Kent Mittelstaedt

Kent Mittelstaedt is a tournament angler from Minnetonka. He has spent a lot of time on the water and is a member of the Minnesota Bass Federation. His forte is mainly fishing deep structure for bass, but he also enjoys learning new methods of all sorts.

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2010 Viking Invitational Final Results

Posted by: Kent Mittelstaedt Updated: April 15, 2011 - 10:25 AM

Here are the results of the 2010 Viking Invitational Final:

Place

Last Name Partner Last Name # of Fish Total Weight Big Bass
1 Jung Jung 5 19.77 4.90
2 DeYoung Wynnemer 5 15.45 4.75
3 Pozarski Pozarski 5 15.34 6.94
4 Bassett Dudek 5 15.28 4.00
5 Nelson Lewis 5 14.90 4.95
6 Capra - 5 14.33 3.87
7 Burke Gienger 5 14.24 4.43
8 Wicht  Koosman 5 13.28 4.43
9 Bengtson Daeges 5 13.10 5.07
10 Brumbaugh Complin 5 12.93 4.71
11 Bartusek Sauber 5 12.86 3.61
12 Gilmer Perovich 5 12.75 -
13 Sladek Haagensen 5 12.51 5.21
14 Holmer Larson 5 12.24 3.39
15 Hallanger Hallanger 5 12.12 -
16 Madison Sorenson 5 12.03 2.98
17 Fouty Byers 5 11.92 3.31
18 Glaze Rineveld 5 11.80 2.50
19 Krceuse  Andrus 5 11.49 -
20 Meyeraan Meyeraan 5 11.44 3.93
21 Raveling Raveling 5 11.30 -
22 Peters Becker 5 11.16 4.23
23 Harkman - 5 11.05 3.13
24 Downey Lund 5 10.98 3.12
25 Poetz Diers 4 10.70 4.79
26 Elert Persons 5 10.51 -
27 Thul Thul 5 10.49 4.17
28 Buhr Braaten 5 10.23 -
29 Seeger Christiansen 5 10.21 2.26
30 Wilcox Gilmer 5 9.96 3.26
31 Cater Mohr 5 9.90 3.43
32 Longerbone Badalucco 5 9.83 -
33 Burandt Burandt 5 9.20 3.02
34 Hirte Hauschild 5 9.02 2.39
35 Spande Spande 5 9.02 -
36 Belden - 5 8.55 -
37 Colopoulos Jr Everett 5 8.31 -
38 Brough Blix 5 8.21 -
39 Thompson Thompson 5 8.15 -
40 Zabinski Ballman 5 8.08 -
41 Nelson Dittel 4 7.55 -
42 Covyeow Paeston 5 7.18 -
43 McAmis Leifschuh 5 7.13 -
44 Stowell Stowell 5 7.10 -
45 Zitzloff Vickerman 4 6.86 -
46 Porter Knudson 5(1) 6.70 -
47 Kiffe whiting 5 6.52 -
48 Scott Renier 5 6.03 -
49 Wilkerson - 3 5.76 2.88
50 Schultz Schultz 5 5.44 -
51 Wood Wood 3 5.43 3.06
52 Markham Markham 3 4.83 -
53 Lee lynn 3 4.76 -
54 Halling - 3 4.41 -
55 Randolph Kocmick 3 3.89 -
56 Brown Fritz 3 3.86 -
57 Bartley Bartley 2 3.26 -
58 Walker Nistler 3 3.06 -
59 Totman Svenaga 2 2.46 -

 

6.94 lbs Largemouth - Caught by John Pozarski

6.94 lbs Largemouth - Caught by John Pozarski

 

The 34th annual Viking Invitational was once again a great success.   This year 59 teams weighed-in and 45 of those teams had limits!   This year at the Viking invitational, we had one of the largest bass weighed in at a tournament on lake minnetonka.  A 6.94 lbs largemouth was weighed in by team Pozarski!!  We also had one of the best limits in Viking history for 19.77lbs caught by team Jung.

I would like to give a special thanks to all of our sponsors: Maynards Restaurant, FlaMinn Tackle, Outkast Tackle, Capras Outdoors, MG Lures, Tonka Tackle, Interstate Batteries and Cabin Fever.   These loyal sponsors are what make the Viking Invitational such a great experience.

