Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
August 23 - 29, 2008
There was a light turnout this year at Lake Lida. Five intrepid souls turned up: Lee Koepping's buddy, Larry Self, came back for a second year, joined by Lee, Jim Lee, Gary Clark and Jim Mendenhall. All were amply rewarded as the fishing continued to be very good -- reportedly the best ever.
Jim Lee caught the biggest fish, a 6.5 pounder, but was disqualified as it was a mudfish (aka bowfin, grinnel, etc. depending on where you are from). Jim Mendenhall took the prize with a 5.5 pound Northern.