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Dave Thielen and Mike Hensel reel in Fishing Frenzy title

The duo caught 28.04 pounds of walleye, bass and northern pike to top the 22-boat field on Potato Lake.

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Dave Thielen (left) and Mike Hensel topped the 22-boat field to win the title at the 6th annual Park Rapids Fire Department 5 Alarm Fishing Frenzy tournament held on Potato Lake on Saturday, Aug. 21. Submitted photo

Dave Thielen and Mike Hensel were the only anglers to catch all three species in winning the title at the 6th annual Park Rapids Fire Department 5 Alarm Fishing Frenzy held on Potato Lake on Saturday, Aug. 21.

The duo topped the 22-boat field by catching one walleye, five bass and two northern pike weighing 28.04 pounds to earn the 3 bonus points for netting all three specials for a total of 31.04 points.

Mike Ringer and Scott Just finished second with 22.70 pounds of five bass and two northerns while Dan May and Derek May took third with five bass and one northern weighing 20.56 pounds. Jason Hochstatter and Justin Peterson were fourth with five bass and one northern weighing 18.66 pounds. Bob Bateman and James Eischens caught three walleyes and five bass weighing 17.38 pounds for fifth place.

Rounding out the top 10 were Kevin George and Tayden George in sixth place at 16.42 pounds with one walleye and four bass, Terry Mitchell and Mike Johnson in seventh place at 16.34 pounds with one walleye and five bass, Bob Meier and Joe Carlson in eighth place at 15.20 pounds with five bass, Ben Cumber and Matt Rousu at 15.00 pounds with five bass, and Ryan Brandenburg and Jerry Brandenburg in 10th place at 14.92 pounds with four bass and one northern.

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