The second Illinois Walleye Trail points qualifier is in the books and we concluded the first half of the season with a bang.
Thirty eight teams competed in yesterday’s event on the Mississippi River in Albany, Il. A total of 113 fish crossed the scales for a total of 229.62 pounds for an average weight of 2.03 of walleyes and sauger.
Congratulations to the winning team of Maury Schmerbach and… Tim Ware for weighing the largest sack in Illinois Walleye Trail history! Maury and Tim focused their efforts on fishing two particular wing dams on Pool 14. The Iowa duo used a combination of tactics to secure the win. Maury had said, “early in the morning jigs and crawlers were on fire, but in the afternoon we switched to cranks and really pounded them!” Maury and Tim are true river rats and know how to get the job done topping the rest of the field by over 14 pounds! Congratulations guys and job well done!
Also congratulations to Brian Schwartz and Clayton Freiburger for earning the top spot in the NTC sidepot. Brian and Clayton will earn a bid to next years National Team Championship in Green Bay, Wi.