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Walleye Madness in Geneva

 

Hot temps and calm water conditions didn’t hurt the bite on Lake Erie as the full 40 team field battled in the Walleye Madness  Tournaments  Geneva  event held on June 28th.  Finding the right school of walleye proved to be critical as the top 4 teams were separated by less than 1.5 pounds.

First place was captured by the team of Chris and Isaiah Shipman. The Shipman’s brought a five fish limit of 38.30# in their victory.  Second place was awarded to Sam Cappelli and Ted Jackson with a 37.70# bag. Sam and Ted also brought home Mercury Marine and WT6 contingency bonuses.

Third place went to Don Lint and Don Johnson with  a 37.25# bag. Jason Kopf and Rodger Riggs 37.00# captured  fourth  place.  Jason  and Rodger were also awarded the Buckeye Sports Center Big fish Bonus with a 9.70# walleye. Rounding out the top 5 was the team of Jerome Dorlack and Randy Eyre with 36.80#. Father and son team of David and Travis Hartman were awarded the Lund Boats contingency bonus for finishing as the top Lund boat.

The prevailing pattern of the day was targeting suspended fish in 55-72 feet of water. Presentations included trolling worm harnesses with variety of weights to achieve proper depth. Changing blade color and lure depth were critical factors in producing catches throughout the day.

Walleye Madness Tournaments are sponsored by Buckeye Sports Center, Lund Boats and Mercury

Marine. The series offers no-membership fee required 100% payout tournaments, plus $700 per event

in sponsor bonuses.  Cabela’s National Team Championship qualifying is provided by the series affiliation with the national organization The Walleye Federation.  Next up on the Walleye Madness Tournaments schedule is the WMT/WT6 Berlin Lake Trifecta on September 13th and 14th

www.walleyemadness.net.

 

For more information contact:
Greg Bentz
Tournament Director – Walleye Madness Tournaments
440-390-8054
info@walleyemadness.net
www.walleyemadness.net

Harlan Anglers Club Walleye Tournament

The Harlan Anglers Club walleye tournament (1 day)  was held Sunday June 1,2014  on the Harlan County lake located near Alma & Republican City Nebr. with forty nine two man teams fishing the tournament. Although the fishing was fantastic the thunderstorms made it interesting to say the least. A big Thanks to Patterson Beach Bar for allowing all the fisherman to file in to the beach bar for shelter as the rain and wind became severe and allowing the Harlan Anglers Club to give  out all the awards to the winners.

The Club would also like to Thank the area businesses for their donations as these items are used for Raffle items and the club was able to give away two free lifetime fishing permits in a free drawing for all kids under the age of sixteen at the rules meeting which was held at Simmy’s bar and Grill.  There were 153 fish caught in the Harlan Anglers one day Walleye  tournament for a total weight of 501 lbs and all fish were released back in to the lake.

There were ten walleye checked in that were 8lbs and above with the biggest weighing 9.05 lbs. All of these fish would have made the criteria for Master Angler in Nebraska and were released back in to the lake.IMG_20140601_163347_297

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first Place team winners were Ryan Miller from Holdrege Nebr and Bryan Nickelson from Kansas with a total weight of 23.40 lbs and had a big fish of 8.35lbs.

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2nd Place Jeremy Meyers Hastings Ne. & Jeremy Suck Kenesaw Ne. with 21.90 lbs and a big fish of 8.10 lbs.

3rd Place Jermy Collins and Luke Hendersons from Doniphan Ne. with 21.50lbs and a big fish of 9.05 lbs. Their big fish won the big fish award for the tournament.

4th Place Karl Detmers and Gus Stunkard 21.50 lbs with big fish of 8.05 lbs

5th Place Bill and Dick Nelson 21.45 lbs big fish 7.45 lbs

6th Place Chris Wissing & Randy 20.40lbs big fish 8.45 lbs

7th Place Bryan Bashore & Chris Augastine 20.05lbs big fish 8.05 lbs

8th Place Greg Belgum & Greg Mekelburg 19.20 lbs. big fish 8.0 lbs

9th Place Sean Temashek & Byeen Gillming 18.60 lbs big fish 7.50 lbs

10th Place Rod Hoard & Bo Land 18.60lbs big fish 6.70 lbs

In event of a tie the tie breaker is broke by which teams has the biggest big fish.

