Saturday, February 28, 2015

Battle On Bago Results 2015


The 2015 Battle On Bago will go down as the year of  the Walleye!  With a depleted forage base for the Walleyes system wide it really comes as no surprise that over 360 Walleyes over 3lbs were registered (Primarily Females)  It took 4.261 lbs to take 150th place and win a Ford F-150, 2.824 lbs to win the 400th prize of a Lund Boat, 2.257 was just enough to win the Lund 1650 Rebel with a 90hp Mercury, and
 the 900th  place prize of a Ford F-150 Supercrew was won with a 1.936lb Walleye.  This marks the first year where every major prize was won with a Walleye!  

Overall there were plenty of fish caught on both Lake Winnebago and Lake Poygan, with some of the largest Walleyes being taken by anglers on Lake Poygan.  The fishing wasn't hot and heavy for most, as there weren't lots of large schools of Walleyes to be found like in prior years.  The guys that put the most effort in and kept moving until fish were located did on average better than anglers that chose to hang tight in a certain location for the duration of the day.  Below is the final results for those who were lucky enough to win!

Place Prize Weight Species Contestant
1 Grizzly 75 Cooler – Battle on Bago Edition 8.661 Walleye Chris Jackson
2 Grizzly 75 Cooler – Battle on Bago Edition 8.388 Walleye Mike Werner
3 Savage 93R17 17HMR Courtesy of Scheels 8.084 Walleye Nick Rooney
4 Jiffy Propane Auger 7.842 Walleye Andy Sowls
5 Jiffy Propane Auger 7.728 Walleye Casey Pingle
6 $250 7.716 Walleye Dylan Klostrerman
7 $500 7.479 Walleye Brian Heinritz
8 $750 7.457 Walleye Mike Hetzer
9 $1,000 7.382 Walleye Dustin Durrant
10 $2,015 7.356 Walleye Matthew Malczewski
15 Mills Fleet Farm Gift Certificate 6.890 Walleye Brandon Lewandowski
20 Mills Fleet Farm Gift Certificate 6.590 Walleye Mike Witkowski
25 $250 6.343 Walleye Matt Miller
30 Guided Whitefish Trip for 4 – Sturgeon Bay Trophey Ice Fish 6.203 Walleye Aaron Grafenstein
35 Frabill Fishing Package 6.096 Walleye Randy Lee
40 Kansas Bow Hunt G & S Whitetails 5.974 Walleye Amber Arntz
45 Frabill I3 Series Suit XL 5.813 Walleye Tony Bridgeman
50 $500 5.711 Walleye Dan Breaker
55 Marcum LX5 Ice System 5.526 Walleye Kevin Koeller
60 Frabill I2 Series Suit L 5.318 Walleye Amber Arntz
65 Smith & Wesson M/P 15-22 .22LR Courtesy of Scheels 5.192 Walleye Craig Binder
70 Canadian Fishing Trip for 2 – Eagle Lake Trophey Ice Fish 5.153 Walleye Andy Sowls
75 $250 4.958 Walleye John Francis
80 Guided Whitefish Trip for 4 – Sturgeon Bay Trophey Ice Fish 4.914 Walleye Tim Winchester
85 Jiffy Propane Auger 4.878 Walleye Ryan Pinkall
90 Magic Products Fishing Package 4.810 Walleye Jeff O`Dell
95 Mills Fleet Farm Gift Certificate 4.769 Walleye Doug Enders
100 $1,000 4.701 Walleye Jared Labbus
105 Frabill I3 Series Suit XL 4.598 Walleye Aaron Hoffer
110 Savage Axis w/Scope 30-06 Courtesy of Schells 4.559 Walleye Mike Olson
115 Frabill I2 Series Suit L 4.498 Walleye Jordyn Henschel
120 Mr Heater 4.443 Walleye Adam Tillis
125 $250 4.431 Walleye Rich Treleven
130 Mills Fleet Farm Gift Certificate 4.388 Walleye Neal Fjerstad
