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Outdoors briefs

August 22, 2004

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Wichita pair pockets Wilson walleye money

Rich Farmer and Doug Duncan of Wichita won last weekend's Walleye Cup Great Plains championship at Wilson Lake near Russell.

Farmer and Duncan were the only ones to bring a six-fish limit to the scales each day. The two-day weight of 14.83 pounds resulted in a check for $2,500.

Second place and $1,000 went to David Walker and Shannon Walker of Piqua with 10.85 pounds. Ted Webster of Hutchinson and Robert Riddick of Wakefield finished third with 7.97 pounds. They won $750.

Salina angler breaks state smallmouth mark

Jason Heis of Salina caught a state record smallmouth bass last Sunday at Milford Lake. Although the weight wasn't official, it will be about 6.68 pounds. The existing record is 6.37 pounds, also taken at Milford.

Heis was fishing in a bass tournament sponsored by the Salina Bassmasters, a Kansas Bass Chapter Federation affiliated club.

The bass was taken on a Senko style lure, in the area of Thunderbird Marina. Area fishery biologist John Rienke verified the weight.

Saathoffs winners in Pomona tourney

Shawn Saathoff of Lawrence and Bob Saathoff of Topeka won the Jack Pot Buddy Bass tournament Aug. 14 at Pomona Lake.

The Saathoffs caught five fish weighing 18.10 pounds.

John Wohlgemuth and Jim Dultmeier, both of Topeka, were second (16.84 pounds). Third place went to Topekans Orvel Dale and Jim Budden (10.24 pounds).

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