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LAST UPDATE 07/10/01
Professional Walleye Trail
Saulte Ste Marie July 18-20
North East Pro/Am
Press Release for July
Day 1 Press Release
Day 1 Pro Results
Day 1 Am Results
Day 2 Press Release
Day 2 Pro Results
Day 2 Am Results
Day 3 Press Release
Day 3 Pro Results
Day 3 Amateur Results
Search for $250,000 Walleyes
Starts in Sault Ste. Marie July
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan....From the famous Soo
downstream, the top anglers in the world will be searching for
$250,000 prize walleyes. They will fish a maze of St. Mary's
channels, islands and bays in the Mercury/Trilene Northeast Pro-Am,
This will be the second year in a row for the In-Fisherman
Professional Walleye Trail (PWT) tournament in Sault Ste. Marie.
Last year's winner
Mike Gofron, Antioch, IL, said, "I'm looking
forward to coming back. The crowds were enthusiastic and everywhere
I went, people were friendly and interested in fishing. It's
place to take the family."
When Gofron, a PWT Championship qualifier every year
fished the tour, speaks, walleye anglers listen. He has more
place finishes, 23, than any other pro. He has won Angler of
Year titles and Remington Top Gun honors. He said, "I expect
consistent bite, with the deeper river patterns probably most
productive." Gofron, known as a master jig fisherman, will probe
river's many rock humps.
All activities take place at river front Aune Osborn
about a mile east of the Locks. Weigh-in begins at 3 p.m. daily,
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, which is a great opportunity to meet
and greet pro anglers. Following Friday's weigh-in, nearly $250,000
will be awarded, including $50,000 to the pro winner and a $12,500
Lund/Mercury boat package to the winning amateur.
The PWT is a Pro-Am format, with the pros providing
and tackle. Each amateur joins a different pro daily for the
best educational fishing seminar. Together the pro and amateur
to catch six walleyes large enough to win any of the top 30 prizes,
plus the $5,000 daily Bass Pro Shops big fish awards.
This is the fifth PWT tour stop of 2001, with the
destination, Lake Erie at Dunkirk, NY, in August. A few amateur
openings exist in both tournaments, and interested anglers should
contact PWT Headquarters at 218-829-0620, or check these web sites,
www.professionalwalleyetrail.com for details.
Leading the In-Fisherman Angler of the Year race
Papineau, Escanaba, MI, one of several Upper Peninsula Michigan
anglers attempting to keep the Northeast Pro-Am title in the UP.
Other area anglers with intentions on the top prize include Mike
McMaken, Cedarville, Rick Erickson and John Hohense, Iron River, and
Dee Ransom, Sault Ste. Marie. McMaken, a rookie pro this year,
considers the tournament as "home waters."
He said, "I'd like to the the one with the big catch,
feel it will take a 4 1/2 pound average to win. So many spots
produce, and if I stay focused on a limit each day and fish my best,
maybe this will be my chance."
The PWT is part of PRIMEDIA, Inc., America's leading
producer of targeted media headquartered in New York City. PWT
sponsors include: Sault Convention & Visitors Bureau: 800-647-2858
looking for a ride, rider, or someone to share lodging and expenses with,
can be posted on the PWT info bulletin board. Please
provide your name, city, state and dates of travel, and any other pertinent
notes you wish to include on your board posting and Email it to email@example.com.
Since this will be public information, it will be up to you on how much
information you wish to display on the board, such as addresses and phone
numbers. After a note is posted and an arrangement is requested, we will
forward the name, address and phone number to the appropriate party(ies).
This information will not be disseminated with out the consent of the parties
involved. The point person coordinating the bulletin board information
is Randy Tyler, can be reached at home at (708) 425-0996 Future possibilities
for the website could include information like travel tips, lodging information,
landings, local bait stores, etc. Hopefully, this “networking” will
make traveling for all contestants’ easier, more cost effective, and safer,
as well as promoting PWT fellowship. Your input, comments and suggestions
are welcome and appreciated.
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