World Walleye Association (WWA) held its fourth Illinois qualifying tournament Sunday September 15th. The team of Jasen Shine (Lake Villa, IL) and Ed Michniewicz (Ingleside, IL) took top honors with a five fish basket of 4.58 lbs. on a tough bite. Jasen and Ed have qualified to fish in the Cabeleas NTC next year on Green Bay as they were also the Walleye Federation side pot winners. Big Fish honors belongs to Kevin Willis and Keith Volkmer. The teams fishing live bait seemed to out produce the trollers on this very tough day today where no six fish limits were brought in. Shine and Michniewicz are known to be able to produce fish in tough conditions with their live bait offerings.
The Complete WWA qualifier results are available at www.worldwalleye.com
World Walleye Association is running two individual series of events in 2013 (Illinois and Wisconsin). All qualifiers are low entry fee events with a guaranteed payout over 100% for the whole series along with sponsor prizes from Power Pole, Wrangler Rugged Wear and Optima Batteries. Top teams from each series will qualify for the WWA championship and all qualifiers in both Illinois and Wisconsin are TWF NTC side pot events.
WWA is sponsored by Wrangler Rugged Wear, Power Pole, Optima Batteries, Lund Boats and Mercury Marine.