Courtney Dornfeld

 In Angler Spotlight
Angler’s Name
Courtney Dornfeld
What town do you live in?
Glen Ellyn
How many seasons have you competed in the World Walleye Association?
This is my first season
How old were you when you started fishing? On what Lake did you get started fishing?
I was nine years old when I started fishing with my grandpa on the Kingston Mill Pond in Wisconsin.
Who was your first hero or mentor in the fishing world?
Gary Parsons
How did you get started tournament fishing? And what made you jump in?
I started fishing local tournaments with my best friend when I lived in Wisconsin. I love fishing and am very competitive.
What is your bread and butter, go-to tactic on the water?
Trolling is my tactic
Outside of competitive fishing, what do you do for your 9-5 job?
I am a heavy equipment operator in the Local 150 union
What accomplishments are you most proud of in the tournament world?
When the weather changes, I am able to adapt to conditions by changing my strategy and techinique
Other than the Fox Chain, what is your favorite body of water to fish and why?
My favorite body of water is Lake Puckaway in Wisconsin because the fishery of the lake contains a variety of quality fish for both catch and release as well as keeping.
Outside of fishing, what are your hobbies? What do you do for fun?
I also love hunting and snowmobiling.
What is your favorite tournament moment?
Fishing as a co-angler in the NWT was my favorite tournament moment
How big was your best Walleye and what lake did you get it on?
My biggest Walleye was 28 inches in the Fox River in Wisconsin.
Is there anyone you would like to thank that supports your fishing?
I’d like to thank my wife that supports my fishing.
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