Fish on: George Ditsworth fishing tournament wraps up June Jubilee events in Wadena

Northern, sunfish, bullhead and sucker keeps lines tight during annual event.

Fishing was hot for the kids that attended the fishing tournament Saturday, June 12, in Sunnybrook Park. Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal

The 125 kids registered for the George Ditsworth Fishing Tournament Saturday, June 12, kept organizers busy with a steady stream of fish.

Most kids hauled in sunfish but bullhead, northern pike and sucker were also on the list.

Korie Klimek holds a sunfish she caught while fishing in the George Ditsworth tournament at Sunnybrook Saturday, June 12. Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal

Top anglers for the day included:


1-4 age group

  • Blake Louks, 5.75 oz., sunfish,
  • Bentley Griffis, 5.4 oz., sunfish,
  • Payton Ashman, 3.45 oz., sunfish

5-10 age group

  • Bailey Folkestad, 7.27 oz., sunfish,
  • Maverick Hoppe, 6.95 oz., sunfish

11-15 age group

  • Brandy Folkestad, 8.05 oz., sunfish,
  • Dalton Butler, 6.4 oz., sunfish,
  • Aden Krell, 6.1 oz., sunfish


  • Oliver Willis, 43.5 oz., northern pike,
  • Logan Dukowitz, 3.65 oz., bullhead,
  • Mason Samuelson, 1.95 oz., sucker

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The George Ditsworth fishing tournament put on with volunteers including the Wadena Chamber of Commerce gave out food and prizes to 125 kids that attended the event Saturday, June 12. Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal

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