Duo tops at tourney again


That winning feeling never gets old for Mike Dysart and Steve Paulsen.
The Nestor Falls duo teamed up once again to claim their fourth-straight Lake of the Woods Walleye Challenge crown back on Oct. 6-7 in Morson.
Dysart and Paulsen topped the 52-team field with a two-day haul of 30.71 pounds.
That total was 4.48 pounds less than when they claimed the crown last year (35.19).
Ryan Hyatt and Nick Kawulia were a close second this year with a 29.22-pound total.
Day 1 leaders Melvin and Teri Major wound up in third place (28.47), followed by Terry Brennan and Todd Halverson (28.23).
Dale LaBelle and Dave Byrnes rounded out the top five (28.11).
Claude Seguin and Brian Bonot wound up in sixth (27.33), followed by Mike Graham and Paul Visser (27.01), Stan and Keith Cottam (26.69), and Jaysen Indian and Mike Parisien (25.81).
Mike and Erin Gate rounded out the top 10 (25.56).
Brian and Spenser Johnston finished just shy of cracking this year’s top 10, finishing in 11th with a 25.14-pound total.