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Cirks, Marvin capture first at Cirks Brothers Fishing Tournament

Scott Cirks and Nick Marvin won the 2019 Cirks Brothers' Memorial Scholarship Fishing Tournament, held on Lake Belle Taine. (Submitted photo)

In fitting fashion, Scott Cirks (son of Gene, nephew of Kelley) and Nick Marvin took top honors in the Cirks Brothers' Memorial Scholarship Fishing Tournament June 8 on Lake Belle Taine in Nevis.

The winning duo caught a limit of walleyes early, then filled their limit with nice bass and pike on their way to a total weight of 40.48 pounds to top the 48 team field, according to tournament organizer Jeremy Anderson.

The father-son team of Kevin and Tayden George took second place with a total weight of 36.71 pounds and also caught a full limit of all three species.

Ben Cumber and Noah Berglund finished third with a total weight of 35.46 lbs.

The largest walleye went to the team of Nate Ott and Dwight DeBoer, which was 5.19 lbs.

Jon and Grant Schauer entered a 7.80-pound pike for the top spot.

Kevin and Karie Lindow landed a 4.45-pound bass to top the bass division.

Anderson said a record total of 80 walleyes were entered, with an average size of 2.37 pounds. Ninety-one pike were entered and 246 bass, with an average size of 2.24 lbs.

The top 10 finishers were as follows:

• Scott Cirks and Nick Marvin, 40.48 lbs.

• Kevin and Tayden George, 36.71 lbs.

• Ben Cumber and Noah Berglund, 35.46 lbs.

• Brett and Ryan Kent, 34.21 lbs.

• Gary and Eric Wolff, 33.43 lbs.

• Lee Skajewski and Nick Retka, 33.26 lbs.

• Jon and Grant Schauer, 31.73 lbs.

• Mark Roth and Ron Hughes, 30.90 lbs.

• John Gravdahl and Dean Christofferson, 30.14 lbs.

• Kevin and Karie Lindow, 29.93 lbs.