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Bishop’s Charity Fishing Tournament

Save the 2024 Dates

June 3 (Big Stone City) 

June 10 (Pierre) 

More details on the 2024 events are coming soon.



Thank you for joining us at the 28th Annual Bishop’s Fishing Tournament.

It’s time to take the next step in helping seminary education. 
 
 We currently have 12 seminarians who will continue to thrive on their educational journey with your financial support of the Bishop’s Fishing Tournaments.  

Your participation in these fishing tournaments helps support the funding of seminarian education and formation in our diocese. Their education averages $46,500 per seminarian per year, which is why these fishing tournaments are so important.

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2023 TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Big Stone City (Based on Weight)

Largest Walleye | Youth

Jacob Schwinger – 5.21 lbs

 Largest Walleye | Adult

Jim Hartman – 7.93 lbs

Largest Bass | Youth

Largest Bass | Adult

Largest Other Fish

Trevor Greiner – Catfish 19.24 lbs 

Most Total Weight Bass | 1st Place 

Nathan Forder, Will Pekelder, Trevor Greiner, Kindric Lewno – 19.23 lbs

Most Total Weight Bass | 2nd Place 

Allen Schlenker, Jarrod Muller, Jase Muller – 18.23 lbs

Most Total Weight Bass | 3rd Place – 14.21 lbs

Joe, Pat, & Renee Eustice, and Chuck Pelowski – 14.96 lbs

Most Total Weight Walleye | 1st Place 

Jim Hartman, James Michlitsch, Rick Dilts – 23.21 lbs

Most Total Weight Walleye | 2nd Place 

Jay Ackerman, Bruce Halma , Logan Halma – 18.54 lbs

Most Total Weight Walleye | 3rd Place 

Don Haukos, Brad Hanson, Tom Stoic, Jeff Peterson – 14.86lbs

Most Total Weight | Knights Challenge | Bass – 3.17 lbs

Dan Loehrer, Kent Przybycien, Fr. Doug Binsfeld – 12.43 lbs

Pierre (Based on Weight)

Largest Walleye | Youth

Luke Heim – 1.00 lbs

 Largest Walleye | Adult

 Dustin Mehlhaff – 1.96 lbs

Largest Bass | Youth

Ian Blotski – 1.96 lbs

Largest Bass | Adult

Andrew Mullaney – 2.28 lbs

Largest Other Fish

Julie Van Dover – 14.44 lbs Pike

Most Total Weight Bass | 1st Place

Noel Chicoine, Mark Mareno, Rick Steece, Matthew Giorgio – 8.22 lbs

Most Total Weight Bass | 2nd Place 

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Most Total Weight Bass | 3rd Place

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Most Total Weight Walleye | 1st Place 

Monte Peterson, Kerek Peterson, Peter Frank, Andrew Mullaney – 12.18 lbs

Most Total Weight Walleye | 2nd Place 

Brad Saathoff, Kevin Post, Steve Tappe, Derek Scheifelbein – 11.92 lbs

Most Total Weight Walleye | 3rd Place 

Joe Livermont, David Livermont, Randy Donavan, Cole Hardie – 11.86 lbs

Most Total Weight | Knights Challenge | Local Winner

Monte Peterson, Derek Peterson, Peter Frank, Andrew Mullaney – 12.18 lbs

Overall Winner Most Total Weight | Knights Challenge | Walleye 

Dan Loehrer, Kent Przybycien, Fr. Doug Binsfeld – 12.43 lbs

ABOUT SEMINARIAN EDUCATION

The average education for a seminarian is $46,500 per seminarian, per year – which is why your paricipation 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.

MEET OUR SEMINARIANS

2022 EVENT PHOTOS

Thank You To Our 2023 Lead Sponsors

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