19th Annual Zippel Bay Resort Northern Pike Tournament Results

zippel bay resort northern pike tournament spring 2015

This years Zippel Bay Pike Tournament was again, a success.  Speaking with owner, Nick Painovich (pictured in the middle of the winners), over 400 pike were caught.  “A lot of nice fish were caught.  We didn’t see as many fish over 40 inches this year, only two.  We did hear of at least one big one getting away near the boat.  I am sure there were more”, explains Painovich.  “With so many males in the bay, we are led to believe some of the big females have not yet spawned, which means there is still some good pike fishing to be had.  The big fish that were caught were spawned out.”

Some teams trolled and casted crankbaits.  Others used dead bait under a bobber in 1 – 8 feet of water.  Everyone had a great weekend!


2015 Zippel Bay Northern Pike Tournament Top Ten
Place Team Town Total Weight
1st Eddie Castle Roseau 45.8
Dale Boroos Roseau
Prize: 1st place trophy, $1180, Log Cabin for next years tournament, hats
2nd John Stanton Williams 40.13
Garrett Bitzer Bagley
Prize: 2nd place trophy, $708, hats
3rd Chris Pieper Baudette 40.12
Greg Berg Deerwood
Prize: 3rd place trophy, $472, hats
4th Mike Burkel Badger 35.11
Jarrid Burkel Badger
Prize: $60, hats
5th Katie Pieper Baudette 32.6
Katie Berg Deerwood
Prize: $60, hats
6th DJ Janousek Greenbush 31.15
Daryn Janousek Greenbush
7th Tim Viken Roseau 30.15
Hayley Viken Roseau
8th Sterling Spicer Brainerd 30.14
Jim Bodell Brainerd
9th Philip Roseth Williams 30.12
David Janowiec Minneapolis
10th Mike Rassmussen Fargo 30.4
Keith Soland Fargo
Day I Stats Day 2 Stats
222 Fish Weighed 216 Fish Weighed
1 Big Fish 1 Big Fish
16 Bull Head 15 Bull Head
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