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2018 Badwater Bass Tourney Top 10 Winners   « Back

Rodney DeClark and John Trulock hold their $1,383 check for winning the Badwater Bass Tourney with 18.0 lbs of bass caught and released.
Author: Wendy Gehlhoff
Source: press release

July 17, 2018

“JD Castings” from Kingsford, MI was the winning team at the July 14th Badwater Bass Tourney on the Twin Falls Flowage in Spread Eagle, WI. Rodney DeClark and John Trulock registered 6 bass weighing a total of 18.0 lbs, which is 3 lbs more weight than the winners caught and released last year. They received a cash prize of $1,383.75. The largest single bass, a large mouth weighing 4.25 lbs, was caught by Jon Cieslak from Hartland, WI. He received a Hummingbird fish finder donated by event sponsor Nine Lakes Sport & Marine. The top 7 teams received cash prizes totaling $2921.25.

Next year’s tourney will be Saturday, July 13th, 2019. The 8th-10th place teams received prizes donated by the following businesses: Maxsells Restaurant & Suites, El Capitan Supper Club, Tavern on Central, Saloon No. 2, Northern Lites and Whisler Outdoors. We’d also like to thank the David Kasten Director of TADCA (Tourism Assoc. of Dickinson County Area) for bringing the Larry Smith Outdoors show to film a few of the participants fishing and the awards. To see this and other great outdoor action go to to watch the late July Dickinson County episode.

Top 10 finishers were:
1st: Rodney DeClark, John Trulock (18.0 lbs) from Kingsford, MI
2nd: Thomas Homan, Zach Wallace (16.65 lbs) from Cecil, WI
3rd: Dave & Robin Lyman (15.45 lbs) from Sturtevant, WI
4th: Mike Ninnemann, Jesse Delfosse (14.9 lbs) from Wausaukee, WI
5th: George Freeman, Brad Gunville (14.8 lbs) from Iron Mountain, MI
6th: Dan Biernarz, Russ Marton (14.65 lbs) from Iron Mountain, MI
7th: Greg & Rachel Werner (12.85 lbs) from Niagara, WI
8th: Aric Fick, Dylon Gilligan (12.2 lbs) from Lena, WI
9th: Casey Wallace, Kellen McCollican (12.05 lbs) from Wausaukee, WI
10th: Nick Lewis, Joel Vanlanen (11.35 lbs) from DePere, WI

Thank you to event organizers and volunteers Pat Smith, Tommy Podnar, Katie Renschen, Kent Hultstrand, Lisa Smith, Laura Johnson, Jacob Smith, Kyle Smith, Lori Moore, and Wendy Gehlhoff.

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