135 4 Night / 3 Day Canadian Fishing Trip Duck Bay Lodge 4.373 Walleye Bill Senner
140 Frabill Fishing Package 4.339 Walleye Jake Liedke
145 Frabill I3 Series Suit XL 4.283 Walleye Steven Anderson
150 2014 Ford F150 Extended Cab 4.261 Walleye Jeff Euclide
155 Guided Fishing Trip Green Lake/Lake Winn Bill & Gills Guide Service 4.237 Walleye Brett Walser
160 Kansas Bow Hunt C & S Whitetails 4.174 Walleye Rodney Flintrop
165 Mills Fleet Farm Gift Certificate 4.148 Walleye Ryan Murray
170 Marcum LX5 Ice System 4.110 Walleye Mike Kallas
175 $250 4.075 Walleye Chris Spath
180 Frabill Fishing Package 4.044 Walleye Mike Kamp
185 Frabill Outpost HUB – Thermal 4.033 Walleye Eric Nigbor
190 Frabill I2 Series Suit L 4.001 Walleye Matt Litzau
195 Frabill Windproof Fleece Jacket 3.981 Walleye Chris Goffard
200 Kansas Gun Hunt C& S Whitetails 3.959 Walleye Jim Sewall
205 Frabill I2 Series Suit L 3.930 Walleye Nick Thern
210 Mr Heater 3.889 Walleye Ryan Paepke
215 Mills Fleet Farm Gift Certificate 3.843 Walleye Todd Grota
220 Mr Heater 3.809 Walleye Taylor Hoffman
225 $250 3.780 Walleye Luke Leanna
230 Frabill Fishing Package 3.763 Walleye Tim Winchester
235 Guided Whitefish Trip for 4 – Sturgeon Bay Trophey Ice Fish 3.742 Walleye Anthony Groh
240 Jiffy Propane Auger 3.711 Walleye Ann Wilcox-Meilahn
245 Frabill Outpost HUB – Thermal 3.682 Walleye Eric Vander Wielen
250 $500 3.667 Walleye Lance Sweeting
255 Mills Fleet Farm Gift Certificate 3.652 Walleye Casey Rinas
260 Frabill Fishing Package 3.632 Walleye Jessie Proffit
265 Grizzly 75 Cooler 3.605 Walleye Tom Anfinson
270 Canadian Fishing Trip for 2 – Eagle Lake Trophey Ice Fish 3.562 Walleye Garrick Kuhn
275 $250 3.511 Walleye Nathan Thrall
280 Frabill I2 Series Suit L 3.452 Walleye Nate Welhouse
285 Lowrance Elite 7 Sonar 3.439 Walleye James Durrant
290 Frabill Ice Shack – Trekker DLX 3.388 Walleye Mike Schroeder
295 Frabill Fishing Package 3.377 Walleye Ken Wagner
300 $1,000 3.342 Walleye Randy Montgomery
305 Grizzly 40 Cooler 3.315 Walleye Brad Krause
310 Sunglasses by H3O 3.299 Walleye Andrew Zullner
315 Guided Whitefish Trip for 4 – Sturgeon Bay Trophey Ice Fish 3.272 Walleye Russ Ory
320 Frabill I2 Series Suit XL 3.258 Walleye Duane Haedt
325 $250 3.251 Walleye Ed Wieting
330 Frabill I2 Series Suit XL 3.230 Walleye Ryan Page
335 Mills Fleet Farm Gift Certificate 3.199 Walleye Jenny Adkins
340 Frabill Outpost HUB – Thermal 3.187 Walleye Jesse Lawatsch
345 Benelli Nova Black Synthetic 12ga Courtesy of Scheels 3.132 Walleye Casey Schneider
350 $500 3.099 Walleye Ryan Kallas
355 Mr Heater Big Buddy 3.071 Walleye Nick Laszewski
360 Jiffy Propane Auger 3.020 Walleye Todd Klundt
365 Frabill Ice Shack Trekker DLX 2.995 Walleye Travis Swisher
370 Mills Fleet Farm Gift Certificate 2.978 Walleye Brett Walser
375 $250 2.950 Walleye Barry Grimm
380 Marcum LX5 Ice System 2.926 Walleye Kevin Biertzer
385 Frabill Fishing Package 2.886 Walleye Russ Ory
390 Sunglasses by H3O 2.859 Walleye Garret Pearson
395 Frabill I2 Series Suit L 2.837 Walleye Craig Hable
400 Lund 1875 Imact with Mercury 150 Fourstroke Motor 2.824 Walleye Andrew Manteufel
