LAST UPDATE 04/26/01
Professional Walleye Trail
Chamberlain South Dakota April 25-27 2001
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Sam Anderson Takes Lead with
Goal to Win His First PWT Event
Chamberlain, South Dakota....The Missouri River slowly
becomes Lake Francis Case in Chamberlain, a place walleyes call home.
The fish were very cooperative for the In-Fisherman Professional Walleye
Trail anglers and are a week post-spawn.
The pros and their amateur partners were in the southeastern
corner of South Dakota fishing for $250,000 in the PowerBait/
Midwest Pro-Am. The 3-day tournament runs April 25 - 27, and after
the first day, Wednesday
||Sam Anderson, Eagan, Minnesota, leads with 13.29 pounds.
This is the fourth time he has led a PWT tournament, and said, "I'm ready
to lead after the third day."His amateur partner, Jesse Fletcher, Pleasant
Prairie, WI also received the same weight, and leads that field.
||Holding second are 5-time PWT pro winner Ron Seelhoff, Lewellen,
NE, and amateur Doug Lovro, Sioux Falls, SD, with 12.78
||In third are pro Tommy Skarlis, Walker, MN who won the first PWT tournament
three weeks ago and amateur Ronnie Snyder, Rushville, NE, who brought
11.80 pounds to the scales.
The big fish of the day weighted 5.67 lbs
and brought $2000 for amateur
Dave Timper of Sioux Falls S.D and
pro partner Mitch Howe Billings Mt
|Despite a tough search for the bigger females who become scarce immediately
following their spawning activities, some nice walleyes came to the
scales. The top fish, 5.67 pounds, was worth $2,000 for amateur
Dave Timpe, Sioux Falls, SD. Other Bass Pro Shops big
fish paid $1,200 to amateur Bob Allen, Gillette, WY, for a 5.54-pounder.
Third and $1,025 went to pro Steve Haynes, Duluth, MN, for a 4.37
pound walleye. And, fourth place paid $950 to Anderson. His
walleye weighed 3.89 pounds.
Of the 151 pro-am partnerships, 123 came in
with 6-fish PWT limits. With the Missouri River "slot limit,"
each boat was entitled to bring two over 18 inches and four from
15 to 18 inches to the scales. The entire system seemed to
be filled with walleyes of all year-classes, indicating a good fishery
for many, many years.
Day two and day three weigh-in activities take place at Cedar Shore Resort
in Chamberlain, beginning at 3 p.m. The Friday festivities
culminate with a big payday when the pros tell where and how they
caught their fish. Walleye fans enjoy the frank and honest
opinions, knowing they can capitalize on the lessons and tactics next
weekend and all season long.
Bob Propst Sr. of Pierre S.D
|PWT executive Director Jim Kalkofen recognized Bob Propst, Sr., Pierre,
SD, with the first-ever PWT Honorary Lifetime Service Award. The
special plaque read in part, "A guide to many; a fishing pioneer;
a friend to all anglers." Propst introduced many popular walleye
tactics including deep-water fishing, bottom-bouncers and spinners, and
was a terror on the tournament trail in the 1970's,
1980's and early 1990's. His peers and many who learned from
thousands of his seminars gave Propst a standing ovation for his accomplishments.
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