The 31st Annual Hodag Musky Challenge was a huge success, with a total of 72 teams particpating this year. Below is a quick rundown of our winners, as there was a total of 16 muskies registered over 40 inches:
1st Place – Robert Petrusky and Ryan Stewart (Lake George)
2nd Place – Dave Hershey and Pat Burge (Oneida Lake)
3rd Place – Kevin Mahlberg and Zach Mahlberg (Moen Chain)
4th Place – Rodney Reader and Rick Coenen (Oneida Lake)
5th Place (TIE) – Tyler Robish and Dimitry Burgan (Lake Julia)
5th Place (TIE) – Darrel Mack and Cory Mack (Crescent Lake)
7th Place – Rich Andersen and Lee Bastian (Boom Lake)
8th Place (TIE) – Kevin Abendroth and Scott Abendroth (Oneida Lake)
8th Place (TIE) – Ken Liebnitz and Rod Rodziczak (Crescent Lake)
10th Place – Brock Terzinski and Travis Unverzagt (Oneida Lake)
Sponsors for the event include Rhinelander Toyota, Shoeder’s RV and Marine and Rollie and Helen’s Musky Shop.
Thank you to all volunteers and Lake Station Officials:
Pauline Huven, Brian Hausen, Luke Eggers, Fred Voll, Ray Burgan, Greg and Jon Danner and the Flyin Finn, Richard Lower, Harry Helwig, Andy Hendrickson, Bill Browne, Jeff & Wendy Larson at Larson’s North Haven Resort, Dean Bromann and Musky Bay Resort, Bill Huber, Scott & Deann at Alpine Resort, Tina and Jeff Catencamp, Patrick Steffen,Traci Kirkham, Beth and Gary Poast, Harry Siwkowski, Sherri Galle-Testke, Linda Krebsbach, Kate Bauman, Holiday Acres Resort and Mickey Ahles.
Thank you to all the businesses that donated to our raffle tables:
Rollie & Helen’s Musky Shop, Walmart, Northwoods National Bank, M&I a part of BMO Financial, Rhinelander Brewing Company, Pomp’s Tires, House of Spirits, Farmers Feed Store, Subway, Rhinelander Cafe & Pub, Associated Bank, Dairy Queen, Fishing Hot Spots, Papa Murphy’s, CoVantage Credit Union, Bugsy’s, Casa Mexicana, Dean Distributing, Pat’s Tavern, Trig’s, The Fishing Hole, Swearingen’s Al-Gen Dinner Club, Foss Tackle Company, Miller Beer of the Northwoods and Wisconsin Public Service.