Opening Weekend

The Opening Weekend of trout fishing is an enduring tradition here at Meadowbrook on the Pine.  It is the weekend each year when members of Herm and Norm Schwarze's extended family along with a few long time friends gather at Meadowbrook to celebrate the beginning of a new trout season.  Lost family members and friends are remembered.  New family members are welcomed and introduced to Meadowbrook and it's history.  Cars are unloaded, fires are built, rods are rigged, stories are told and retold, waders are pulled on, crotch sticks are sharpened, pictures are snapped, casts are made, and usually some damn Mowinski wins the trophy.

 Look Back at Past Opening Weekends
2018 - See you at the 74th
2017 - Brent Mowinski - German Brown 22 1/2"
2016 - Brent Mowinski - German Brown 18 1/2"
2015 - Michael Bowyer - German Brown 17"
2014 - Bryce Mowinski - German Brown  18 3/4"
2013 - Lisa Bowyer- German Brown  21 1/4"
2012 - Brent Mowinski - German Brown  14 1/2" 
2011 - Brent Mowinski - German Brown  19"
2010 - Brent Mowinski - German Brown  17 3/4"
2009 - Ed Mowinski - German Brown  17 3/4" 
2008 - Brent Mowinski - German Brown  18 1/4"
2007 - Gavin McAlpine - German Brown  19 3/4"
2006 - Brent Mowinski - German Brown  17 1/4"
2005 - Brent Mowinski - German Brown  18 1/4"
2004 - Brent Mowinski - German Brown  17 7/8" 
2003 - Annie Halatek - German Brown  18 1/8"
2002 - Brent Mowinski - German Brown  18 7/8"
2001 - Rob Jellison - German Brown  15 1/4 "
2000 - Brent Mowinski - German Brown  17 3/4"
1999 - Ed Mowinski - German Brown  17 1/2"
1998 - Michael Bowyer - German Brown  16 1/2"
1997 - Ed Mowinski - German Brown  16 1/2"
1996 - Ed Mowinski - German Brown  17"
1995 - Chris Halatek - German Brown  17 3/4"
1994 - Dave Bowyer - German Brown  15 3/4"
1993 - Bruce Jellison - German Brown  20 5/8"
1992 - Rob Jellison & Carrie King - Brown  15 1/2 "
1991 - Ed Mowinski - German Brown  16 1/2"
1990 - Jennifer Carey - German Brown  16 1/2 "
1989 - Dave Bowyer - German Brown  18"
1988 - Dave Bowyer - German Brown  16"
1987 - Bruce Jellison - Brook  13 3/4"
1986 - Ed Mowinski - German Brown  14 3/4"
1985 - Ed Mowinski - German Brown  15 1/2"
1984 - Ed Mowinski - German Brown  17"
1983 - Dave Bowyer - Rainbow  13 1/2"
1982 - Jerry Horan - German Brown  16 1/2"


1981 - Lisa Bowyer & Annie Coburn -  Brown 17 3/8"
1980 - Lee Webster - German Brown  15 1/4"
1979 - Barry Jones - German Brown   23 3/4"
1978 - Jerry Horan - German Brown   19 1/8"
1977 - Gavin McAlpine - Rainbow  14 1/4"
1976 - Chris Halatek - German Brown  15"
1975 - Jerry Horan - German Brown  16 3/4"
1974 - Steve Bowyer - Rainbow  22"
1973 - Steve Bowyer - German Brown  18"
1972 - Carl Schwarze - Rainbow  14"
1971 - Lee Webster - German Brown  11 3/4"
1970 - Fred Schwarze Jr. - Brook  12 1/4"
1969 - Mark Dennis - German Brown  17"
1968 - Steve Bowyer - German Brown  15 1/2"
1967 - Pat Bowyer - Rainbow  12"
1966 - Fred Schwarze Jr. - German Brown  15 1/2"
1965 - Fred Schwarze Jr. - German Brown  12"
1964 - Bruce Jellison - Brook  8"
1963 - N.C. Schrader - German Brown  21"
1962 - Tom Schwarze - Rainbow  13"
1961 - Tom Moore - Rainbow  8"
1960 - Tom Schwarze - Rainbow  11 1/4"
1959 - Fred Schwarze Jr. - German Brown  18 1/2"
1958 - Art Wright - Rainbow  13"
1957 - Art Wright - Rainbow  13 1/2"
1954 - Bob Hilty
1951 - And the first known winner is.......
1950 - First Opening Weekend only fishing contest
1949 - The First Known Fishing Contest Winner?
1948 - The First Known Official Invitation
1947 - The Third Annual Opening Weekend
1946 - The Origin of the Fishing Contest
1945 - When it All Began

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