Tyler Frost and Brett Bennett take 1st place at Echo Lake

1st place at Echo Lake Sunday went to the team of Tyler Frost and Brett Bennett however Brett couldn’t make it so Tyler fished alone and brought in a mixed bag of Large Mouth and Smallmouth for 16.81 lbs.

Tyler Frost

Randy Siemens and his daughter Amanda took 2nd place on Echo Lake last weekend with 16.49 lbs. of Smallmouth.  Amanda caught the big fish of the tournament at 3.83 lbs.

Randy and Amanda Seimens

Niko Young and Garrett Frost (Son of Tyler Frost) finished 3rd with 13.17 lbs.  Niko and Garrett, both 21 years old won a 27 boat open tournament the day before.  Great job guys!!

Niko Young and Garrett Frost

As seen in this picture the water was about 10’ low and cold with maximum temps around 50 degrees.

2022 CDA Tournament Results Posted

Randy Siemens and Eric Thompson

Randy and Eric took 1st place with a total weight of 21.86lbs. Eric is holding the Big Smallmouth of the event at 5.98.bs

Jack Carroll and Jay Punkar

In 2nd place was Jack Carroll and Jay Punkar with a total weight of 14.35lbs

For full results CLICK HERE

2022 Coeur D’Alene Open Tournament April 16




District 19 TBF Semi-Final     September 25-26, 2021

The event ran quite smoothly beginning with the Friday Evening registration and banquet.  We had an awesome pulled pork, salads and baked bean dinner, lots of food!  Following dinner, we went over a few rules and safety issues.  After this we got into the pairings.  Basically, following the provided paper work everything went great with no issues.

The morning boat safety check and take off went well.  There was some concern of morning fog so we had a short window to get every one checked through and launched, same thing for day two.  Weigh-ins went very well with everyone accounted for and no late arrivals.  We only had one fish die during the entire event.

Fishing was under blue bird skies with little or no wind and no rain however there was an algae bloom going on which may have affected the fishing as the bite was a little slow and the weights were running about 5 lbs. below average.  The winning boater, Randy Siemens of Kalispell, did manage to squeeze out over 15 lbs. each day.  Big fish was a Smallmouth of just under 6 lbs.

The home state team took the majority of the plaques with 8 of them to Idaho’s 2.  This was refreshing as this was reversed last year when we fished on Idaho’s home water and they will more than likely beat us next year, however we plan to make them work for it!

From the Left: Karl Okerman 4th Boater, J.D. Woods 5th Co-angler and standing in for Jim Conlin 5th Boater, Randy Siemens 1st Boater overall, Jason Crone 3rd Boater, Tim Johnston 2nd Boater, Hunter Dahnke Top MT and 2nd overall Co-Angler, and Mark Hilyer 3rd Co-Angler

MT Top boater – Randy Siemens, left and MT Top co-angler – Hunter Dahnke, right

Thanks to help from Randy, Karen and Katie we pulled off another excellent event.

Don Collins
President: The Montana Bass Federation