World Walleye Association – IL Results – April 15

1st Place

Jeff Schultz & Andrew Workinger
2 Fish @ 15.25 lbs. 

Sidepot Winners

Ingoglia & Spachman – 2 Fish @ 10.58 lbs.

Boat# Team Members Place Total Fish Total Wt. Big Fish Place Pts. Total Pts.
7 Schultz, Jeff Workinger, Andrew 1 2 15.25 9.20 400 410
12 Ingoglia, Nick – NTC Spachman, Michael 2 2 10.58 4.96 398 408
24 Shine, Jasen Michniewicz, Eddie 3 5 8.22 0.00 396 421
19 Zimmer, Anthony – NTC Vojak, Bill 4 2 6.75 5.99 394 404
26 Meade, Theresa Goralski, Tiffany 5 4 5.88 0.00 392 412
14 Greene, Jeff Macaluso, Jim 6 1 4.53 4.53 390 395
23 Dunn, Kyle Adcock III, Billy 7 3 4.17 0.00 388 403
11 Levin, Ron Klepacki, Edward (Tony) 8 2 2.63 0.00 386 396
4 Felling, Casey – NTC Wood, Trevor 9 1 1.67 0.00 384 389
10 Wall, Mike Motroni, Ron 10 1 1.47 0.00 382 387
5 Pettibone, Sean – NTC Gowans, Bill 11 1 1.29 0.00 380 385
34 Sesko, Eric Kathleen, Sesko 12 0 0.00 0.00 0 100
1 Galladora, Bob – NTC Dams, Al 13 0 0.00 0.00 0 100
25 Dewall, Janice Brill, Toni 14 0 0.00 0.00 0 100
35 Gofron, Mike Babe, Joe 15 0 0.00 0.00 0 100
13 Kiesgen Jr., Bob Kiesgen, Tom 16 0 0.00 0.00 0 100
2 McDonald, James – NTC Hosking, Ross 17 0 0.00 0.00 0 100
21 Mazur, Brian Mazur, Mark 18 0 0.00 0.00 0 100
17 Ingoglia, Tom Scholz, Victor 19 0 0.00 0.00 0 100
6 Murphy, Peter Mastandrea, Tim 20 0 0.00 0.00 0 100
8 Jalan, Tony Kainz, Nick 21 0 0.00 0.00 0 100
20 Dunn, Marc -NTC Adcock, Bill 22 0 0.00 0.00 0 100
16 Rehm, Richard Rehm, Ross 23 0 0.00 0.00 0 100
3 Wilson, Brian Wilson, Nick 24 0 0.00 0.00 0 100
28 Baron, Joe Baron, Mike 25 0 0.00 0.00 0 100
27 Humphrey, Martin Harmon, Justin 26 0 0.00 0.00 0 100
29 Shull, Jason Jesse, Lester 27 0 0.00 0.00 0 100
33 Nicolay, Chris Doherty, Brennan 28 0 0.00 0.00 0 100
22 Wirtz, Ray Kobeski, Andy 29 0 0.00 0.00 0 100
30 Vacker, Niel – NTC Kretsch, Nick 30 0 0.00 0.00 0 100
18 Winslow, Don – NTC O’Connell, Willy 31 0 0.00 0.00 0 100
31 Willis, Kevin Volkmar, Keith 32 0 0.00 0.00 0 100
15 Damron, Bill Steiskel, James 33 0 0.00 0.00 0 100
9 Becker, Jake – NTC Rice, Chris 34 0 0.00 0.00 0 100
32 Mikeska, John – NTC Mikeska, Bradley

Persistence Pays Off at OWF Mosquito Lake Tournament

For Immediate Release
For more information, contact:
Jon Siembor
OWF Committee

CORTLAND, Ohio-The Ohio Walleye Federation held its first tournament of the 2018 season on Sunday April 22nd at Mosquito Lake.  Thirty nine teams took to the water to compete for over $6000 in prize money.

Mosquito Lake walleye were persnickety.  The Walleye were in a post-spawn transition and could be found in deep water south of the cemetery or up in north in the muddy water.  Sonars showed the fish, but actively biting fish could be hard to come by.  Fishing reports indicated that the walleye were biting better than last year, but it would be a grind to get a full five fish creel.  Sunday brought temperatures near 60 with a sunny outlook for eager and hopeful competitors.

The team of Jim Leigh of Tallmadge, Ohio and Ronny Stoll of Orrville, Ohio claimed victory with a 1st place finish with 5 fish at 13.97 lbs.   The team caught their fish in 16’ to 21’ feet of water trolling leadcore at 2.2 mph.  Jim Leigh stated that “We pulled a total of twelve fish all day.  Eight were caught in the morning and four were in the afternoon.  Our big fish (4.35 lbs.) came about 10:30 am on a size five chartreuse flicker shad in 16’ of water”.   The team’s top lures were Berkley Flicker Shads in Slick Sunset, Firetiger and Perch color patterns.

