The smallest reel of the fisherman in the biggest fish | Sports

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EagleHerald Sports Writer

MENOMINEE — Nearly three hundred anglers tested the waters for the annual M&M Great Lakes Sport Angler Brown Trout Tournament, Saturday and Sunday at the Menominee Memorial Marina.

Caroline Furmanski, ironically one of the derby’s smallest fishermen, stung the biggest fish. Furmanski, a resident of Escanaba, used a Pro King Spoon Lure to hook up a brown trout that tipped the scales at 24.67 pounds.

“We had two fish at a time so it was really interesting,” said Furmanski. “The first one we got on weighed about 10 pounds. The second was the big one. It didn’t pull much. It was just heavy.

James Mollus sat comfortably in first place after his catch weighed 23.59 pounds, but Furmanski stole the show and knocked Mollus down to second.

Eric Blom took first place in the chinook category with a catch of 22.62 pounds. Kayla Johnson was second with a weight of 19.71.

Brandon Dahlman (15.16) edged Mark Desotell (14.57) to claim first place in the Rainbow Salmon category, while Brian Brilinski caught the winning walleye with a weight of 10.11 pounds.

All proceeds from the Brown Trout Derby will be used to fund future M&M GLSF events.

brown trout-1. Furmanski, 24.67; 2. Mollus, 23.59; 3. Riley DeLaurelle, 20.36; 4. Pat Hayward, 19.84; 5. Greg Hayward, 19.24.

Chinook—1. Blom, 22.62; 2. Johnson, 19.71; 3. Clarence Allgeyer, 5:35 pm; 4. Jessie Brodzinski, 17.01; 5. Chad Becker, 3:39 p.m.

Rainbow-1. Dahlman, 15.16; 2. Desotell, 14.57; 3. Chummy Walaway, 12.76; 4. Annie Méneau, 11.83; 5. Pete Baxter, 10.28.

Golden-1. Brilinski, 10.11; 2. Brad Thoune, 8:30 am; 3. David Wurth, 7.82; 4. Bruce Briggink, 7.79; 5. Furmanski, 7.45.


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