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Bill Dean with his northern

Dean does it again
Second place finish in fishing contest
by John Grones | June 11, 2002

Make it two years in a row for local angler, Bill Dean, III. “We just went to the same spot we did last year,” said Bill refering to his fishing partner Todd Schoeben.

Last year, the two came away with the big prize for largest stringer and also had one over eight pounds. This year the two came up a little short in the stringer department, but managed to win $100 for second largest northern.

When asked what he was going to do when the contestants start following him to his secret spot, he said, “I’m fishing walleyes next year.”

If that’s the case, Bill’s got some stiff competition in the Wallin family. The Wallin family took 1st, 2nd and 3rd in this year’s walleye class, all on Lake Minnewawa (see Fishing is a family affair).

Maybe Bill will find the hot spot on Big Sandy Lake, or then again... maybe he will be on Minnewawa.
Tune in next year for the results of the 20th Annual Chamber fishing tournament.

This article first appeared in the June 11, 2002 issue of the Voyageur Press.