That’s A Keeper has big night on Lake Oliver to win 2018 Swift Fishing League title

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Byron Giese shows off a 26.75 inch walleye that he caught Thursday night at Lake Oliver.  The fish ended up helping his team win the overall title and also was the top walleye for the season.

(Note:  Thanks to Dave Benson for providing weekly fishing results from the Swift Fishing League for 2018.)

 

The league closed out the 2018 calendar Thursday, June 28 on Lake Oliver.  The evening was a sunny, warm 87 degrees.  Teams were thankful for the 12 mph SE wind to keep cool.  Surface water temperature was 75 degrees.  Teams launched boats on both the east and west sides of the lake.  The competition for season’s the top spot was on!  

Hot Shots and That’s A Keeper were only one point apart.  As the evening’s fishing went on, it was apparent it was going to take quite a few points to win that night as some big fish were being caught.  At the end of the three-hour event, the measuring table was busy.  All eleven teams had fish to measure.  Some teams had caught big fish, had them measured by league members during the event, and carefully released right from the boat.  The league ended up measuring 28 walleyes, and 14 of those walleyes were big ones over 20”.  All the big fish were quickly measured, then released back to the lake.  

A bonus point for largest fish went to Byron Giese with a 26.75” walleye worth 8 points....  

 

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Pictured: Byron Giese shows off a 26.75 inch walleye that he caught Thursday night at Lake Oliver.  The fish ended up helping his team win the overall title and also was the top walleye for the season.

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