405 Frabill I2 Series Suit L 2.791 Walleye Peter H Schroeder
410 Grizzly 75 Cooler 2.774 Walleye Amber Kornack
415 Plano Prize Package 2.752 Walleye Kim Berg
420 Lowrance Elite 7 Sonar 2.726 Walleye Mike Sieben
425 $250 2.706 Walleye Todd Raddatz
430 Frabill Ice Shack – Trekker DLX 2.669 Walleye Travis Swisher
435 1/2 Day Guided Fishing Trip for 2 – Lake Winn. Kurts Hooked Up Guide Service 2.656 Walleye Matthew Proctor
440 Skinzit 2.639 Walleye Peter Keyser
445 Frabill Fishing Package 2.622 Walleye Jesse Josephs
450 $500 2.605 Walleye Jeff Freel
455 Marcum LX5 Ice System 2.594 Walleye Dave Jannette
460 Grizzly 75 Cooler 2.586 Walleye Jordan Mock
465 Plano Prize Package 2.563 Walleye Tim Badtke
470 Canadian Fishing Trip for 2 – Eagle Lake Trophey Ice Fish 2.550 Walleye Adam Bose
475 $250 2.543 Walleye Travis Harrington
480 Frabill I2 Series Suit L 2.531 Walleye Kevin Kellogg
485 Mills Fleet Farm Gift Certificate 2.522 Walleye Terry Eichinger
490 Frabill Fishing Package 2.509 Walleye Ryan Kallas
495 Mr Heater Big Buddy 2.500 Walleye Paul Pfister
500 $1,000 2.486 Walleye Chris Bendickson
505 Grizzly 75 Cooler 2.470 Walleye Tim Eickert
510 Mills Fleet Farm Gift Certificate 2.446 Walleye Tyler Penovich
515 NFL Alumni Autographed Apparel 2.439 Walleye Ron Parrish
520 Skinzit 2.397 Walleye Joseph Noffke
525 $250 2.388 Walleye Tyler Wegner
530 TRS Gift Certificate 2.374 Walleye Russ Beil
535 Skinzit 2.371 Walleye Rick Bretl
540 Grizzly 75 Cooler 2.358 Walleye Jeff Brauer
545 TRS Gift Certificate 2.350 Walleye Tim Winchester
550 $500 2.340 Walleye Perry Harrer
555 Skinzit 2.329 Walleye Clint Kaskavitch
560 Canadian Fishing Trip for 2 – Eagle Lake Trophey Ice Fish 2.317 Walleye Korey Sprengel
565 NFL Alumni Autographed Apparel 2.312 Walleye Samuel Slabe
570 TRS Gift Certificate 2.308 Walleye Scott Kelly
575 $250 2.302 Walleye Joshua Pecha
580 Skinzit 2.293 Walleye Jason Haensgen
585 Battle On Bago Prize Package 2.283 Walleye Dylan Banker
590 Grizzly 20 Cooler 2.277 Walleye Keith Herman
595 Rivers North Guided Fly Fishing Trip for 2 – MI Original UP Fly Fishing Guide 2.269 Walleye John Leroy
600 Lund 1650 Rebel XL with Mercury 90hp Motor 2.257 Walleye Mike Neitzke
605 TRS Gift Certificate 2.244 Walleye Jon Zellner
610 Lake Michigan Charter Trip for 6 2.237 Walleye Jeremy Hurst
615 NFL Alumni Autographed Apparel 2.232 Walleye Kenneth Woelfel
620 Grizzly 75 Cooler 2.226 Walleye Chris Christopherson
625 $250 2.221 Walleye Nickolas Stoflet
630 Guided Fishing Trip Green Lake/Lake Winn Bill & Gills Guide Service 2.213 Walleye Robert Newell
635 Frabill F2 Surge Rainsuit L 2.209 Walleye Tyler Egan
640 NFL Alumni Autographed Apparel 2.202 Walleye Beth Tews
645 Grizzly 40 Cooler 2.195 Walleye Jeff Piazza
650 $500 2.189 Walleye Mike Cook
655 Battle On Bago Prize Package 2.184 Walleye Paul Bernier
660 TRS Gift Certificate 2.179 Walleye Garth Clark
665 Grizzly 75 Cooler 2.176 Walleye Ross Mueller
670 Frabill F2 Surge Rainsuit L 2.170 Walleye Brad Sarder
675 $250 2.164 Walleye Adam Downs
680 Battle On Bago Prize Package 2.161 Walleye Matthew Butkiewicz
685 NFL Alumni Autographed Apparel 2.154 Walleye Joe Mayefski
