2013-07-04 / Sports

Gett’n Sum nets top prize


All smiles after receiving the news of their first place finish and huge payday are the anglers of Gett’n Sum. From left to right are Steve Hemgesberg, Tom Flynn, Jimmy Barker, Mike Torolski, Jim Barker and Tim Flynn. 
Courtesy photo All smiles after receiving the news of their first place finish and huge payday are the anglers of Gett’n Sum. From left to right are Steve Hemgesberg, Tom Flynn, Jimmy Barker, Mike Torolski, Jim Barker and Tim Flynn. Courtesy photo GRAND MARAIS – The crew of Gett’n Sum pulled in a huge payday at the 8th annual Grand Marais Offshore Challenge over the weekend. Competing in the 2013 event in a field of 18 boats, the anglers onboard Gett’n Sum hauled in a total of 109.35 pounds of lake trout over the course of the two day tournament.

The effort earned them a first place tourney prize of $4,000. On day one, they finished the day with 53.45 pounds of Lake Superior Lakers and followed that up with a total of 55.90 pounds Sunday.

The crew included: Mike Torolski, Tim Flynn, Tom Flynn, Steve Hemgesberg, and Germfask residents Jim Barker and his son Jimmy Barker.

The biggest fish of the weekend was also caught by Gett’n Sum team member Jim Barker. His 22.70 pound trout added an additional $340 to their winnings.

The Barkers also took first place while fishing on the Jean Ann in 2010.

Taking second place with a purse prize of $1,500 was Angler Management of Munising. They had a day one total of 44.05 and 32.05 on day two for a total of 76.10.

Third place went to Jean Ann from Germfask. Their day one total of 44.65 and second day of 19.40 earned them $900.

Fourth place of $550 went to Reelwild.

Double Trouble netted the $300 fifth place prize.

Additional photos will be posted on www.grandmaraismichigan.com and are also available on the Grand Marais Facebook page.

The annual tournament is held the weekend before the Fourth of July. For more information, contact the Grand Marais Chamber of Commerce at (906) 494-2447.

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