The first Bishop’s Cup and Family Fishing Tournament is in the books and it was a success in several ways.
Fishing tournament results
June 15, 2009
A total of 17 teams participated in the event, which took place Saturday, June 13 on Lake of the Woods in Muskeg Bay near Warroad. Bishop Michael Hoeppner of the Diocese of Crookston served as the host and his prayers for good weather were answered with sunshine and a high of around 70 degrees.
And, the fish were in a cooperative mood, with plenty of fish to go around. The winning team weighed four fish that totaled 13.35 pounds (teams of up to four people were allowed to weigh up to four fish). The winners, David Steen, Brad Visser and Gary Visser were from St. Joseph in Ada and they also caught the biggest fish of the tournament, which weighed more than 8 pounds.
“It was fantastic,” said Jean LaJesse, stewardship manager for the diocese who helped organize the tournament. “Everybody had a good time… All 17 (teams) weighed in. Everybody caught fish. They all came in with four. It was wonderful.”
The plans are already set for next year. The second annual Bishop’s Cup will be held June 12, 2010 in Detroit Lakes and Holy Rosary in Detroit Lakes will serve as the host.