The second walleye tournament for the 2019 season came with some bumps or shall we say huge waves in the way. Satuday’s tournament had to be cancelled due to some high winds and major 5-6’ waves making for a terrible day to go out and fish safely. Sunday the weather was very cold but at least the wind was not as severe, and we were able to have the second tournament of the season.
Fish were being caught near mud point using jigs and white crank baits seemed to catch the walleyes eye. Some boats had success casting into the rocks as well. Walleye were found anywhere from 10-25 feet deep. The crappie also was very hungry as they were caught everywhere and in any depth.
The fish caught were very thick and healthy as 75 walleyes were weighed. A total of 137.22lbs came across our scales on Sunday. Unfortunately, no walleyes over 28” were caught. Congratulation to Scott Tincher and Kyle Bader for winning first place with a total weight of 8.67 lbs. The second-place team of Rick and Gary Waldron had 8.36 lbs. Third place team Nate and Landon Stender had 8.01 lbs. Fourth place team Justin Debrie and Nick Brandyberry had 8.00 lbs and also came in with the biggest fish of 2.60lbs. Fifth place was Ben Garver and Brady Sikes with 7.81lbs. Sixth place was Jason Hettler and Ryan Verba with 7.70lbs. Seventh was Jared Muth and Lance Nelson with 7.66lbs and eighth was Cole Opbrock and Darrin Grasshands with 7.42 lbs.
A huge shout out goes to tournament host Trade Winds Marina for sponsoring big fish and allowing us to take over their place for the day. I also would like to thank Nebraska Walleye President Rich Losee for being the scale master and Kelsey Stender and Colin Baker for helping with the scale and scoreboard.
Nate Stender D.C.