Frank Schneider Muskie Tournament 2021 Final Standings

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The 2021 Frank Schneider Memorial Muskie Tournament was held September 10, 11, and 12. 410 anglers participated and registered 66 muskies 40 inches or over during the event. 

First place finisher was James Hanson, also the tournament winner in 2019, who boated 5 muskies on Lake Winnibigoshish. His efforts earned him a week-long trip to Red Wing Lodge on Lake of the Woods, as well as a new rod and reel from Abu Garcia and Berkley line. All of the top ten winners and junior winner received a rod, reel, and line courtesy of Pure Fishing. 

Junior winner was Jack Dincau with 3 muskies, 47 inches and 50.5 inches from Big Lake. Second place junior was Chase Whitney with a 47.5-inch muskie from Leech Lake. Payton Tresco took third place in the junior division with a 40-inch muskie from Leech Lake. 

Two ladies – Shannan Dryer and Christine Schmidt – registered the top muskies caught by a lady of any age to receive ladies bonus cash. 

Seven muskies over 50 inches were registered on Friday – four 50-inchers and three 50.5-inchers. Shannan Dryer was the first person to register a 50.5-inch muskie and was awarded a replica of the fish courtesy of Lax Reproductions.

Dom Trom registered the longest of two northerns 38 inches or bigger to win the Northern division.

Unfortunately there were no senior contestants who boated a muskie to qualify for the Bob Kubista Senior Bonus. Senior John Newman, who boated a 26-inch muskie was awarded the plaque.

The Grand Prize this year was divided into three equal amounts, tripling the chances of winning. Grand prize winners of $3,800 each were Mike Palke, Shannon Dryer, and Chase Whitney. 

2021 Final Standings


1James Hanson40.25, 45.25, 48.25, 44.5, 40.568Winnibigoshish
2Matt McDonald50, 48, 5058Leech
3Andrew Steffen49, 4837Leech
4Dylan Zimmerman50, 46.536.5Leech
5Nick Poppler44.75,46.531Big
6Ethan Stout41.25, 47.2528Mantrap
7Mike Dincau41.5, 41.523Big
8Jon Blood40.25, 43.2523Leech
9Shannan Dryer50.520.5Leech
10Jim Doyle50.520.5Winnibigoshish
11Jim Dau5020Cass
12Kyle Wagner49.2519Mantrap
13Steve Sweetland48.7518.5Leech
14Paul Bushong4818Leech
15Scott Arman4818Leech
16Tony Kubat47.37517Leech
17Stuart Sorenson4717Cass
18Josh Opatz4717Big
19Hunter Larson46.516.5Big
20Joseph Kolasa4616Leech
21Danny Martin4616Winnibigoshish
22Dan Rasumssen45.515.5Kitchi
23Nick Petersen45.7515.5Big
24Chris Leritz45.7515.5Cass
25Dom Trom4515Wolf
26Mike Palke4515Big
27Joe Black4414Leech
28Tony Sommerfeld43.7513.5Winnibigoshish
29Ron Jolly43.513.5Leech
30Chance Hinrichs4313Big
31Dustin Monson4313Little Boy
32Brad Kovalak42.512.5Leech
33Zach Petersen42.512.5Big
34Ben Ruzek42.7512.5Cass
35Eric Jorgenson42.512.5Leech
36Chris Weglinski42.512.5Leech
37Darian Rubner42.2512Bemidji
38James Buzzell41.7511.5Mantrap
39Jamison Hollallnd41.511.5Inguadona
40Ryan Siebenaler41.511.5Leech
41Tim Hinrichs41.511.5Big
42Travis Avis41.511.5Inguadona
43Eric Olson41.2511Big
44Alex Stevens40.510.5Boy
45Michael Keown40.510.5Leech
46Lucas Higgenbotham4010Cass
47Christine Schmidt4010Mantrap
48Owen Werner4010Leech


1Jack Dincau47, 5037.5Big
2Chase Whitney47.517.5Leech
3Payton Tresco4010Leech


1Dom Trom38.58.5Wolf
2Tony Sommerfeld38.58.5Winnibigoshish