RIVER KING’S CHAMPIONS

 

 

Rob Lampman and Harry Miller, River King's Champions

Rob Lampman and Harry Miller, River King’s Champions

                Rob Lampman of DeSoto, WI. & Harry Miller of Bellevue, IA are crowned the 2014 WAT/Diamond Jo Casino “River King’s Champion’s”.  The top 30 teams from the regular 2013 tournament season were invited to attend.  Rob & Harry competed against 29 other WAT Teams and were victorious with a huge weight of 41.67 lbs.  This tournament was a Walleye Federation Side Pot Tournament with all 30 teams competing.  The tournament was also a Catch, Photo, Release format that allowed each team to record their 6 best fish. The teams were allowed to fish pools 11, 12 & 13 of the Mississippi River from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM on June 14, 2014.  The weigh-in was held at the Mississippi Moon Bar of the Diamond Jo Casino at 5:00PM & emceed by Walleye Pro Tommy Skarlis. 

 

Place

Boat Number

           TEAM

# Fish

Big Fish

Total

1

5

Miller/Lampman

6

8.84

41.67

2

2

Lehrman/Kruger

6

8.34

35.92

3

10

White/Siegele

6

7.41

28.62

4

22

Holten/Steufen

6

4.7

24.91

5

9

Ware/Oberbroeckling

6

5.39

22.16

6

18

Brinkman/Harris

5

4.87

19.66

7

16

Bremmer/Faga

6

4.38

18.17

8

7

Oyen/Kopp

5

6.75

18.09

9

20

Millenkamp/Steuer

6

8.34

17.87

10

13

Skarlis/Lahr

6

5.21

17.87

11

21

Eiben/Eiben

6

6.55

17.11

12

25

Beck/Brye,T

3

5.95

13.54

13

11

Bisdorf/Freiburger

6

2.76

13.03

14

4

Withey/Egstad

3

4.7

12.59

15

23

Brestrup/Flury

6

2.54

12.21

16

3

Willett/Shulista

5

4.22

11.41

17

15

Schumacher/Streif

5

3.25

10.95

18

6

Glynn/Schmerbach

4

3.64

9.39

19

17

Schlueter/Maires

4

4.38

8.7

20

26

Kirby/Swartz

4

2.54

8.63

21

1

Berns/Hancock

3

3.51

7.61

22

28

Anderson/Mielkey

2

3.78

5.73

23

24

Killinger/Killenger

2

3.25

5.11

24

8

Thill/Lester

2

2.65

4.6

25

19

Haugen/Haugen

1

2.23

2.23

26

12

Pape/Pankowski

0

0

0

26

14

Hammargren/Newhoff

0

0

0

26

27

Demkier/Schlegel

0

0

0

 

29

Schneeberger/Renner

0

0

0

26

30

Brye, B/Von Ruden

0

0

0

 

TOTALS

114

387.78

 

 

 

SPONSOR PARTNERS

Diamond Jo Casino – Bird Chevrolet – Ranger Boats – Miller Electric – WalleyeFirst.com – Walleye Central – Victory Ford – Northern Battery – The Bait Shack –  National Professional Angler’s Association

Ohio Walleye Federation on Berlin Lake

The Ohio Walleye Federation held its 2014 Ravenna Marine Inland Lake 2-Day Champhionship on Berlin Lake June 21 & 22.  After several days of thunderstorms and severe weather Berlin Lake had risen 4ft in just two days before the tournament.  Teams persevered through the tough pre-fishing understanding fluctuating water levels had made a normally tough bite tougher and knowing landing every bite would be critical to claiming the guaranteed $2500 1st place prize.  The team of Collin Murphy and Jay Dossi persevered over 25 other teams bringing in a 5 fish limit each day for a 2 day total of 25.48lbs capturing the $2500 1st place prize.  Murphy/Dossi reported a tough day of pre-fishing the day before the tournament eventually catching one 4lber in shallow water.  Knowing that was the size fish that was needed to win the tournament the team decided they were going to focus on shallow water all day and try to grind out 5 bites.  The plan came together and after day 1 they were in the lead with a 5 fish bag of over 14.5lbs.  Day 2 the team was able to scratch out another 5 fish limit securing the first place prize.  Murphy/Dossi reported catching their fish on jig and worms in 3-5ft of water.  Second place went to the team of Robert Burkholder and Marion Erb with a 2 day total of 22.84lbs.   They also caught their fish using jig and worms in 15-22ft of water.  The top two teams were the only teams to bring in a 5 fish limit each day showing once again the consistency is critical to winning a two day tournament.  Other top finishing teams included Mulraney/Sharrone in 3rd, Drotar/Bowen in 4th, Dossi/Barwick in 5th and Shipman/Shipman in 6th.    Reports from the remaining placing teams were a mix of jigging with worms and trolling crankbaits on leadcore.

