Presented by Buckeye Sports Center

gwynn and whitacreGeneva, OH- A sold-out field of 50 boats launched out of Geneva on what would be a beautiful day on Lake Erie. Boats spread out over the area from Fairport to Ashtabula looking for the right fish.

Taking top prize was Jim Gywnn and Matt Whitacre with 44.72# good for $3400. Jim and Matt fished Ashtabula in 60 feet of water pulling single colorodo worm harnesses 55-70 back on 3 0z. inlines. They also pulled fish on dipsey’s on 3.5 setting at 80 back. Pink back and nickel back colorodos blade were their best colors.

Runners-up Jason Kopf and Rodger Riggs pulled a nice bag of 42.18#. They fished in close to Geneva pulling worm harnesses with single willow blades worked best. They also brought in the Buckeye Sports Center big fish of the day monster 10.72# fish for a total of $1900.

Sam Cappelli and Ted Jackson took third with a great bag of 40.42# and also was the highest finishing Mercury Marine equipped boat good for $1150. Mitch Shipman and Chad Fenstermaker grabbed 4th with 38.82# for $800. Rounding out the top 5 was Don Lint and Greg Clayton 35.54#. Don and Greg also captured the Lund Boats Bonus and a paid 2017 NTC Spot. Bob McLuckey and Ryan Persutti win 2nd place NTC Side Pot.

Geneva wraps up another amazing year for Walleye Madness Tournaments. This could never happen without the support of great anglers and amazing sponsors!

Walleye Madness Tournaments are sponsored by Buckeye Sports Center, Lund Boats, 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. We also would like to thank our contributing sponsors: Mepps, Reef Runner, Surf Monkey Gear, Oakley, Opti-Tackle, Vibe, Rednek Outfitters and AirWave Pedestal.

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