Second place went to Mitch Shipman and Rick Mulraney with 13.39 lbs.  They trolled leadcore and flicker shads at 2.2 – 2.3 mph in the south end of Mosquito Lake.  Third place went to PJ Kerr and Brian Davies with a bag of 13.32 lbs.  Kerr and Davies trolled leadcore and mono with boards in the north end of the lake targeting 10’ to 14’ of water.   Their lure choice was a Flicker Shad.  Their big fish of 5.14 lbs. was netted in deep water on the south end of the lake near the cemetery.  The father and daughter team of Chris and Grace Shipman 12.90 lbs. took fourth trolling lead as well.  Local angler Terry Hovance and John Rubesich 12.70lbs rounded out the top five.  Big fish weighed in at 7.39lbs and belonged to Chuck McManos and Arthur Abott, who caught the fish trolling leadcore in deep water on the south end.

Teams reported catching fish leadcore trolling, trolling suspended, jigging livebait, and vibing.

The Ohio Walleye Federation will hold its next event on Berlin Lake May 6th.    The OWF events are made possible because of our sponsor support from Ravenna Marine, Vic’s Marine, Haine’s Marine, Worldwide Marine Insurance, Warrior Lures, and Goschinski’s Fin Feather and Fur along with many others.  For more information please visit or e mail

The general public is welcome to attend our weigh-ins beginning at 3 pm the day of the event.  The OWF promotes “Fishing, Family, Friends and Fun!”


Ohio Walleye Federation-Mosquito Lake Tournament:

1st  Place $2400  Jim Leigh and Ronny Stoll

2nd Place $1200  Mitch Shipman and Rick Mulraney

3rd Place $800     PJ Kerr and Brian Davies

4th Place $600     Chris Shipman and Grace Shipman

5th Place $400     Terry Hovance and John Rubesich

6th Place $200     Dennis Sharonne and Robin Lance

Big Fish  $250      Chuck McManos and Arthur Abbott


Special Thanks to all of our sponsors:

Ravenna Marine-OWF’s ILC Title Sponsor

Vic’s Marine-OWF’s Lake Erie Title Sponsor

Haine’s Marine

Fin Feather & Fur

Worldwide Insurance

Warrior Lures

Domka Outdoors

Reef Runner

Kerr Automotive

Fish D Funk


Snakebite Snaps

Les’s Bait


Fish USA

Dutch Fork

Church’s Tackle


Bay Rat

These sponsors make our tournaments possible!!!!



2018 Cabela’s National Team Championship Relocated Due To Flooding, Presented by Cabela’s

2018 Cabela’s National Team Championship Relocated Due To Flooding

Presented by Cabela’s

Ponca City, Okla.—May 9, 2018—The 2018 Cabela’s National Team Championship (NTC) has been moved from the Quad Cities area to Pools 7, 8 and 9 of the Mississippi River out of La Crosse, Wisconsin. Originally scheduled event dates of May 17-19 will remain the same.

“For more than a year, river anglers from across North America have been planning to visit the Quad Cities area for the NTC’s first trip to the Mississippi River—but Mother Nature had other ideas, and due to forecast flooding we are forced to move the event to a different site along the river,” said Robert Cartlidge, President and CEO of The Walleye Federation, which organizes the event on behalf of their  corporate partner, Cabela’s “The World Foremost Outfitter” and other sponsors.

“We exhausted all safe possibilities to keep the event in the Quad Cities as announced,” Cartlidge continued. “Unfortunately, water conditions there just would not support that goal. I want to thank the Quad Cities for all of their support on this decision to move.  They have been great to work with throughout the planning and relocation process, and we will try to go back there for an event someday.”

Cartlidge also acknowledged the support of Cabela’s NTC anglers, many of whom had spent months planning their Quad Cities visit. “We thank everyone who has been patient throughout this transition and the flooding issues,” he said. “Last-minute changes are something that no one likes, least of all us, but the relocated NTC has quickly taken shape into a fine championship event, thanks to the hard work of our staff. I am very proud of them to put all this together almost overnight.”

As a result of the move, Explore La Crosse ( is now hosting the prestigious national championship, which is widely considered the pinnacle of grassroots walleye tournament fishing.

The Cabela’s NTC annually draws hundreds of two-person teams from the U.S. and Canada, who qualified for the event through local TWF-sanctioned competitions.

This year’s NTC field stands at 200 teams, which will compete for a lucrative payout offering nearly 400 percent payback on entry fees. Anglers will fish for a minimum of $250,000 in cash and prizes, plus 50 custom Cabela’s All-American rings, trophies, travel stipends, plaques and more. First prize is $25,000 in cash plus a brand-new Mercury-powered Ranger boat.  A second Ranger-Mercury combo will be awarded through the Ranger Cup contingency, meaning the victors could take home more than $165,000 in cash and prizes.

