2017 Walleye Classic Results

South Dakota Walleye Classic & Festival was held in Akaska, SD on July 20-23.

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The Walleye Tournament had 50 Teams and was held Friday and Saturday with a Rules meeting and Calcutta being held Thursday evening at the Akaska Community Center. 

1st Place

Darrell Peters and his daughter's Kyra & Kadence won the tournament with a 2 day total weight of 32.86 pounds and were crowned Champions with a Check of $4,500.00.

2nd Place

Second place was won by Nick Kampa, Bill Martian and Bob Sieh with 32.26 pounds only 6 ounces short of first place; they still received a check for $3,000.00.

3rd Place

Third place was won by Travor Diegel, Mike Merron and Jared Steger with a total weight of 31.71 pounds. They received a check for $2,250.00.

Other details

The tournament paid 10 places and also gave $500.00 to big fish which was 6.38 pounds which was won by the 2nd place Team of Nick Kampa, Bill Martian and Bob Sieh. The tournament paid $500.00 to Best Come Back from day one weight to day two weight, and that was won by Son & Father Team of Josh & Monte Olson of Lemmon, SD.

The Calcutta paid out $25,000.00 and the Fishermen were paid a total of $16,500.00.