Benson team wins fourth annual Gary Newell walleye tournament
Jay and Jack Benson took first place Saturday in the fourth annual Gary Newell Memorial Eagles Walleye Tournament on lakes Bemidji and Irving.
Fishing was good as 150 anglers caught 260 walleyes and released alive 257 fish to fight another day. Forty boats brought in a limit of five fish.
The Bensons had a total of 16.30 pounds, edging out runnersup Larry Eichstad and John Church with 16.03 pounds. Eichstad and Church also took big fish honors with a 6.92-pound lunker.
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