690 Grizzly 40 Cooler 2.149 Walleye Eric Steinman
695 Battle On Bago Prize Package 2.142 Walleye Jim Reinert
700 $1,000 2.138 Walleye Lance Mccue
705 Plano Fishing Package 2.134 Walleye Tom Nelson
710 Scheels Sport Package 2.130 Walleye Dennis Coenen
715 Grizzly 20 Cooler 2.121 Walleye John Miller
720 Battle On Bago Prize Package 2.113 Walleye Brad Mueller
725 $250 2.106 Walleye David Skinner
730 Scheels Sport Package 2.097 Walleye Carmen Tilidetzke
735 Frabill F2 Surge Rainsuit XL 2.094 Walleye Josh Emerson
740 Frabill I3 Series Suit XL 2.086 Walleye Randy Finley
745 Scheels Sport Package 2.078 Walleye Tim Curran
750 $500 2.073 Walleye Wes Robl
755 Grizzly 20 Cooler 2.069 Walleye Jim Bruckner
760 Plano Fishing Package 2.066 Walleye Bob Consolo
765 Elk Haven Colorado 2.061 Walleye Gordon Schwarz
770 Scheels Sport Package 2.056 Walleye John Neubauer
775 $250 2.042 Walleye Travis Vanasten
780 Frabill I3 Series Suit XL 2.037 Walleye Bill Honick
785 Scheels Sport Package 2.034 Walleye Mason Day
790 Plano Fishing Package 2.028 Walleye Craig Nushart
795 Frabill F2 Surge Rainsuit XL 2.023 Walleye Doug Bloch
800 $1,000 2.017 Walleye PETER THIELMANN SR
805 Scheels Sport Package 2.010 Walleye Terry Karst
810 Grizzly 20 Cooler 2.005 Walleye Stu Wells
815 Battle On Bago Prize Package 2.001 Walleye Tim Grable
820 Plano Fishing Package 1.998 Walleye Jake Chipman
825 $250 1.993 Walleye Joeseph Domask
830 Battle On Bago Prize Package 1.988 Walleye Paul Tritt
835 Scheels Sport Package 1.982 Walleye Dan Retzlaff
840 Frabill F2 Surge Rainsuit XL 1.978 Walleye Joe Wagner
845 Frabill Windproof Fleece & Task Performance Gloves 1.974 Walleye Doug Swanke
850 $500 1.973 Walleye Scott Penovich
855 Scheels Sport Package 1.972 Walleye Tino Mendolla
860 Frabill F2 Surge Rainsuit L 1.969 Walleye Ben Klein
865 Battle On Bago Prize Package 1.963 Walleye Paul Haas
870 Grizzly 40 Cooler 1.954 Walleye Dustin Emerson
875 $250 1.952 Walleye Jim Brauer
880 Frabill Windproof Fleece & Task Performance Gloves 1.949 Walleye Gerald Wheaton
885 Plano Fishing Package 1.947 Walleye Adam Torbeck
890 Frabill F2 Surge Rainsuit XL 1.943 Walleye Ryan Pinkall
895 Grizzly 40 Cooler 1.941 Walleye Colby Snell
900 2014 Ford F150 Supercrew 1.936 Walleye Stefan Jankowski
905 Frabill Windproof Fleece & Task Performance Gloves 1.935 Walleye Tyler Baenen
910 Plano Fishing Package 1.928 Walleye Mike Hucker
915 Scheels Sport Package 1.923 Walleye Mark Cassidy
920 Gizzly 40 Cooler 1.918 Walleye Ryan Pinkall
925 $250 1.916 Walleye Joseph Hearley
930 Frabill F2 Surge Rainsuit XL 1.914 Walleye Tim Roehrig
935 Frabill Windproof Fleece & Task Performance Gloves 1.911 Walleye Francis Popp
940 Scheels Sport Package 1.905 Walleye Jim Brown
945 Plano Fishing Package 1.899 Walleye Bill Ahles
950 $500 1.898 Walleye Molly Donais
955 Canadian Fishing Trip for 2 – Eagle Lake Trophey Ice Fish 1.895 Walleye Erica Peters
960 Frabill Windproof Fleece & Task Performance Gloves 1.891 Walleye Derek Johnson
965 Frabill F2 Surge Rainsuit L 1.886 Walleye Doug Enders
970 Kansas Gun Hunt C & S Whitetails 1.884 Walleye Kenneth Woelfel
975 $250 1.882 Walleye Austin Gruszynski
