Walleye Madness Tournaments held their fourth and final tournament of the year July 25, 2015. The sold-out field launched out of Geneva State Park looking for Lake Erie gold. Teams spread throughout the lake looking to score a record setting $3000 first place prize.
The team of Matt Whitacre and Jim Gywnn took top honors with 32.60# bag. In a close second Zak Jobes and Dan Niese with 32.00#. Zak and Dan were also the top finishing Mercury outboard team which earned them additional $150. Tied for third place was the teams James Dean/Jeff Metzger and Frank Burkhart/Clint Kendrick with 31.55#. Dave Maholic and Mike Minton finished in fifth place with 31.20#. Jim Cooper and Steve Fielder took top Lund Boat Honors. Father/son team Ed and Nick Oleksy took Buckeye Big Fish with a 9.35# walleye.
Teams spread throughout the central basin from Geneva to Conneaut. Teams fished anywhere from 55 to 76 feet of water. Both deep diving crankbaits and worm harnesses worked well. Many teams reported using dipsey divers to get down to the fish lower in the water column. Deep Huskey jerks and Reef Runners also worked well. For full results please go to walleyemadness.net
Walleye Madness Tournaments are sponsored by Buckeye Sports Center, Lund Boats, Mercury Marine, Oakley and Mepps. The series offers no-membership fee required 100% payout tournaments, plus $500 per event in sponsor bonuses. Cabela’s National Team Championship qualifying is provided by the series affiliation with the national organization The Walleye Federation.
For more information contact:
Walleye Madness Director