2020 Badwater Bass Tourney Winners

July 16, 2020

Wendy Gehlhoff

news release

Florence, WI:  Team “Aric & Eric” from Lena, WI won first place at the July 11th Badwater Bass Tourney on the Twin Falls Flowage in Florence, WI.  Aric Fick and Eric Zoromski registered 6 bass weighing a total of 18.95 lbs.  They received a cash prize of $1,687.50.  They also caught the largest single bass, a large mouth weighing 3.90 lbs, 19.4 inches winning a Hummingbird Helix 5 fish finder donated by event sponsor Nine Lakes Sport & Marine.  The top 7 teams received cash prizes totaling $3,563.  The 8th-10th place teams received prizes from the following Florence businesses:  El Capitan Supper Club, Whisler Outdoors, Tavern on Central, Saloon No. 2, and Pat’s Foods.  We appreciate our business sponsors.  The Tourney was full with 50 registered teams with 19 from our local WI/MI border county area and 31 out of the area teams from all over Wisconsin and upper Michigan.  Thank you to event organizers and volunteers Pat Smith, Rudy Vassar, Tommy Podnar, Devin Dumke, Lisa Smith, Kyle Smith, Lori Moore, and Wendy Gehlhoff.  Next year’s tourney will be Saturday, July 10th, 2021.  Watch on www.ExploreFlorenceCounty.com early next year for registration or “Florence County” on Facebook.

Top 10 finishers were:
1st:  Aric Fick, Eric Zoromski (18.95 lbs) from Lena, WI
2nd:  Josh Nerat, Adam Cherry (15.6 lbs) from Marinette, WI
3rd:  Brian Schultz, Duane Halvas (15.45 lbs) from Marquette, MI
4th:  Alan Baxter, Tony Marcasen (15.4 lbs) from Marinette, WI
5th:  Greg & Rachel Werner (14.2 lbs) from Niagara, WI
6th:  Scott & Virginia Essermann (12.45 lbs) from Townsend, WI
7th:  Eric Eichman, Tyler Hermes (10.3 lbs) from Green Bay, WI
8th:  Rodney DeClark, John Trulock (9.15 lbs) from Niagara, WI
9th:  Dan Biernasz, Russ Marton (8.95 lbs) from Iron Mountain, MI
10th tie: Chris Krummel, Pete Endries (8 lbs) from Manitowoc, WI
10th tie: George Freeman, Hunter Fortner (8 lbs) from Iron Mountain, MI
Photo #1:  Winners of the 2020 Badwater Bass Tourney (left to right) Aric Fick and Eric Zoromski from Lena, WI.   Team Aric & Eric also caught the largest bass winning a Hummingbird Helix 5 fish finder donated by event sponsor Nine Lakes Sport & Marine.  Photo courtesy of Kizorek Photography, LLC.

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