 

2014 OWC ILC Championship Berlin Lake

Finish

Team

Day1

Day2

Total

Murphy/Dossi

14.6

10.88

25.48

1

Burkholder/Erb

13.54

9.3

22.84

2

Martin/Mulraney

12.2

7.12

19.32

3

Drotar/Bowen

3.28

14.66

17.94

4

Dossi/Barwick

8.66

9.16

17.82

5

Shipman/Shipman

11.54

6.18

17.72

6

 

The 2014 ILC points team champion was also determined with the team of Robert Burkholder and Marion Erb taking 1st place.  The team had a great year with a 4th place finish at Mosquito Lake, 2nd place at Pymatuning Lake,  2nd place at Lake Milton, 2nd place on day 1 of Berlin Championship and 6th place finish on day 2 of Berlin Championship.  The team of Shipman/Shipman were 2nd in points and Siembor/Whitlatch were  3rd.

 

2014 ILC Points

Finish

Team

Points

Burkholder/Erb

394

1

Shipman/Shipman

383

2

Cappelli/Jackson

379

3

Siembor/Whitlatch

379

4

Drotar/Bowen

374

5

 

More details and complete results can be found at www.FishOWF.com

Thanks to our Sponsors: Ravenna Marine, Fin, Feather and Fur, Vic’s Sports Center, Kerr’s Automotive, World Wide Marine, Canyon Coolers, Reef Runner Fishing Lures, Haines Marine, Traxstech Fishing System, B & B Tangle Free Bait Boxes, Cisco Fishing System, Kames Sports, Fish Usa, Rednek Outfitters, Church Tackle Co., Erie Outfitters and Rodmakers Shop.

 

 

Bolles Harbor and Beyond

When it comes to fishing Lake Erie, the main question is always, who is willing to make a long run to find the bigger fish to win the tournament?  That was mostly the case again this year launching out Bolles Harbor.  Bolles Harbor is a nice launch and great parking to hold the event.  The club members  do not have to make a long run out of the launch to catch fish, however, if they want to shoot for the larger walleyes and win the tournament it would be a trip towards West Sister Island and beyond.
The weather started off a little shaky on tournament morning .  The teams that fished Breast Bay had rain and hail that filled the bottom of the boats and of course our friend, the wind, in the morning.  The teams that ran out towards West Sister and beyond had some rain and wind and a lot of dark clouds.  However, by the end of the day it laid down and became a great day to be out.
When it can to the end, 27 boats brought in 88 fish to the scales, three more boats than the previous trip to Lake Erie in 2013.  It was a decent day and everyone enjoyed the outing.  Look for the top 10 to share techniques and location on where they caught fish.  The question has already arisen about next year, are we fishing Port Clinton and are we going to be able to fish in Canadian waters?
Where the club fishes next year will be voted on by the membership and the Board will discuss the Canadian water issue for 2015.  The question will always remain, are you willing to make the run to win a tournament?

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Disabled American Veterans Walleye Tournaments

 

The Brant and Fields Commemorative Walleye Tournament was held June 15, 2014. Thirty-three teams participated. Rainy, cold and windy conditions Saturday  changed to calm, sunny and 80 degrees Sunday for the tournament. The team of John Maholic, Bradford, PA, and Matt Clark, Mount Jewett, PA, cleaned up with the big basket of the day and biggest fish.DAV 061414 winners

They brought a full basket to the scales weighing 11.72 pounds including a big fish of 4.70 pounds. With that catch they took home $4,459.00. A very generous donation to the Alan Ward Whopper Walleye pot of $2000.00 came from the Warren Elks Lodge 223. Their involvement has increased the big fish payout tremendously. Their Exalted Ruler, Jeff Frailey, said they would like to continue their participation.

In the afternoon before the teams returned to the scales, National Professional Anglers Association member Brent Long put on a fishing clinic for 13 children. He covered PFD safety, knot tying, bait and casting. Using poles baited with  plastic minnows, they had the opportunity to cast for some plastic fish. The clinic ended with a book and brand new fishing pole for each of the children.

The day ended for the fishermen with 116 fish for 160.62 pounds. There were 19 limits and 5 blanks. Total payout for the day was $7,651.00.

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LEWT Huron 2014 Championship

Huge weights, and a new champion is crowned at the Cabela’s, Crown Battery, Sharpnack Direct, Lake Erie Walleye Trail (LEWT) “Championship” tournament, hosted by Erie Outfitters of Sheffield Lake Ohio.

The final event of the 2014 season kicked off with 10-12 teams still within striking distance of the prestigious 2014 LEWT Team of the Year award. The two day championship event held at Huron Ohio would decide the 2014 battle for Lake Erie Walleye Supremacy!