980 1/2 Day Guided Fishing Trip for 2 – Lake Winn. Kurts Hooked Up Guide Service 1.879 Walleye Adam Prochniak
985 The Fishing Magicians 3 hr. Charter for up to 4 people 1.876 Walleye Brock Miller
990 Plano Fishing Package 1.873 Walleye Tim Evenson
995 Frabill I3 Series Suit L 1.872 Walleye David C Kuhn
1000 $1000 Gift Card Critter Wolf River Sports 1.868 White Bass William Haring
1100 Scheels $100 Gift Card 1.807 Walleye Steve Collar
1200 Thermocell Heated Insoles 1.724 Walleye Douglas Warner
1300 Gar Get-R Bowfishing Charter 1.635 Walleye Tom Pfister
1400 Automatic Fisherman 3 Pack 1.539 Walleye Mike Kamin
1500 Marcum LX-5 1.451 Walleye Nick Mueller
1600 Scheels $100 Gift Card 1.380 White Bass Joshua Gagnon
1700 Thermocell Heated Insoles 1.331 White Bass Brian Scheer
1800 Battle On Bago Prize Pack 1.293 White Bass Joe Doll
1900 Automatic Fisherman 3 Pack 1.258 White Bass Nick Crego
2000 Dutches Trading Post Crossbow Package 1.221 White Bass Scott Toby
2100 Scheels $100 Gift Card 1.197 White Bass Rocky Wischow Jr
2200 Thermocell Heated Insoles 1.172 White Bass Lowie Apitz
2300 H3O Sunglasses 1.146 White Bass Randy Guelig
2400 Scheels $100 Gift Card 1.122 White Bass Matthew Phillips
2500 Marcum LX-5 1.098 White Bass Paul Vandaalwyk
2600 Kurts Hooked Up Guide – Half Day 1.077 White Bass Adam Matthew Breit
2700 Automatic Fisherman 3 Pack 1.057 White Bass Todd Lueck
2800 Mr. Heater Big Buddy 1.038 White Bass Tony Gertz
2900 Scheels $100 Gift Card 1.018 Crappie Wayne Smith
3000 Eagle Lakes Island Lodge Trip for 2 1.000 White Bass Adam Ruetten
Prizes not redeemed by March 31, 2015 become the sole property of “Battle on Bago Foundation, Inc.”

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is all you have to say about this? Did you look at the list of 5404 fish that were registered. Look how many are walleyes not to mention how many didn't get registered because the only had one ticket. I was out on bago just to see the amount of people and could not believe how many small walleyes I seen just on the ice that people left because they caught a bigger fish hopefully too win a "prize". How can a tournament like continue. Our spring summer fall tournaments have a 80 to 90 percent survival rate, but our winter tournaments have a 00.00 percent survival rate.

Lance Busse said...

As far as the Battle On Bago having a monumental impact on the Winnebago system Walleye population, it simply isn't the case. The Winnebago system receives some of the highest harvest numbers in the state with annual mortalities in the 20-30% range. Despite the high angler harvests, this system continues to flourish due to great hatches every couple years as well as many anglers releasing the larger fish. Also, the lack of forage currently in the system is the primary reason that so many Walleyes have been harvested for BOB 2015. If you look back at past years there werent nearly as many Walleyes registered.I certainly understand your fear that this tournament is harming the system, but when everything is considered, this is just another Winnebago tournament. Thanks for visiting Midwest Fisherman Blog!