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SD Angler Wins FLW Walleye Tour Championship

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — South Dakota angler Dan Stier won the National Guard FLW Walleye Tour Championship on the Missouri River in North Dakota with a final-day catch Sunday of five fish weighing a total of 18 pounds, 14 ounces.

The angler from Mina, S.D., had a four-day catch of 18 walleyes weighing 69 pounds, 4 ounces. He won by more than 4 pounds and took home more than $70,000.

The tournament featured 40 of the worlds’ top professional walleye anglers. Dean Arnoldussen of Appelton, Wis., was runner-up, followed by Chris Gilman of Chisago City, Minn.; David Andersen of Amery, Wis.; and Bill Shimota of Lonsdale, Minn.

Todd Dankert of Anoka, Minn., was the top amateur in the tournament, with a three-day catch of 15 walleyes weighing 58 pounds, 12 ounces. He won $7,000.

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