic of Champions was held on June 9th and 10th 2012.
There were 71 boats entered with 142 people fishing the tournament.
The headquarters for the tournament was Wild Eagle Lodge with fishing limited to the
Lower Eagle River Chain.
The results of the tournament are as follows:
1st Place Team #43 Ron Crass - Phelps, WI 3 Fish 34 ¼ , 37 ¼, 42 ¼ ins.
Linda Crass - Phelps, WI $7,100
2nd Place Team # 67 Tony Warkoczewski - Muskego, WI 3 Fish 34, 36 ½, 42 ¼ inches
Marty Moser - Grafton, WI $2,050
3rd Place Team # 4 Marvin Peterson - Conover, WI 2 Fish 37 ¼ , 46 ¼ inches
Terry Uhlenbrauck - DePere, WI $1,050
4th Place Team #34 William Taylor - Trevor, WI 2 Fish 38 ½ , 40 ½ inches
Don Asleson - Silver Lake, WI $400
5th Place Team #42 Fred Brogle - Eagle River, WI 2 Fish 35 ½ , 36 ¾ inches
Ken McAfee - Lisle, IL $375
6th Place Team #44 Dan Pudlo - Eagle River, WI 2 Fish 34 ¾ , 35 ¼ inches
Alex Pudlo - Vandyne, WI $350
7th Place Team #41 Bryan Lieser - Yorkville, IL 2 Fish 34, 34 inches
Andrew Lieser- Sugar Grove, IL $325
8th Place Team #39 Bob Jacobs - Eagle River, WI 1 Fish 45 ¼ inches
Stephen Bassler, Jr. - Madison, WI $320
9th Place Team #58 Nate Osfar - Marathon City, WI 1 Fish 42 inches
Corey Huck - Stevens Point, WI $310
10th Place Team #2 Thomas Rizzio - Loves Park, IL 1 Fish 41 inches
James LaVern - Rockford, IL $300
Big Fish Saturday Team #39 Bob Jacobs & Stephen Bassler, Jr. 45 ¼ inches Fish $640
Big Fish Sunday Team #4 Marvin Peterson & Terry Uhlenbrauck 46 ¼ inches Fish $640
Fish Caught and Released: Saturday 21 Sunday 9 Total of 30 fish
Lakes fish were caught in: Catfish 9, Yellow Birch 6, Otter 5, Scattering Rice 3, Cranberry 2, Eagle 2,
Duck 2, Watersmeet 1, Lynx 0 and Voyageur 0.
Out of 71 teams, 21 teams caught at least one fish which means 29% of the field scored.
The largest fish for the tournament was 46 ¼ inches.
Special Thanks to our Volunteer workers
Carol and Rick Janick, Micki and Joe Koschnik, John Schmidt, Elmer Jensen,
Courtney Froemming, Sandy and Bill Jacobs, Bob Jacobs, Lloyd Fisher,
Barb and Glenn Matula, Carol & Jim Heffner and Kip Kramer.
The judge boats were run by Paul Hansen, Jay Hollnagel, Elmer Jensen,
Joe Koschnik, Glenn Matula, Tim Muench, Ken Pedersen, and Tom White.
Margie and Jerry Hollnagel, Hessenjaeger Wirehairs, LLC. maintaining our Website.
The Wild Eagle Lodge was our tournament headquarters and Oneida Village
provided the noon meal on Sunday which was served by the Eagle River Shriners.
Eagle River Distributing II and Miller Brewing Co. provided the tournament trophies,
Ducktail lures, and the following provided raffle prizes: Shoeder’s Rv & Marine, Beast Teaser Tackle,
Moore’s Tackle, Musky Hunter Magazine, Musky Magic Tackle, Pure Fishing, Rizzo Tackle,
Smitty Baits, Suick Lures Manufacturing, Trophy Technologies, Tyrant Lures, St. Croix. Boat Sport Marina,
Braywood Resort, Eagle River Inn, and the Wild Eagle Lodge
were authorized pit stops for the tournament.
33rd Anniversary of the Spring Classic
which will be held June 8th and 9th, 2013.
Jim & Carol Heffner,
Spring Classic Tournament Directors
.........................2012 Spring Classic Tournament.....
"4th Annual Fall Classic of Champions"
September 29th & 30th
Three Lakes, Wisconsin
2012 "Fall Classic Winners"
2nd Place Team 3rd Place Team
Congratulation to all Winners !
The 4th Anniversary Headwaters Chapter of Muskies, Inc. and Three Lakes Chamber of Commerce Fall Classic of Champions was held on September 29th and 30th. There were 25 boats entered with 50 people fishing the tournament. The headquarters for the tournament was Northernaire Resort & Spa,
Three Lakes, with fishing on the Three Lakes Chain.
The results of the tournament are as follows:
1st Place Team #1 Ron & Linda Crass - Phelps, WI 2 Fish 36 1/2, 34 1/2
2nd Place Team #12 Alan Philipps - Ringle, WI 1 Fish 43 1/4
Scott Estmund - Kronenwetter, WI
3rd Place Team #25 Rob Rodziczak - Rhinelander, WI 1 Fish 38 3/4
Dean Rodziczak - Wind Lake, WI
4th Place Team #16 Randy Pearson - Carney, WI 1 Fish 37 3/4
Bob Dekker - Crivitz, WI
5th Place Team #13 Phil Amstadt - Rhinelander, WI 1 Fish 34
Greg Kliss - Three Lakes, WI
No other fish were caught........
as a result 6th - 10th place winners were won by drawings.
6th Place Team #18 Bill Dinkmeyer - Three Lakes, WI
Tim Rutzen - Three Lakes , WI
7th Place Team #9 Tom Wallschlaeger - Three Lakes, WI
Terry Ritter - Three Lakes, WI
8th Place Team #6 Jerry & Margie Hollnagel, Princeton, WI
9th Place Team #19 Lionel Kliss - Three Lakes, WI
Scott Samuels - Conover, WI
10th Place Team #15 Jeff Liebscher - Rhinelander, WI
Matt Bonack - Three Lakes, WI
Big Fish Saturday Team #12
Alan Philipps & Scott Estmund 43 1/4 Fish
Big Fish Sunday Team #1
Ron & Linda Crass 34 1/2 Fish
Winners were drawn for the special prizes provided by the
Three Lakes Chamber of Commerce.
Fish Caught and Released: Saturday 5, Sunday 1. Total of 6 fish
Lakes fish were caught in: 1 on Island, 2 on Medicine, 1 on Planting Ground &
2 on Big Fork
The tournament headquarters was at Northernaire Resort & Spa. Coffee and donuts were served each morning at Anchor Marine. Sunday lunch was donated by the Three Lakes Chamber of Commerce, prepared by the Black Forest Pub & Grill. Sunset Grill and Pine Isle Sports Bar & Grill and Watercraft served as authorized pit stops.
............................Fall Classic 2012...............
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