Harlan Anglers Walleye Club
Harlan County Lake
The Harlan Anglers Walleye club held a two day Walleye tournament on Saturday June 4th, 2011 & June 5, 2011 on the Harlan County Lake. The Harlan County Lake is the 2nd largest lake in Nebraska. The tournament was two people teams per boat for those fishing the tournament.
There were twenty six teams in the tournament this year, with numbers being down due to the high price of gas and other tournaments going on the same date. Fishing has also been tough the last few years due to a drought that lowered the lake to the lowest level since the lake was originally filled. The level was down for about six years before the lake filled and went to the highest level recorded to date. The flooded timber made it tough to get to the walleye and this year there was an improvement in the walleye fishing, with this being the best year in probably the last six years. All fish are released after weigh in.
The tournament brought in teams from Nebraska, Kansas ,Colorado, & Iowa.
Prizes were awarded by the total weight of both days and also big fish of the tournament. Nineteen teams weighed walleye for the two day tournament. Big fish of the tournament was caught by the team of Scott Bunger & Josh Cederburg weighing 6.36lbs.
The top five Harlan Anglers Members Placements for the tournament were as follows:
The first place team of Larry Riggs & Tim Van Laeys from Kansas caught 11.98lbs of walleye the first day and 11.79 for day two for a total weight of 23.77lbs.
The 2nd place team of Derek Wagner & Steve Maurer fromNebraska caught 6.06 lbs of walleye the first day and 9.02 lbs for day two for a total weight of 15.26 lbs.
The 3rd place team of Tom Jacobs & Gene Lawyer fromKansascaught 5.62 lbs of walleye the first day and 7.5 lbs for day two for a total weight of 13.12 lbs.
The 4th place team of Bill Anderson & Tim Long fromNebraskacaught 7.98 lbs of walleye the first day and 3.76 lbs for day two for a total weight of 11.74 lbs.
The 5th place team of Bill Kunze & Greg Belgum from Nebraska caught 6.54 lbs of walleye the first day and 4.98 lbs for day two for a total weight of 11,52 lbs.