Bishop's Charity Fishing Tournament

Monday, June 3,  

Big Stone City

Monday, June 10, Pierre

This year marks the 23rd Annual Bishop’s Fishing Tournament! This year’s tournaments will take place once again at Big Stone Lake in Big Stone City, SD and the Oahe Downstream Recreational Area in Pierre, SD. 

Your participation in these fishing tournaments helps support the funding of seminarian education in our diocese. Their education averages $40,671 per seminarian per year, which is why these two fishing tournaments are so important.

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Map & Directions

Click the images below to get directions to the locations of the Bishop’s Charity Fishing Tournaments in Big Stone City and Pierre.

Tournament Information

Big Stone City
June 3, 2019

7:00 am Registration Begins
8:00 am Tournament Begins
2:30 pm Weigh-in
3:30 pm Mass celebrated by Bishop Paul Swain
4:15 pm Social Time
5:00 pm Outdoor prime rib dinner

Pierre
June 10, 2019

6:30 registration begins
8:00 am – Tournament begins
2:30 pm Weigh-in
3:30 pm Mass celebrated by Bishop Paul Swain
4:15 pm Social Time
5:00 pm Outdoor prime rib dinner

Prizes Awarded For

  • Most Total Weight (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places)
  • Most Total Weight - Knights Challenge
  • Largest Walleye (Youth)
  • Largest Walleye (Adult)
  • Largest Bass (Youth)
  • Largest Bass (Adult)
  • Largest Other Fish

Pictured here are last year’s Big Stone City champions with Bishop Paul Swain

2019 Tournament Winners

Big Stone City

Largest Walleye by Youth: David Livermont 1.5 lbs
Largest Walleye by Adult: David Pillatzki 6.31 lbs
Largest Bass by Youth: Stewart Loehrer 3.69 lbs
Largest Bass by Adult: Chuck Pelowski 3.1 lbs
Largest other Fish: Austen Rosendahl 4.51 lbs
3rd Place Most Total Weight – Bass: Jeff Carrino/Tim Brown 4.95 lbs
2nd Place Most Total Weight – Bass: Chris, Laurie, Nick, James Batchelor 5.7 lbs
1st Place Most Total Weight – Bass: Joe Eustice, Pat Eustice, Anthony Eustice, Chuck Pelowski 13.85 lbs
3rd Place Most Total Weight – Walleye: Mark Junker, Merik Junker, Fr Doug Binsfield 9.25 lbs
2nd Place Most Total Weight – Walleye: Tom Pillatzki, Barnd Nelson, Mark PIllatzki, Brendan VanSamBeek 12.08 lbs
1st Place Most Total Weight – Walley: Dave Pillatzki, Kyle Montag, Garret Christopherson 17.04 lbs
Most Total Weight Knight’s Challenge: Mark & Merik Junker and Fr Doug Binsfield

Pierre

Largest Walleye by Youth: Barron Kafka 4.34 lbs
Largest Walleye by Adult: Derek Scheifelbein
Largest Bass by Youth: Paul VanDover 2.46 lbs
Largest Bass by Adult: Andrew Berreth 4.43 lbs
Largest Other Fish: Mark Ammann 9.50 lbs Northern
3rd Place Most Total Weight – Bass: Dr. Phil, Dr. Mike, Dr. Chad 10.44 lbs
2nd Place Most Total Weight – Bass: Tim Pugh, Pat Thompson, Scott Miller 10.68 lbs
1st Place Most Total Weight – Bass: Joshua Lehman, Jefferson Lehman 11.76 lbs
3rd Place Most Total Weight – Walleye: Albert Andrew, Becky Berreth 9.54 lbs
2nd Place Most Total Weight – Walleye: Gary, Diane, Brylee, Barron Kafka 11.8 lbs
1st Place Most Total Weight – Walleye: Brad Saathoff, Derek Scheifelbein, Steve Gray 13.42 lbs
*Most Total Weight Knight’s Challenge: Gary, Diane, Brylee, Barron Kafka 11.8 lbs

* Indicates the overall winner for this year’s Knight’s Challenge.

Click the images below to look at pictures from this year’s tournament!

All of the proceeds from this charity event go to benefit Seminarian Education

About Seminarian Education:

The average education for a seminarian is $40,671 per seminarian, per year – which is why your participation in these fishing tournaments is so important. Through your support, you help support the funding of seminarian education in the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls.

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