Fresno Walleye Challenge Winners Announced!
By OutdoorAly

Posted: June 9, 2013

It was truly a great event. The best ever.

The final results are HERE.

Austin and Rusti Gifford from Great Falls won the event with two great days, weighing a total of 21.83 #’s of walleye.

Austin said their success was from pulling the Berkley Flicker Shad crankbaits to find the fish and then going back and working them over with a jig and Berkley Gulp minnow. Wow. Way to go Austin and Rusti.

2nd place with 21.76 pounds went to the team of Bob Hickey and Jason Mundel from Kalispel and Coram, MT. Jason and Bob are past Montana Walleye Circuit Angler and Team of the Year anglers who moved from 21st place, winning the Town Pump tough luck award for first place out of the money on day one — won the top Lund Award, the Biggest walleye of the day award with a 4.58# fish, as well as Day 2 top honors with a nice check.

3rd place went to the team of Jake Monroe and Jason Hernandez from Helena with 21.26 pounds.

The Top Towing GMC Team went to Doug Rohlf and Kerry Parsons of Great Falls.

The Top Ranger Team and RangerWear certificate went to the team of Brian Amble and Doug Fixen from Alexander, ND.

The Scheels Sports — Dinosaur Award from the Billings store went to the team of Joe McMenamy and Dennis Hanson

The Scheels Sports — Hardest Charger Award from the Great Falls store went to the team of Tony Figerelle and Brandon Griffith who had the most improvement from day one to day two.

The Top Adult Child Team and also 5th place went to Terry and Cody Eisenbarth from Great Falls

The Top Mixed Couple Team was the winners — Austin and Rusti Gifford from Great Falls.

The Fenwick Largest Walleye Award of the event was a 4.74 # caught by Nate Molstad and Jordan Overcast of Havre.

(Above summary written by Dale R Gilbert)

Watch out for the next tournament results here at Here is a schedule of the next events for the summer:

July 27-28th Tiber Walleye Tourney – 125 teams
August 10-11th Fall Classic on Fort Peck – Crooked Creek or Fourchette Bay – 75 teams location depends on water levels.

For more information you can check Montana Walleye Unlimited website here. 

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