Kent

Kent7351@yahoo.com

 www.vikingbassmasters.com

34th Annual Lake Minnetonka Viking Invitational Bass Tournament

Posted by: Kent Mittelstaedt Updated: September 21, 2010 - 7:46 AM

34th Annual Viking Invitational Bass Tournament - Lake Minnetonka

 The tournament is scheduled for October 3rd, 2010 out of Maynard's restaurant in Excelsior, MN on Lake Minnetonka.  A pre-tournament meeting will be held at Maynards at 7:30am the morning of the tournament.

Each year the Viking Bassmasters of Minnesota hosts an invitational which all proceeds are donated to the community.  Last year we brought in over $1000 to donate to a local youth fishing club.  We have a max capacity of 80 boats that we fill almost every year.  This is a fun tournament for serious tournament guys and amateurs alike.  We pay out for big bass and big pike and the top ten teams will receive a trophy.  We do accept same day registration that is on a first come first serve basis.  Same day registration will open at 6am at Maynard’s on October 3rd.     
Please email me for a registration form to pre-register at: kent7351@yahoo.com

 
Please complete this form and send it to Todd Martin:
Todd Martin
18581 146th Street NW
Elk River, MN 55330
Make checks payable to Viking Bassmasters
We hope to see you all there!
 
Thanks,
Kent Mittelstaedt
President
Viking Bassmaster
Kent7351@yahoo.com
 

HOT NEW BAIT - TONKA TACKLE

Posted by: Kent Mittelstaedt Updated: September 20, 2010 - 12:42 PM

 

For those Bass Fishermen out there, there is a must-have-new-bait on the market. Tonka Tackle is offering a new line of finesse worms. These worms have a unique design that entices finicky fish to bite and hold on. The product is available online only  at: http://www.tonkatackle.com/
I like to fish them similar to other "jigworms" but the design of the worm gives it a unique fall that is tantalizing to the fish and forces them to bite. Drop one down on your next bass fishing trip and hold on tight because you will undoubtedly lock into a bucket mouth in no time!
 
 

 

Kent Mittelstaedt

Kent7351@yahoo.com

Mississippi Smallmouth

Posted by: Kent Mittelstaedt Updated: November 20, 2009 - 9:58 AM

It is always a very sad time of year for Minnesota bass anglers when it comes time to winterize and store the boat.  The fishing slows down, the air and water temperatures fall and before you know it, the lakes start to freeze.  So what is a Minnesota bass angler to do?  Head to the river to do some shore fishing!

This past weekend my friend from Viking Bassmasters and his brother joined me for a trip to Monticello, Minnesota to do a little river fishing from shore.  We pulled up to our first “secret” spot made a few casts each and only yielded only one small 11 or 12 inch smallmouth.  The current at this spot was moving pretty fast and the eddies weren’t as noticeable as they normally are so we decided to move on. We only stayed there for 30 minutes which isn’t giving much of a try but the days are short and the fishing time was limited.

We got to our next spot which had a couple of anglers on it already but they were nice enough to let us cast in the same area.  We immediately started pounding smallies ranging from 1 to two pounds.  We were using FlaMinn lures 1/8th oz Jigworm Jig heads and Gene Larew’s 4” Salty Ring Tail worms in the watermelon pepper color.  They key to getting them to bite was to make a long cast out (with 8lb Berkeley Vanish), allow the current to get the jig hung up in structure and let it sit there for a minute.  If there were no takers, I would softly pop it out and let it sit again.  The area we were fishing had quite a bit of structure including; Milfoil, rocks and “floating” tree limbs and as long as you were in the structure, a smallie would come along and snatch it out.

Overall it was a great fishing trip and if the fishing continues to be that good up there, it might not be such a long winter after all.

Viking Invitational Results

Posted by: Kent Mittelstaedt Updated: October 8, 2009 - 2:38 PM
The 33rd Annual Viking Invitational was held this past weekend on Lake Minnetonka.  On behalf of the Viking Bassmasters I would like to give a special thanks to Maynards Restaurant in Excelsior for providing a wonderful venue to host the tournament year after year.  I would also like to thank all of our product sponsors who are so generous every year: Flaminn Lures, Outkast Tackle, Mepps/Mister Twister, MG Lures, Interstate Batteries, Rods Slick, Capras, Gander Mountain and Dicks. 

