George Wahl Muskie Tournament 2015 Final Standings

FINAL STANDINGS: 2020 :: 2019 :: 2018 :: 2017 :: 2016 :: 2015 :: 2014

Thirteen muskies were registered at the 7th annual George Wahl Memorial Muskie Tournament. With a warm, sunny day with 80 degree temperatures many participants reported seeing a lot of fish, but not being able to boat them. 

Winner of the tournament was Joe Tuma who boated a 50 inch muskie on Forest Lake. Joe walked away with a $500 check in addition to the $50 Thorne Bros. gift card, a commemorative Phantom lure ­created by Todd Cleveland, and a shadow-box plaque that each of the top ten anglers received. 

Second and third place fish both came from White Bear Lake. Second place winner Casey Friskney registered a 48-incher and third place finisher Brad Wieck had a 47-1/2 inch fish. Fourth place winner, Marty Oian registered a 47-inch fish from Bald Eagle Lake and fifth place winner Chris Williams brought in a 47-incher from Lake Minnetonka. Cash prizes of $400, $300, $200 and $100 were paid out to the second through fifth place winners. 

The day ended with a pork chop feed at Thorne Bros. The Awards Program culminated with the Grand Prize drawing. Every person who registered a muskie was entered in the drawing. Winner of a trip for 4 to Whitefish Bay Camp on Lake of the Woods and $1000 was Joe Tuma.  

The 180 muskie anglers who spent the day fishing contributed a little something toward our metro-area muskie fishery by participating in the George Wahl Memorial Muskie Tourna­ment. 

2015 Final Standings

1Joe Tuma5020Forest Lake
2Casey Friskney4818White Bear
3Brad Wieck47.517.5White Bear
4Marty Oian4717Bald Eagle
5Chris Williams46.516.5Minnetonka
6Ben Collette4515Forest Lake
7Mike Beinert4414Minnetonka
8Dean Roll43.513.5Minnetonka
9Nick Sarinske4313Forest Lake
10Alex Aslesen42.512.5Harriet
11Kevin Daly4212Harriet
12Chris Smythe4212Minnetonka
13Ron Sanders4010Independence