Cominsky, Canon Capture WMT-WT6 Finale!

Cominsky, Canon Capture WMT Finale

 

Conneaut, OH-August 12th 2017-Waleye Madness held its series finale on what would be a breezy day on Lake Erie. Teams launched boats at the Conneaut Port Authority Ramp set to find 5 fish to bring to the scales.

Hard work prevailed as the team of Chase Cominsky and Lee Canon captured 1st place. Their Mercury equipped boat had them making a big run to Geneva. The big run didn’t pan out as planned as they found out quick the fish would just not bite. The fish were negative and they needed to make the choice quick. They reeled in their rods and headed back east to Ashtabula where they were able to locate active fish. “We got double right away” said Cominsky. They were able to stay on the active pod of fish, bringing 5 fish that weighed 34.05#. “Pulling deep bayrats on wire caught most of our fish” Canon explained. The team also was the highest finishing Mecury boat good for $200 totaling a payday of $2750.

Second place honors went to Emil Banar and Tim Heslop with a bag of 33.47#. They made a big run to the 14 line to get there 5 fish. Hendricks and Ulmer took 3rd place with a 31.62# bag anchored by the Buckeye Sports Center Big Fish of the day. The fish weighed in at 9.79lbs good for $200. The team ran bandits with weight added to get to the depths they needed to. The team of Leigh and Doughty received 4th place honors with a 24.74# bag. Rounding out the top 5 was Dean and Metzger. Lund Contingency honors went to Lint and Clayton. Lund Boats offers $300 to the highest finishing Lund Boat.

WMT would also like to congratulate Team of the Year Adam Momirov and Ryan Cecil they put together a great year and will be awarded the winner take all pot and some custom jackets.
WMT will be holding 2 special events this fall. October 15 at Berlin Lake and November 18th Cleveland Night bite out of Edgewater. Please watch for updates as both tournaments will sell out!

WMT would like to give a special thanks to the staff of Conneaut Port Authority for their hospitality.

Walleye Madness Tournaments offer true 100% payouts and no membership fees. Buckeye Sports Center Big Fish, Mercury and Lund Boats bonuses are added bonuses that are not taken out of the entry fees! That’s $700 added to each tournament! Every entry fee is given back to the winners, nothing ever held back! Big thanks to our title sponsors Buckeye Sports Center, Lund Boats and Mercury Marine. Also our awesome contributing partners Canyon Coolers, Rednek Outfitters, Accu-Cull, Airwave Pedestal, Sunoco, DB Marine, Worldwide Marine Insurance, Vibe, Oakley, Northland and Opti-Tackle who donated over $8000 in merchandise to be given out to the anglers at each tournament. Please go to walleyemadness.net for full standings and registration. Over 200 photos can be viewed on our Facebook page. Don’t miss out on our one of kind tournaments!

SIXTH ANNUAL ROD MARSHAL TOURNAMENT HELD ON HARLAN COUNTY LAKE

SIXTH ANNUAL ROD MARSHAL TOURNAMENT HELD ON HARLAN COUNTY LAKE

By Sandi Lyons-Hoard

            Saturday May 6 and Sunday May 7, 2017, the Sixth Annual Rod Marshal Fishing Tournament, hosted by the Harlan Anglers Walleye Club, was held on Harlan County Lake. Saturday the weather was overcast with no wind. Sunday was cloudy, warm with a strong southern wind.  A total of 162 fish were caught Saturday and 228 fish were caught Sunday for a total weight of 821.85 pounds of fish. 85 teams from Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado participated in this year’s tournament.

We want to say “Thank You!” to Dennis Heying and Tammi Heying and family of Minden, Ne., for all their help and support for and during the tournament. They helped to make this year’s tournament a huge success!

A special thanks goes out to the Nebraska Walleye Trail for their co-sponsoring and supporting the tournament; to the Nebraska Walleye Association and all the Anglers that fished the tournament and to all the area businesses for their donations and support of the tournament; to Todd Garringer for being the tournament’s weighmaster; to Rod Marshall family and Todd Garringer and son for doing boat checks both days, Rod Bartell for letting seeing the boats off and back in and Troy Hornaman for measuring fish.

The “Big Fish,” caught by Larry Riggs from Seldon, Kansas weighed 8.68 pounds and paid $850. This tournament had 100% payouts that were paid to a total of 17 winning teams. Listed are the top five teams:

  1. First Place at a cash prize of $7,200 went to Rob Martensen, and Greg Mekelburg from Nebraska. Total weight of fish caught for both days was 25.88 pounds.
  2. Second Place at a cash prize of $4,200 went to Bill Kunze and Greg Belgum of Nebraska Total weight of fish caught for both days was 24.94 pounds.
  3. Third Place at a cash prize of $2,900 went to Caleb Quinn and Travis Fredrick of Nebraska. Total weight of fish caught for both days was 24.42 pounds.
  4. Fourth Place at a cash prize of $1,300 went to Ben Seim and Scott Willis Nebraska. Total weight of fish caught both days was 23.60 pounds.
  5. Fifth Place at a cash prize of $1,000 went to Randall Horine and Brandon Sinsel of Nebraska. Total weight of fish caught both days was 22.60 pounds.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harlan Anglers Walleye Club Tournament held on Harlan County Lake

Harlan Anglers Walleye Club Tournament held on Harlan County Lake

By Rod Hoard

            Sunday June 4, 2017, the Harlan Anglers Walleye annual Fishing Tournament, hosted by the Harlan Anglers Walleye Club, was held on Harlan County Lake. The weather was sunny, hot with very little wind.  A total of 99 fish were caught Sunday for a total weight of 204 pounds of fish. Sixty one teams from Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado participated in this year’s tournament. This was a tough tournament as the lake level has been rising and is higher than it has been for years. This puts the fish back in the weeds and trees where unfortunately they are hard to find because of the density of the weeds and trees which makes it almost impossible for the boats to get through.

A special thanks goes out to all the Anglers that fished the tournament and to all the area businesses for their donations and support of the tournament; to Todd Garringer for being the tournament’s weigh-master; to Rod Marshall Family and Todd Garringer and son for doing boat checks and Troy Hornaman for measuring fish.

The “Big Fish,” caught by Steve and Jim Fitz from Broken Bow Nebraska and Wyoming weighed 6.42 pounds and paid $610. This tournament had 100% payouts that were paid to a total of 12 winning teams. Listed are the top five teams:

            First Place at a cash prize of $3,500 went to Dennis & Shelby Vance from Selden Kansas. Total weight of fish caught was 17.02 pounds.

Second Place at a cash prize of $2,150 went to Jared & Roger Meyer of Hastings & Ayr Nebraska Total weight of fish caught was 11.14 pounds.

            Third Place at a cash prize of $1,350 went to Bruce Webster & Justin Monsel of Lincoln Nebraska. Total weight of fish caught was 10.84 pounds.

            Fourth Place at a cash prize of $650 went to Casey Skiles & Shawn Stone from Alma and Loomis Nebraska. Total weight of fish caught was 9.64 pounds.

            Fifth Place at a cash prize of $450 went to Jim & Steve Fitz from Broken Bow Nebraska & Wyoming. Total weight of fish caught was 9.14 pounds.