Carp Kabob Tournament

May 17-18, 2013
The 1st Annual Carp Kabob bowfishing tournament on May 17-18 brought chilly temps and unsettled skies. Despite the challenges, 8 boats took to the water from 10 pm-10 am. Persistence and skill paid off during the long night for Team 4 of McNeilus/McNeilus/Klompe. Team 4 arrowed 12 carp and secured the $1,000 first place prize, their largest fish weighing in at 28.5 lbs. Team 1 of Scheffler/Stans doubled up on the payout as they boated 9 fish for second place and cashed in for $500. Team 1 also took the $250 big fish with a 31.4 lb bugle lipped specimen. Hesse/Stans finished third after tying with Scheffler/Scheffler/Novak with 7 fish each, however the tiebreaker big fish of 24.9 gave Hesse/Stans the edge. VonBank/Nytes/Friedges took fifth, a 30.2 lb fish anchoring their harvest.

In all, 40 carp were harvested (along with a few suckers). The 5 largest fish ranged from 21.6 lbs-31.4 lbs. Given the tough conditions and a few known mechanical challenges that teams faced throughout the night, the event was a success.

Thanks to all of the fishermen, volunteers and onlookers that came to the weigh in during monsoon rains, thunder and lightning. We appreciate the shelter and accommodations that Scott County/Three Rivers provided at Cedar Lake Farm. We also thank the Scott WMO, MN DNR, Scott County Sheriff’s Dept and homeowners in the CLID for assisting in the planning and/or being supportive of this event as part of the lake management plan.

Brad Eller
Carp Kabob Tournament Director