Recap of this year’s Walleye Tournament

We shared with you yesterday the top placing anglers, first place team and the prize listing. We’d also like to share some of the honorary awards we were able to give out during the tournament.

Each year we award a Volunteer Dedication Award AND an Angler Lifetime Achievement, please check out the awards below:

Volunteer Dedication:

This year’s award goes to Howie Dodge. In the words of Terry Wohler, OSFC Treasurer and longtime companion of Howie: “Howie was everything, he was VP, President, started the walleye tournament…Howie was 100%. He worked 12 months out of the year for Otter Street.” Howie’s family joined the Board on stage to accept the honor in his memory. Check the comments for the pic 📸

Howie’s family accepting the award on his behalf.

Angler Lifetime Achievement Award:

This year’s 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award goes out to the angling team of Mike O’Brien and Mike Schrage. 2 time OSFC Walleye champs. 25+ years of fishing this tournament = now that’s angler loyalty! Thanks for your years of support and dedication to the #OtterStreetFishingClub

Catch the speech here:

Special Appreciation Speech from Jan Golliher on the behalf of the entire Golliher family:

We shared earlier this week the story of Greg Golliher and the recovery journey he’s on right now from his massive stroke about 2 months back. Greg’s wife, Jan shared some personal sentiments to the crowd on Sunday afternoon as the walleye tournament came to a close. So many thanks to you Jan for sharing updates with us. We continue to pray and send positive, healing vibes. Also, thank you to all who signed Greg’s card. It’s so heartwarming to see anglers and the fishing community band together yo support one of our own. Lastly below is also an additional video clip sharing sentiments of appreciation to the community for their support.

🔥 Fun fact – Greg won OSFC 3 times. THREE. TIMES. Damn! As Jan said, the goal is for Greg to get back to what he loves doing – being out on that lake!! 🔥

Jan’s speech:

A picture of the custom card donated by a local woodworker, designed by OSFC Secretary, Julie Nikolaus

2021 Walleye Tournament – Final Results

Thank you so much to this year’s sponsors, volunteers, supporters and, of course, our anglers. The first year of Otter Street C-R-R format was a success, and there are so many people who played an integral role in that!

Check out the final standings and prize listings here!!

Be sure to follow Otter Street on Facebook for additional coverage of this year’s tournament – including angler photos, video footage of dedication awards, and more!

Without further ado….your 2021 champions and $20,000 first place prize winners….

The winners of our 2021 Otter Street-Battle on Bago Summer Walleye Tournament are: Casey Bohn and Jim Breister, with a total 2-day weight of 28.940 #. This duo also took home the Sunday “big fish,” reeling in a 7.63 # walleye. Congrats again guys!

Saturday Results!

A great day on the water and our day 1 results are in! Check them out here. Looks to be a tight competition brewing. We’re looking forward to seeing what’s in store for day 2.

Remember to tune into the live coverage courtesy of Head2Head Fishing tomorrow for our top 6 teams. And be sure to share your pictures from today to our Facebook page (@OtterStreetFishingClub).

Catch ya bright and early tomorrow AM for the final day of our 2021 Walleye Tournament!!

Bump Boards, Checklists, Resources and More…

JUNE 19TH – JUNE 20TH 2021

The Otter Street-Battle on Bago Walleye Tournament is right around the corner and will be here before we all know it. We filled this year in record time (about 3 weeks from opening date to full + wait list). Congratulations to all teams who will be participating in this year’s event – competing for their share of $125,000 in cash and prizes, with the 1st place team taking home $20K.

We’ve updated the tournament home page with angler resources for you to review. You can see high level overview below as well. Know that we will be amping up the resources in the coming weeks with video demonstrations on some of the key tenets of CRR. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to all up to date info.

  • Important Angler Information + CRR resources:
    • The official tournament rules for the 2021 tournament are located here.
    • CRR Bump Board Aid for visual reference and instructions for use
    • Angler Equipment Checklist
    • Live video coverage of the fishing both days of the tournament, with cameras in the Top 10’s boats day 2 covered by Head2Head
    • Additional CRR resources and videos are forthcoming – follow us on Facebook for all current details. View gallery below for the sample filled out scorecard.
    • For general tournament questions, reach out to Tournament Directors Jim Erdman and Glenn Curran at the contact info listed in the application.

As always, thanks for your support of the Otter Street Fishing Club – be sure to join the club as an #OTTERSTREETMEMBER to help us extend our reach, and of course enjoy the perks of supporting your local fishing club.

Visual gallery of appropriate bump board use, along with an example of filled out scorecard: 🎣

2021-2022 Board of Directors

Last night during our #OSFCMembersMeeting we held our annual elections and with that, I am excited to share with you this year’s Board of Directors and Officers!

〰️ Officers are up for re-election annually, with the Board of Directors holding 3-year terms. Congrats to all who were re-elected and shout out to new Board Members Chad Unmuth and Tyler Anderson.