The 2022 Frank Schneider Memorial Muskie Tournament was held September 9, 10, and 11. 385 anglers participated and registered 69 muskies 40 inches or over during the event.
First place finisher was Ayden Froeschle, who boated 4 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 winners received a rod, reel, and line courtesy of Pure Fishing. Ayden is 17, but registered to compete in the adult division.
Junior winner was Juliana McDougall with a 45.5-inch muskie caught on Big Lake. Second place junior was Jake Ashby with a 40-inch Leech Lake muskie. Three ladies – Juliana McDougall, Caitlin Bissen, and Mackenzie Trom – registered the top three muskies caught by a lady of any age to receive ladies bonus cash.
The Bob Kubista Senior bonus, given to the top seniors, was awarded to Bruce Black, Alex Worobel, and Graham Hendrickson. Each received a plaque and bonus cash.
Five muskies over 50 inches were registered during the tournament and those anglers each get a $50-for-50 gift certificate from Thorne Bros.
The longest fish of the tournament was a 52-incher caught by Ayden Froeschle. Ayden will receive a replica of the fish courtesy of Lax Reproductions.
The Grand Prize this year was divided into three equal amounts, tripling the chances of winning. Grand prize winners of $3,520 each were Nick Petersen, Scott Urhammer, and Jason Higgins.
2022 Final Standings
|1||Ayden Froeschle||47.5, 44, 48.5, 52||72||Winnibigoshish|
|2||Kyle Bisson||45, 42, 48.5||45.5||Leech|
|3||James Hanson||43, 41, 50||44||Winnibigoshish|
|4||Matt McDonald||50, 49.5||39.5||Leech|
|5||Jackson Maalis||41, 43, 45||39||Winnibigoshish|
|6||Adam Manz||49, 46||35||Pike Bay|
|7||Doug Ackley||45, 49||34||Big|
|8||Carson Tembrock||49, 40.5||29.5||Big|
|9||Scott Urhammer||45, 43.5||28.5||Cass|
|10||Josh Opatz||44.5, 42||26.5||Big|
|11||Danny Martin||42, 44||26||Winnibigoshish|
|16||Ben Collette||48.5||18.5||Little Boy|
|20||Travis Johnson||47.5||17.5||Big Boy|
|24||Bruce Black||46.5||16.5||Little Boy|