Reynders Wins Midwest Musky Classic

John Reynders of Pulaski, Wisconsin is the winner of the 40th Annual Midwest Musky Classic. Reynders caught 50 1/8” Musky on Lac Vieux Desert on the first day of the Midwest Musky Classic. The Phelps Chamber of Commerce hosts this annual tournament that takes place on Big Sand, Lac Vieux Desert, North and South Twin Lakes. The three day tournament has become a tradition for many families with multiple generations fishing. This years tournament drew 172 anglers from across the region. Amy Thomason, Executive Director of the Phelps Chamber of Commerce said, “The Midwest Musky Classic is a great event that highlights the amazing natural resources the Phelps area has to offers”.

This year 19 fish were caught and successfully released. Second place was taken by Kyle Yanke of Kingsford, Michigan with a 48” musky caught on Big Sand Lake. Ken Ederer of Kaukauna, Wisconsin caught a 47 1/2 “ musky taking third place. Awards were also given for Big Fish of the day. Reynders won Big Fish on Friday. Jon Lester of Watersmeet, MI caught a 47” musky on Lac Vieux Desert earning Saturday’s Big Fish award. Sunday’s Big Fish award went to Jaime Henke of Eagle River, Wisconsin with a 46” musky caught on Big Sand Lake.

Thomason said, “We were excited to welcome 43 new anglers to our tournament this year. We are glad to hear that our anglers enjoy the tournament enough to tell their friends. We look forward to seeing them all back next year.” Next year’s tournament is slated for October 1st-3rd.

Complete Results

Randy VanGroll 36″ LVD
Ken Ederer 47.5″ LVD
Jeff Stemper 43.25″ Big Sand
Mike Cuddy 43.5″ LVD
Larry Emerson 40.5″ LVD
John Reynders 50.125″ LVD
Randy Renken 40″ LVD
Kyle Yanke 48″ Big Sand
Jake Weyker 40.75″ Big Sand
Kevin Brinkmann 44″ LVD
Ty Stuckmann 47.5″ LVD
Patrick Lewandowski 40″ South Twin
Butch Vandenberg 43 5/8″ LVD
Brian Fons 41 3/4″ Big Sand
Raymond Richard 45 1/2″ LVD
Dean Vander Wielen 42 1/4″ LVD
Mike Lester 47″ LVD
Jamie Henke 46″ Big Sand
Mike Yanke 42″ North Twin

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