It was a difficult day for the anglers - as you can tell by the weights- but it was another great tournament overall.  Thanks to all of our participants for making this such a success each year.

Here are the results:

Boat # Name   Total Weight    Rank

11 Paul Cates -Doug Mohr 13.77   1st
32 Martin Zorn-Matt Hansen     13.08   2nd
51 Seth Fieder-John Figi 12.59  3rd
61 Brian Bengtson-Aron Daeges   12.06   4th
40 Brad Lutz-Dalon Schmidt     11.72   5th
31 Greg Fouty-Roger Byers   10.7       6th
58 Bruce Hallanger-Chris Hallanger   10.52      7th
26 Brad Longerbone-Joe Badalucco  10.42   8th
38 Rick Pelletier-Don Pelletier   10.32 9th
28 Travis Wenger-Boyd Burke 10.31  10th
50 Brian Buhr-Tom Braaten    10.3     11th
2 Dan Complin- Robert Brumbaugh     9.94 12th
70 Brian Krause-Chris Meyeraan   9.92 13th
29 John Murphy-John Borgstrom    9.71 14th
68 Greg Peters-Tom Becker  9.69 15th
65 Charelie Brant  9.45 16th
13 Joe Hirte - Tony Hauschild 9.43       17th
54 Eric Fabano-Luke Robertson   9.4       18th  *Big Bass 4.51lbs*
56 David Nelson-Jeff Dittle   9.33   19th
23 Scott Rae-Tom Zenanko 9.3        20th
48 Tim Spande-Carl Spande   9.09       21st
5 Grnod Covyeow-Darrell Preston    8.97       22nd
19 Brian Jung - Matt Jung   8.57  23rd
62 Bradley Leifermann    8.37    24th
15 Greg Poetz-Terry Noor        8.1 25th
66 Tony Brough-    7.88     26th
33 Philip Lokken-Jim Lokken       7.7 27th
49 Brian McAmis-Trevor Rogge    7.48   28th
67 Kevin Sieben-Cody Sieben 7.31 29th
9 Luke Christensen- Mitch Christensen    7.27      30th
25 Jeremy Brown-Brian Fritz  7.05  31st
34 Randy Wilcox-Jim Gilmer      6.87    32nd
72 GregSchultz-Eric Schultz      6.71    33rd
18 Brain Burandt- Evan Burandt      6.55    34th
35 Richard Kaopp-Phil Leitschun    6 .14     35th
46 Erik Jackson-Matt Redding    5.69   36th
41 John Polarsky-Guy Knudson     4.97    37th
27 Jeff Gilmer-Paul Pebwiett  4.55    38th
73 Mike Brewer-   4.35 39th
60 Terry Rehm-Matt Viscasillca 3.3 40th
16 Chad Whiting-Jack  Kiffe  3.18 41st
64 Mike Belda-Dillon Gereg   *Big Pike 9.4lbs*
1 Chris Wilkerson       
3  Jay Homuth -Brad Mazer  
4 Jeff Orth -Scott Zabinski  
6 Glenn Shultz-Jonie Shultz  
7 Jim Bakken - Danny Sinn  
8 Dannle Gomez-Andrew Kaspenek  
10 David Hoops -Mike Thomas  
12 Frank Whiteside-Ron Markham  
14 Brent Hood-Mark Palmer  
17 Lucas DeYoung-Brad Wynnemmer  
20 Steve Scholl - Ken Kocmick   
21 Chris Zakashefski -Tammy Zakashefski  
22 Peter-Herlotslay-Doug Geiser  
24 Jason Dudek-Paul Schwinghamer  
30 Ronald Halling-Joe Martinson  
36 John Wood-Branden Wood  
37 Howard Klahr-Rachael Klahr  
39 Jon Lawrence-Jesse Riedelman  
42 Dave Johnson-Kailey Johnson  
43 Jay Green  
44 Chuck Scott-Chad Renier  
45 Bill Cady-Evan Cady  
47 Scott Andres-Craig Wicklund  
52 Scott Shepperd-Nick Shepperd  
53 Bob Schill-Lorenzo Daniels  
55 Dale Schudi-Jeff Flom  
57 John Wicht -  
59 Marthy Thomson-Jeff Rengstaff  
63 Thomas Harkman-  
69 Gary Klinger  
71 John Mettler-Joe Ibrahim  
74 Dave Saterbak-  
75 Ted Cappra  
   

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