Nebraska Walleye Association
Lake McConaughy Walleye Tournament
June 5-6, 2021
The Lake McConaughy tournament is in the books. This was the third of five qualifying events leading to the NWA Championship at Merritt in October. The event was sponsored by Lured In and Big Eye spinner baits. Thirty three teams competed for the 100% payback and points toward the championship. A total of 188 walleye were brought to the scales in the two day event weighing 583.29 lbs. Big fish of the event was 11.1 lbs.
Dan and Mitch Rosencutter finished first with 42.28 lbs. They were paid $3861.00 for their efforts. Joe Johnson and Bill Riley weighed in 40.32 lbs that paid $2772.00. Rounding out the top three the team of Rob and Sheri Rowland who also had big fish. They weighed a total of 40.13 lbs with only seven fish, a 5.73 lb average. The Rowlands received $2761.00.
Temperatures in the mid 90’s and very little wind made for tough conditions. Fish were caught in depths from 40 to 2 ft of water with the larger fish being caught deep. 90% of the fish brought to the scales were successfully released.