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.