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2020 YELLOW BASS BASH –

By Staff | Jan 28, 2020

2020 YELLOW BASS BASH - (Above) At the sound of the horn, competitors race to find the ideal position on Five Island Lake in Emmetsburg for ice fishing during Sunday's 4th annual Yellow Bass Bash fishing tournament. Participants from Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Nebraska competed for cash, trophies, and bragging rights while also reducing the size of the lake’s invasive yellow bass population, catching around 4,000 yellow bass during the competition.

1. Shaylon Lahr and Brady Bock………………………20.545#

2. Nicholas Meyer and Jason Christensen……………18.88#

3. Jimmy Geelan and Doug Cook……………………….17.81#

4. Cody Henderson and Nolyn Elliot…………………17.595#

5. John Hoefling and teammate………………………….17.19#

THE FINAL COUNT - (At right) Adam Steffen counts out the number of fish caught by a tournament participant. The fish were counted and weighed to determine the winners. -- Joseph Schany photos

6. Trapper Griese and teammate……………………….17.075#

7. Tony Stearns and teammate………………………….16.845#

8. Kurtis Schroeder and teammate………………………16.83#

9. Bryan Schrieber and teammate……………………….16.56#

10. Josh Hansen and teammate…………………………..16.44#

THE WINNING DUO - Shaylon Lahr (left) and Brady Bock (right) caught 20.545 pounds of yellow bass to earn the first place prize. Along with a plaque, the winning team won $1,000, courtesy of donations from A&W and The Office. -- Joseph Schany photo

11. Mike Perkins and teammate………………………….16.33#

12. Not available………………………………………………16.27#

13. Brody Pullman and teammate……………………..15.855#

14. Jason Schulz and teammate………………………..14.985#

15. Rob Fogarty and teammate…………………………14.765#

A HELPING HAND - The Yellow Bass Bash saw hundreds gather for the two-day ice fishing extravaganza. As the size of the tournament increases each year, so does the number of volunteers needed to make sure everything runs smoothly. Pictured above, Adam Steffen; Alyssa Williams; Steve Carney, tournament director; Kat Davis; Pete Donahue; Anna Cline; Bill Cline; Sarah Krug; Kolten Goodchild; Sara Sikora; and Ray Schrieber. Along with volunteers, valued sponsors helped to make the event a fun and memorbable experience. The Shores at Five Island hosted the banquet on Saturday, Jan. 18 and the results ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 19, while the banquet was catered by Edgewater BBQ.

16. Brad Shirk and teammate………………………………14.7#

17. Gaylen Zeman and teammate – 14.44#

18. Dale Mellmann and teammate – 14.055#

19. Zackary Hurlburt and teammate – 13.765#

20. Nicholas Kahler and teammate – 13.615#

21. Josh Kohlhaas and teammate – 12.87#

22. Not available – 12.565#

23. Brayden Albrant and teammate – 12.145#

24. Kyle Auten and teammate -12.02#

25. Gen Sewell and teammate -11.945

26. Logan McEwan and teammate – 11.62#

4th Annual Yellow Bass Bash

Sponsors

The Shores at Five Island……… Edgewater BBQ

No Limit………………Wild Rose Casino & Resort

The Office……………Iowa Trust & Savings Bank

Dan Cooper Builders…………………Bobber Down

A&W…………………..Emmetsburg Screen Printing

Sandy Schrieber……….Joe McEwan Photography