The entire field will compete the first two days. Each team will be allowed to bring their best five fish to the scale each day. Competition will be fierce, as only the top 25 teams advance to the final round on day three.

Take-offs and weigh-ins will be held at Veterans Freedom Park located at 1 Clinton Street in La Crosse. Take-offs begin at 7 a.m., and fans are invited to the launch to cheer on their favorite teams each morning. Weigh-ins start at 3:30 p.m. daily, and should provide spectators with a steady stream of Mississippi River walleyes, plus the excitement of watching hundreds of the world’s top walleye anglers fight for the national crown.

Those unable to attend can watch weigh-ins stream live online at The action will also be filmed for national television airing on NBC Sports’ “Americana Outdoors” and the Pursuit Channel. Dates and airtimes will be announced at

Dale Radcliffe, director of the TWF-sanctioned circuit Mighty Miss Walleye Series, assures anglers the move will not affect their ability to enjoy world-class fishing.

“This section of the Mississippi has an excellent walleye fishery ranging from Lake Onalaska on Pool 7 to the vast channels and winding backwaters of Pools 8 and 9,” he reported. “The river has several strong year-classes of walleyes and saugers, with many fish in the 20-inch-plus class and some occasional bruisers over 10 pounds. Typical May weights are in excess of 20 pounds for a four-fish limit on our circuit.”

Radcliffe noted that water levels are quickly receding from a late spring in the region. “Things are slightly delayed about two weeks in the walleye world here right now.” he said. “The spawn wrapped up in the last week, so many female walleyes will be just coming out of a recovery period and be ready to put the feedbag on. The event dates should be perfectly timed to this part of the year where an expected 4- to 5-pound average will be the norm to cash a check.”

Cabela’s NTC sponsors include Cabela’s, Bass Pro Shops, Ranger Boats, Pepsi, Geico. Mercury, Explore La Crosse, and TWF.

Based in Ponca City, Oklahoma, The Walleye Federation manages the qualifying process and co-produces the event alongside the Cabela’s Corporate Brand Partnership Team. For details, visit, or call (580) 765-9031.

Cominsky, Canon Capture WMT-WT6 Finale!

Cominsky, Canon Capture WMT Finale


Conneaut, OH-August 12th 2017-Waleye Madness held its series finale on what would be a breezy day on Lake Erie. Teams launched boats at the Conneaut Port Authority Ramp set to find 5 fish to bring to the scales.

Hard work prevailed as the team of Chase Cominsky and Lee Canon captured 1st place. Their Mercury equipped boat had them making a big run to Geneva. The big run didn’t pan out as planned as they found out quick the fish would just not bite. The fish were negative and they needed to make the choice quick. They reeled in their rods and headed back east to Ashtabula where they were able to locate active fish. “We got double right away” said Cominsky. They were able to stay on the active pod of fish, bringing 5 fish that weighed 34.05#. “Pulling deep bayrats on wire caught most of our fish” Canon explained. The team also was the highest finishing Mecury boat good for $200 totaling a payday of $2750.

Second place honors went to Emil Banar and Tim Heslop with a bag of 33.47#. They made a big run to the 14 line to get there 5 fish. Hendricks and Ulmer took 3rd place with a 31.62# bag anchored by the Buckeye Sports Center Big Fish of the day. The fish weighed in at 9.79lbs good for $200. The team ran bandits with weight added to get to the depths they needed to. The team of Leigh and Doughty received 4th place honors with a 24.74# bag. Rounding out the top 5 was Dean and Metzger. Lund Contingency honors went to Lint and Clayton. Lund Boats offers $300 to the highest finishing Lund Boat.

WMT would also like to congratulate Team of the Year Adam Momirov and Ryan Cecil they put together a great year and will be awarded the winner take all pot and some custom jackets.
WMT will be holding 2 special events this fall. October 15 at Berlin Lake and November 18th Cleveland Night bite out of Edgewater. Please watch for updates as both tournaments will sell out!

WMT would like to give a special thanks to the staff of Conneaut Port Authority for their hospitality.

Walleye Madness Tournaments offer true 100% payouts and no membership fees. Buckeye Sports Center Big Fish, Mercury and Lund Boats bonuses are added bonuses that are not taken out of the entry fees! That’s $700 added to each tournament! Every entry fee is given back to the winners, nothing ever held back! Big thanks to our title sponsors Buckeye Sports Center, Lund Boats and Mercury Marine. Also our awesome contributing partners Canyon Coolers, Rednek Outfitters, Accu-Cull, Airwave Pedestal, Sunoco, DB Marine, Worldwide Marine Insurance, Vibe, Oakley, Northland and Opti-Tackle who donated over $8000 in merchandise to be given out to the anglers at each tournament. Please go to for full standings and registration. Over 200 photos can be viewed on our Facebook page. Don’t miss out on our one of kind tournaments!