Bishop's Charity Fishing Tournament

10 day Challenge Winners

Day 1 – First to Submit a Bass Over 13″ | Michelle Socia

 Day 1 – First to Submit a Walleye Over | Phil Mittag

Day 2 – First Team to Submit 3 or More Fish | Team Jordre (Galen & Ann Jordre, Ron Shatek & Phil Mittag)

Day 3 – Bessed Dressed Fisherman (Individual or Team) | Team Cloos (Todd, Candee, Aunna & Jacob Cloos)

Day 4 – Longest Walleye Submitted | Tony DeGrood

Day 5 – Most Unique Fishing Pole | Dan McCormick

Day 6 – Longest Bass Submitted | Fr Bill Hamak

Day 7 – Longest Fish Caught Between 6-8pm | Wade VanDover

Day 8 – Longest Other Fish | Tony Spader

Day 9 – Best Non-Fish Catch of the Day | Jefferson Lehman

Day 10 – Fan Favorite Fishing Photo | Team DeGrood (Matt, Pete, Joe & Tony DeGrood)

Tournament Winners

Youth Largest Walleye | Davis Gales – 27″

Youth Largest Bass | Logan Hight – 18″

Adult Largest Walleye | Allen Schlenker – 27.75″

Adult Largest Bass | Fr Bill Hamak – 18″

Most Length Walleye Team – 5th Place | Gales – 106″ (Steve, Car, Davis & Brynn Gales)

Most Length Walleye Team – 4th Place | Jordre – 108.5″ (Galen & Ann Jordre, Ron Shatek & Phil Mittag)

Most Length Walleye Team – 3rd Place | Junker – 111.5″ (Mark & Merik Junker)

Most Length Walleye Team – 2nd Place | Schlenker – 112.75″ ( Allen & Mark Schlenker, Tony & Catherine Spader)

Most Length Walleye Team – 1st Place | DeGrood – 124.75″ (Pete, Matt, Joe & Tony DeGrood)

Most Length Bass Team – 5th Place | Socia – 74″ (Michelle & Catie Socia)

Most Length Bass Team – 4th Place | McCormick – 78″ (Dan & Paula McCormick)

Most Length Bass Team – 3rd Place | Fr Little – 80.25″ (Father Ben Little)

Most Length Bass Team – 2nd Place | Lehman – 84.5″ (Jefferson Lehman)

Most Length Bass Team – 1st Place | Hight – 88.25″ (Logan Hight, Max Billion, Peter Benson & Antonio Sanchez)



About our Seminarians

Here's a thank you from our seminarians


Please join us in supporting Seminarian Education in our Diocese.

Vocations to the priesthood is such a critical need in our world today. Without priests, there would be no Mass and without the Mass, no Holy Eucharist. Sadly, this is the situation faced by many Catholics today. Fortunately, in the Diocese of Sioux Falls, we are blessed to have 15 men currently discerning their vocations call to the priesthood. The cost of formation and edcation for one our future priests averages $43,000 per year. The Diocese of Sioux Falls believes strongly in the financial and spirital support of these young men.


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523 N. Duluth Ave. Sioux Falls, SD 57103


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tournament Sponsors | $10,000

Diamond Sponsors | $5,000

Platinum Sponsors | $2,500

Gold Sponsors | $1,000+

Thank you for those who care for us during the pandemic