Boundary Battle Catfish Tournament And 41st Annual Devils Lake Chamber Tourney Are In The Books

Zach Srnsky and Trevor Rodd held on to their first day lead to win the third annual Scheels Boundary Battle Catfish Tournament.

Srnsky, Rodd win Boundary Battle event

The third annual Scheels Boundary Battle Catfish Tournament wrapped up Sunday, and tournament director Brad Durick says the event went well.

The team of Zach Srnsky and Trevor Rodd took top honors with a two-day weight of 61.7 pounds to win the top prize of $1,840. Teams could weigh in two fish larger than 24 inches and one “slot fish” smaller than 24 inches daily.

A total of 46 two-person teams competed in this year’s tournament, Durick said, just shy of the event’s 50-team capacity. Teams fished the north stretch of river north of Riverside Dam on Saturday, launching at the Whopper John Little boat landing; Sunday, teams fished south, launching from the LaFave Park landing below Cabela’s in East Grand Forks.

Rounding out the top five teams were:

  • Second: Mike Taylor and Jake Hendrickson, 56.88 pounds, $1,380.
  • Third: Andrew Vigen and Bill Murray, 53.35 pounds, $1,150.
  • Fourth: Ray Lee and Eric Thompson, 52.84 pounds, $690.
  • Fifth: John and Liz Stempinski, 49.41 pounds, $460.
Liz Stempinski holds the 22.3-pound catfish that landed big fish honors on day two of the Scheels Boundary Battle Catfish Tournament.

The team of Jeff Kostrzewski and Richard Guillemette took big fish honors on day one with a 21.7-pound catfish. The team of John and Liz Stempinski landed a 22.3-pound catfish to win big fish honors on day two.

Minnesota anglers win Chamber tourney

Also on the tournament front, the 41st annual Devils Lake Chamber Walleye Tournament was held this weekend, and the team of Scott VanOverbeke, Marshall, Minn., and Sam Thomas, Clarkfield, Minn., won the tournament with five walleyes weighing 25.9 pounds. The top prize based on a full field of 125 teams was  $6,900 and two Airwave Pedestal gift certificates.

Day two of the tournament was canceled because of high winds.

Rounding out the top five teams were:

  • Second: Jarvis Kaderlik, Bismarck and Michael Kaderlik, Madison Lake, Minn., five walleyes, 20.9 pounds.
  • Third: Brandon Gruchow and Owen Gruchow, Elbow Lake, Minn., five walleyes, 20.88 pounds.
  • Fourth: Troy Goltz, Leonard, N.D., and David Johnson, Kindred, N.D., five walleyes, 20.08 pounds.
  • Fifth: Bob Gibson and Brad Larson, Devils Lake, five walleyes, 19.89 pounds.

Full tournament results are available here.