2013 NWA Sherman Results 4-21-13

 100_1277The Nebraska Walleye Association held its first tournament of the 2013 calendar year at Sherman Reservoir on April 21, 2013.  There were 38 teams involved in this very cold affair.  The rules meeting was held on Saturday night at the Trade Winds Marina where all the teams gathered for a quick but effective meeting ran by Chuck Pavelka and Mike Means.  Continue reading


Morrison-RomanoWalleye Madness Tournaments (WMT) in conjunction with their official TWF Club WT6 (Walleye Team Six) held its first TWF NTC side pot event on April 21st at Mosquito Lake in north east Ohio. The tournament attracted 38 teams overall with 15 teams entered in the first of four NTC side pot tournaments slated to run in conjunction with the 2013 Walleye Madness Tournaments schedule.

“We’re excited to see the TWF concept and the new NTC side pot tournaments catch on” stated tournament director John Csizmadia. He added, “The side pot entries were slow at first, but once teams learned that someone would be winning a paid entry and bonuses to next year’s Cabela’s NTC, we wound up with 15 side pot entries and it attracted more teams overall to the tournament.” Continue reading


2nd-Place-FinishersFrigid temperatures and post cold-front fishing conditions faced the two-angler teams entered in the Walleye Madness Tournaments event held on Sunday, April 21st at Mosquito Lake in north east Ohio. Anticipation filled the frosty morning air as 38 boats launched to test their skills and to compete for rewarding prizes. The excitement level was especially high for the 15 teams entered in a side pot bracket who were vying for a berth to the 2014 Cabela’s National Team Championship.

Mosquito Lake lived up to its reputation of being Ohio’s inland walleye factory, with the majority of the field bringing a five fish tournament limit to the scales. What was impressive were the larger than expected weights given the weather conditions leading up to the event. The warmer afternoon weather for the weigh in and awards ceremony helped to attract a crowd of spectators who waited anxiously to view the bags of walleyes coming to the scales. Continue reading

Ohio Walleye Federation Tournament Results For Mosquito Lake, April 7th 2013

TWFlogo_250Forty teams competed on Mosquito Lake in the first Ohio Walleye Federation tournament of 2013 sponsored by Ravenna Marine. The already tough transition post spawn bite was made even more challenging with strong 20mph-30mph winds and high waves. Jim Gwynn & Matthew Whitacre overcame the tough bite and even tougher weather conditions to bring an impressive 5 fish limit of 15.42lbs to earn 1st place and the $2500 first place prize. Gwynn and Whitacre were trolling stick baits along the main river channel on the south end of the lake. The majority of the top teams also caught their fish trolling using a combination of stick baits and shad imitation baits on leadcore line targeting 13′-20′ of water. Trolling speeds ranged from 1.5mph-2.2mph. Other teams caught limits of fish jigging with jig/minnow combinations in 2-6ft of water. Big fish went to the team of Duffus and Hahner with a 4.08lb walleye vertically jigging blade baits in deep water. Continue reading