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First Annual Youth Offshore Tournament; updated Brown Trout Scoreboard

ALPENA, Mich. — The fifth day of fishing at the Michigan Brown Trout Festival saw a first for the tournament in its 47 years of running.

At 6 a.m. on Wednesday, boats went out for the First Annual Youth Offshore Tournament, sponsored by Clark Construction Company. There were four teams that weighed fish, with winners in the categories of biggest fish and total weight caught.

Team Wirgau dominated the tournament, with Henry Wirgau catching the biggest fish in a 9.45-pound Lake Trout. The Wirgau boat, which was Henry and his brother Gus, also won the team competition, catching 26.35 lbs. of fish. Team For Reels came in second, and Kylie Gagnon, Remington Gagnon, Dillan Gagnon, and Landed Gagnon made up that team. They caught a total of 23.15 lbs. of fish.

As for the Brown Trout Tournament, the updated leaderboard is as follows:

Brown Trout

  • Don Harrison, 11.70 lbs.
  • Marty Atkinson, 11.05
  • Adam Peterson, 8.15 lbs.

Lake Trout

  • Mike Tanner, 22.25 lbs.
  • Ron Boboltz, 20.60 lbs.
  • Scott Ratz, 18.70 lbs.
  • Kevin Drummond, 18.20 lbs.


  • Jim Glomski, 26.45 lbs.
  • Darrel Bowman, 25.25 lbs.
  • Ben Straley, 24.55 lbs.
  • Jarid Campbell, 23.95.


  • Jesse Hendricks, 12.30 lbs.
  • John Conklin, 11.90 lbs.
  • Derek Soltysiak, 9.65 lbs.
  • Jerry Kniffin, 9.40 lbs.


  • Matt Beauchamp, 9.70 lbs.
  • Keith Misiak, 7.60 lbs.
  • Chris Wade, 7.20 lbs.
  • Adam Birk, 6.85.