The first day of the tournament was sunny and calm as the team of Ronnie Rhodes and Joe Whitten brought in a monster bag of five fish weighing 49.23# to take nearly a seven pound lead going into Sunday. On day two anglers were met by cloudy skies that were in no time giving way to rain. No problem for Rhodes and Whitten as they added another 44.36 pounds for a two day total of 93.59 pounds, as they cruised to their second victory of the 2014 campaign. Second place went to Jason Kopf and Rodger Riggs with 10 fish and 82.14 pounds. In the third spot Robert and Anna Lester had a two day total of ten fish and 78.54 pounds.

Winners - Ronnie Rhodes and Joe Whitten

Winners – Ronnie Rhodes and Joe Whitten

Randy Eyre and Corey Miller used a strong sixth place finish at the Championship to capture the coveted 2014 LEWT Team of the Year title. LEWT sponsor Smooth Moves is awarding our Team of the Year anglers a pair of Smooth Moves Ultra Suspension seats. Tournament host “Erie Outfitters” is also supplying embroidered Team of the Year jackets to each of our winning team members.

Rhodes and Whitten also brought in the largest walleye of the tournament at 11.33 pounds to win the first place Big Fish cash prize. Second place cash went to Randy Cline and Robert Kitts for an 11.22 pound walleye.

Randy Cline and Robert Kitts cashed in on the $150 Medina Plating Early Bird award that goes to the top finishing team that entered all four events before the Early Bird deadline.

2014 LEWT Team of the Year, Randy Eyre and Corey Miller

2014 LEWT Team of the Year, Randy Eyre and Corey Miller

LEWT title sponsor Sharpnack Direct pays a cash prize to the highest finishing LEWT angler who owns a vehicle purchased from Sharpnack. Randy Cline also won this $150 cash award.

Using a random drawing, four teams were awarded vouchers for a free electronic mapping chart from LEWT sponsor Navionics. This is a great prize. The $50 J&J Roofing Loyalty cash was also given via random drawing.

The top three teams in the Team of the Year race will receive bids to represent the WBSA/LEWT at the Cabela’s National Team Championship event in 2014, sponsored by The Walleye Federation.

Over two days the 46 teams brought 432 walleye to the scales that averaged 6.49 pounds. Teams mentioned fishing from Kelley’s Island clear over to Lorain. The winners used Reefrunner crank baits to pull their winning bag, while the rest of the teams reported using a mixed bag of crank baits and crawler harnesses.

For more information about WBSA/LEWT, and full results on our tournaments and Team of the Year standings, please visit www.wbsa.us

The Western Basin Sportfishing Association is a social based club for anglers that fish in the Western and Central Basins of Lake Erie and its tributaries. Membership is open to anyone interested in fishing, no matter their location or skill level. Our goal is to present information in a manner that will help sustain and improve fishing in one of the greatest inland sport fisheries in the world. Scientific information, fishing techniques, locations and presentations are presented at our meetings by expert and knowledgeable speakers and tournament anglers from our group. These anglers are very open with techniques, and will help any member that is trying to learn new methods.

Please support our 2014 LEWT sponsors: Cabela’s, Crown Battery Systems, Sharpnack Direct in Willard, Magee East Campground and Marina, Medina Plating, Ranger Boats, Waldo Peppers Restaurant, Smooth Moves, Worldwide Marine Underwriters, Reef Runner Lures, Vic’s Sports Center, Erie Outfitters, Navionics, Rednek Outfitters, Hi-Way Bait Tackle and Lodging.

Neubauer, Tourangeau Score Comeback Win and Over $150,000 in Cash and Prizes At Cabela’s National Team Championship

Neubauer, Tourangeau Score Comeback Win, 30,000 Cash and TWO New Ranger Boats with Evinrude Outboards At the 2014 Cabela’s National Team Championship

Green Bay, Wisc.—May 31, 2014—Michigan’s Ross Neubauer and Jamie Tourangeau overcame a 9-pound, 10-ounce final day deficit to score a dramatic comeback victory at the 2014 Cabela’s National Team Championship.

“This is unbelievable,” Tourangeau, of Escanaba, said while clutching the coveted Cabela’s NTC trophy seconds after claiming the crown in front of a cheering crowd gathered in the shadows of Green Bay’s legendary Lambeau Field. “We were so far behind, we thought we were fishing for second place.”

A three-day event held May 29-31, the Cabela’s NTC is widely regarded as the pinnacle of grassroots walleye tournaments. It is comprised of two-person teams that qualified through competition in local tournaments organized by walleye clubs sanctioned by The Walleye Federation.

