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Winners Ryan Doolittle and Gerrick McComsey, both of Pierre, pose with their fish at the weigh-in during the Platte Area Chamber of Commerce 18th Annual Walleye Fishing Tournament Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Dennis Stout)

Pierre duo wins Platte walleye fishing tourney

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PLATTE — Ryan Doolittle and Gerrick McComsey, both of Pierre, won the Platte Area Chamber of Commerce 18th Annual Walleye Fishing Tournament Saturday.

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The tournament consisted of 99 teams and 253 anglers. The winners had a total weight of 18.64 pounds with seven fish and won $7,000 for winning.

The tournament payout for 10 places was $16,000, the total calcutta payout was $5,804 and the big fish payout was $920.

Results

(Place, team members, total weight in pounds, amount won)

1. Ryan Doolittle(Pierre)/Gerrick McComsey(Pierre), 18.64, $7,000; 2. Shawn Maxwell(Sioux Falls)/Brett Gaiden(Sioux Falls)/Matt Frankforter(Sioux Falls), 18.28, $3,500; 3. Steve Hampl(Running Water)/Lee Timmerman(Norfolk, Neb.), 15.59, $1,800; 4. Clint DeBoer(Tea)/Chris Borland(Tea)/Mike Swanson(Tea), 15.08, $1,000; 5. Shane Merrill(Parker)/Clint Even(Platte), 14.97, $700; 6. Jason Roehrich(Watertown)/Dereck Juneau(Sioux Falls), 13.91, $600; 7. Rocky Niewenhuis(Corsica)/Troy Bosma(Corsica), 13.42, $500; 8. Tom Osbourn(Winner)/Barry Biggins(Winner), 12.72, $400; 9. Shannon Bultje(Sioux Falls)/Evan Bultje(Sioux Falls)/Jaylon Koopal(Geddes), 11.99, $300; 10. Jason Broughton(Corsica)/Jim Broughton(Sioux Falls), 11.75, $200.

Largest Walleye Payouts

1. Doolittle/McComsey, 5.72, $552; 2. Maxwell/Gaiden/Frankforter, 4.61, $230; 3. Mike Shatto/Max Erickson/Mike Gruis, 4.6, $138.

Calcutta

(Place, team, bought by team, amount won)

1. Doolitte/McCromsey, Doolittle/McComsey, $2,176.5; 2. Maxwell/Gaiden/Frankforter, Pesicaka/Pesica, $1,451; 3. Hampl/Timmerman, Hampl/Timmerman, $1,088.25; 4. DeBoer/Borland/Swanson, Steffen/Rue/Rue, $725.5; 5. Merrill/Even, Pies/Pies/Pies, $362.75.

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