By Rod Hoard
Sunday June 5, 2016, the Harlan Anglers Walleye Fishing Tournament, hosted by the Harlan Anglers Walleye Club, was held on Harlan County Lake. Fishing was tough as a total of 96 fish were caught Sunday. 59 teams from Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado participated in this year’s tournament.
The “Big Fish,” caught by Jim Prevette from Juanita and Gary Prevette from Hastings, Ne., weighed 7.56 pounds and paid $590. This tournaments entry fee was $170 and had 100% payouts that were paid to a total of 11 winning teams. Listed are the top five teams:
First Place at a cash prize of $3,300 went to James Beisner from Bertrand, Ne., and Steve Maurer from Atlanta, Ne. Total weight of fish caught was 15.94 lbs.
Second Place at a cash prize of $2,100 went to Luke Henderson and Jeremy Collinson of Doniphan Ne. Total weight of fish caught was 15.80 pounds.
Third Place at a cash prize of $1,340 went to Randall Downing and Dave Burnham of Hastings, Ne. Total weight of fish caught was 13.84 pounds.
Fourth Place at a cash prize of $680 went to Rod Bartels of Holdrege Ne. and Justin Debrie of Gibbon, Ne. Total weight of fish caught was 12.20 pounds.
Fifth Place at a cash prize of $570 went to Rick Perkins of Ashland Ne. and Matt Duncan of Lincoln, Ne. Total weight of fish caught was 11.84 pounds.