During the first two days of competition, the full field of 237 teams from 20 states and provinces across North America battled on the walleye-rich waters of Green Bay and the Fox River. Each team was allowed to bring their best five fish to the scale each day. Competition was fierce, as only the top 25 teams advanced to the final round on day three.

Neubauer and Tourangeau, who qualified through the Great Lakes Sport Fishermen club out of Escanaba, sacked a respectable 31 pounds, 3 ounces on day one and 29 pounds, 9 ounces on day two to enter the final round in second place with 60 pounds, 12 ounces. They trailed Wisconsin’s Adam Adler, of Oconto Falls, and Ryan Dempsey, of Oneida, who had a commanding lead with 70 pounds, 6 ounces.

“We stuck to our game plan,” said Neubauer, of Iron Mountain, explaining that he and Tourangeau trolled gold-colored crankbaits behind planer boards to target walleyes suspended around 15 feet down over deeper water off a sand point between Peshtigo and Sturgeon Bay.

Weighing in ahead of the leaders, Neubauer and Tourangeau brought a 28-pound, 13-ounce five-fish limit to the scale for an 89-pound, 9-ounce total weight. As Adler and Dempsey took the stage with a limit of their own, the walleye world collectively held its breath. Adler and Dempsey needed 19 pounds, 3 ounces for the win. And considering they had brought in baskets weighing more than 30 pounds apiece to the scale on both days one and two—and led the field the entire tournament—the odds of victory were definitely in their favor.

But this day would be different. Adler and Dempsey’s final weight tallied 18 pounds, 13 ounces for an 89-pound, 3-ounce total—leaving them just six ounces short of claiming the championship. “Today we played it safe and it cost us,” said Dempsey.

Neubauer and Tourangeau were stunned. Besides ultimate bragging rights in the walleye world, they claimed the $30,000 first-place cash prize, along with a $60,000 Evinrude E-Tec powered 620 Ranger boat. They also won a second Ranger and E-Tec combo through the Ranger Cup contingency program, pushing their total winnings over $150,000.

In all, the Cabela’s NTC paid out $121,000 in cash to the top 50 teams and $14,600 in Cabela’s gift cards to the remainder of the field. In addition, the top 25 teams earned the title of “Cabela’s All-Americans” and received commemorative rings marking their achievement.

Another $1,000 in Cabela’s gift cards was awarded for big-fish and big-basket honors. On day one the Chevrolet Big Basket Award went to Adler and Dempsey for their 39-pound, 8-ounce bag. They also pocketed the Evinrude Big Fish Award for the 9-pound, 3-ounce trophy that anchored the impressive weight. On day two, the Ranger Boats Big Basket Award went to Wisconsin’s Kevin Adams, of Shawano, and Pat Schuette, of Manitowoc, for their 31-pound, 1-ounce catch. Day two Pepsi Big Fish honors went to Wisconsin’s Phillip Weigel, of West Salem, and Adam Woodhouse, of Stoddard, for the 10-pound, 3-ounce beauty that ended up big fish of the event.

A total of 1,969 fish weighing 7,221 pounds, 2 ounces crossed the stage during the three-day Cabela’s NTC event, of which the vast majority were released alive back into the Green Bay system.

Adding to the excitement, the event was streamed live on the internet and filmed for national television, to air the first week of August on “Americana Outdoors” on NBC Sports and the Pursuit Channel. Exact dates and airtimes will be announced at walleyefederation.com.

The event offered a number of family-friendly activities. A Kid’s Fishing Clinic was followed the day one weigh-in; youngsters met NTC competitors and received free rod-and-reel combos courtesy of Cabela’s and The Walleye Federation. On Saturday, Ranger Boats and Evinrude motors presented a TESTRIDE event at Metro Boat Launch, offering the chance to test-drive four new, fully-rigged, Evinrude E-Tec powered Ranger boats.

Weigh-ins were also just a short cast from Cabela’s brand-new 100,000-square-foot destination retail center at 1499 Lombardi Avenue in the Village of Ashwaubenon. With a Wisconsin Sportsman’s Hall of Fame showcasing trophy animal mounts and other memorabilia honoring the state’s outdoor heritage, plus aquariums and an incredible selection of outdoor gear, it provided the perfect place to spend time between take-offs and weigh-ins.

Cabela’s NTC sponsors include Chevrolet, Ranger Boats, Evinrude, Geico, MotorGuide and Pepsi. The Walleye Federation, based in Ponca City, Oklahoma, manages and produces the event, including the qualifying process. For details, visit walleyefederation.com, or call (580) 765-9031.

For Final Results CLICK HERE

For pictures of the event CLICK HERE

Cabela’s NTC Final Results

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