2018 Wormsoakers Fishing Derby

At Lakewoods Resort Cable, Wisconsin.

This year was there were 16 Muskies caught and released from a total of 66 fishermen at Lake Namakagon Wisconsin. Of the 16 Muskys caught, 8 were over 40" in length. The weather was a bit challenging for some, temperatures in the morning were in the mid 20's with snow and Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph on Friday with whitecaps on the lake. Some decided to sleep in, only the heartiest ventured out into these challenging conditions. Wormsoakers group has come to Lakewoods Resort for 21 of the last 26 years to fish the second weekend of October . Next year will be the 27th year of Wormsoakers, October 11th and 12th 2019. Sadly Wormsokers 2019 will be without the original "Wormsoaker" Mr Bob Bell. Bob passed away on June 6, 2019 after a brief illness. I have created an Obituary web page in honor of Mr. Robert C. Bell. Click Here to go to the Bob Bell Obituary page.

The 2019 Wormsokers derby will continue in Bob's honor and memory, now organized by Anthony Smith from Rockford, Il. If your planning on attending the 2019 Wormsoakers Derby we need to know your information now.

Fishermen should send $275.00 to Tony Smith 1310 Kilburn Avenue, Rockford, Illinois 61101 . Please include your contact information and partner for our records.

or contact me at : tomclabough@mac.com
Kind regards, Tom Clabough

Click Here to see the photo Highlights of the trip.

Cold Conditions


Leo is determined to endure.


The “Biggest Fish “ was caught by Franz Olson caught a 47.5” Musky.

Leo Hauser caught two fish. A 39.5" and a 35" Musky total 74.5" Grand Prize winner .

John Rose caught and released a 46" Musky and a 30" fish total of 76 inches.

Chuck Clabough got a 33" and a 33.5" total of 66.5 inches .

First Musky was caught at 8:30 am. on Friday October 12th by Mike Buck.

Frank Sondergroth caught a 45" Musky

Stu Sondergroth caught a 43" Musky

Mike Norris caught a 41.5" Musky

Dan Satewater caught a 43.5" Musky

Dick Cholke caught a 43.5" Musky

The "Last Fish" was caught on Saturday at 5:55 pm. by Leo Hauser.

Bob Bell and Barry Kasmar won the "Alternate Species Contest"

Wormsoakers group has come to Lakewoods Resort for 21 of the last 26 years to fish the second weekend of October. Next year will be the 27th year of Wormsoakers. October 11th and 12th 2019 contact Organized by Mr. Bob Bell from Rockford. If you have any photos you can contribute to this years trip please send files to me at : tomclabough@mac.com Kind regards, Tom Clabough

Wormsoakers group donated over $600 this year to the "Breast Cancer Walk" charity organized by Kathy Rasmussen from Lakewoods Resort.

This is a group of friends and relatives that believe in "Catch and Release ". We try to good stewards of the outdoors,

obey all laws , rules and regulations and will always have fun when in the Northwoods of Northern Wisconsin.

Contact Anthony Smith if you would like more information about this trip.

Photos Gallerys from Previous years dating back to 2004.

Photo Gallery 2018 .