Lincoln Erickson, 8, left, with his dad, Brian Erickson, won a new boat, motor and trailer by catching a .93 pound crappie Saturday. Travis Frank photo.
Lincoln Erickson, 8, of Rogers won a new boat, motor and trailer rigged with fish-finding electronics on Lake Minnetonka Saturday by catching a .93 pound crappie during the Minnesota Bound Crappie Contest.
Lincoln's prize-winning fish was the first registered to hit nearest to the secret weight chosen ahead of time by contest organizers.
Scores of other prizes also were awarded, with contest proceeds benefiting the non-profit, Fishing for Life.
Here are other winners Saturday:
Adult first: Brad Wellenstein, Plymouth. 1.35 crappie
Adult second: Daniel Iversen, Maple Plain. 1.27 crappie
Adult third: Jason Bahr, Brainerd. 1.14 crappie
Adult fourth: Melanie Bissen, Tonka Bay. 1.14 crappie (tie-but Jason
weighed his first)
Adult fifth: Chris Mitzuhata. 1.13 crappie
Youth First: Kyle Glaser. 1.22 crappie .
Youth Second: Logan Beniek, Tonka Bay. 1.04 crappie
Youth Third: Nolan Francois. 1.02 crappie
Youth Fourth: Conner Vanwinkle, Farmington. 1.01 crappie
Youth fifth: Aiden Rosenau, Waconia. .97 crappie