By Nicole Rogers
OWEN-WITHEE – The Owen-Withee High School Fishing team competed in its first state tournament on Feb. 19 at Castle Rock Lake, Lake Petenwell.
The target species and stringers were 15 panfish -- perch,bluegill, pumpkinseed, crappie, rock bass, five walleye/sauger/saugeye, five whitebass, and three catfish.
The teams that participated were Appleton North, North Fondy, Osceola, Waupaca, Neenah, Wisconsin Rapids, Slinger, Kaukauna, Augusta,Denmark, Prairie Farm, New Richmond, Independence, Appleton East, Valders,Ashland, Brillion, Kettle Moraine, Menasha, Clintonville, Burlington, ThreeLakes Phelps, Somerset, Waterford, Lakeland, Waukesha North, Poynette, Milton, Ashwaubenon, Edgerton, Rice Lake, Pulaski, Waupun, Lomira, Rhinelander, Portage, D. C. Everest, Hortonville, Medford, Chetek, Chequamegon, Amery,Colby, Iola - Scandinavia, St. Mary’s Springs, Campbellsport, Drummond, and Ladysmith.
“Fishing was very slow, but we had a great time at our first WIFA State Tournament. As our ice season comes to an end, we would like to thank everyone that helped us out on and off the ice. Lots of memories were made. We are looking forward to our first open water tournament on April 2,” commented OW Fishing Coach Ben Martin.
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