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Professional Walleye Trail
Chamberlain South Dakota April 25-27 2001
the eyes of an amateur the PWT Midwest Pro Am by Chuck Harmston
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Martin Claims 2nd PWT Victory
And Wins $50,000 in Chamberlain, SD
Chamberlain, South Dakota.
Twin Lake Michigan
|It took 11 years, but Mark
Martin, Twin Lake, MI, won his second In-Fisherman Professional Walleye
Trail tournament. He captured the first PWT Championship in 1990,
but claimed the $50,000 first prize at the PowerBait/MinnKota
Midwest Pro-Am in Chamberlain, SD Friday, April 27.
Martin, with 13 top 10 place finishes, is the only touring
pro to have fished every PWT tournament. He has also qualified for
every Championship. His 3-day weight for 18 Missouri River walleyes
was 37.26 pounds. Martin fished shallow water near the area referred
to locally as Boyer's Bottoms, about 15 miles south of Chamberlain.
|He kept his boat in 10 feet of water and pitched 1/16th
jigs and minnows to a foot of water. Sometimes the fish preferred the lightweight
jig to rest on the bottom for five seconds or more. Strikes were
easily detected with 6/2 non-stretch FireLine.
The top amateur, who fished with three different
pros was John Galaska, Omaha, NE. He won a
outboard valued at $12,500. The pro-am format allows amateurs a chance
to fish and learn throughout each fishing day.
||The second place pro was Sam
Anderson, Eagan, MN, with 35.48
pounds. He won $15,000 by pitching Lindy jigs shallow.
was pro Myron "Jake" Jacobson, Mandan, ND, with 35.17 pounds.
He won $10,000. The total purse was about $250,000. Of special
note was the special commemorative plaque awarded to the pro who won the
10,000,000th dollar in PWT history, Gary Parsons, Glidden, WI. He
finished in fourth place, winning $7,500, with 34.97 pounds.
Dave Truett of Lowell In.
with his 7.45 walleye
The largest walleye of the tournament
Big fish awards were highlighted on the final day with the largest walleye
of the tournament, 7.45 pounds, caught by rookie pro Dave Truett, Lowell,
IN. He won $2,500, and also finished ninth overall. Second
daily big fish paid $1,200 to pro Keith Kavajecz, Kaukauna, WI, for a 4.75-pounder.
Third, 4.54 pounds, was worth $1,025 for amateur Mark Coleman, Carson,
IA. Pro Dale Gilbert, Ulm, MT, won $950 for fourth place, 4.35 pounds.
||Anglers winning designated awards were Martin,
the T-H Live
Release award and $500
Conover, WI, the Storm
Heavyweight award and $500
||Mark Broderick, East Bethel, MN, the Coleman Cool Under Pressure award,
$1,000. He advanced 92 places. Duncan McRae, Sturgis, SD, won the
Coleman amateur award, $600, for advancing 109 places.
|Tommy Skarlis leads the In-Fisherman Angler of the Year race, and if
he holds this prestigious spot, he will win $22,000, including a Mercury
OptiMax outboard. The PWT travels next to Lake Mille Lacs in Garrison,
MN, May 23 - 25. This event was originally scheduled for Red Wing,
MN, but flood-stage Mississippi River waters forced tournament officials
to make the change. Headquarters will be in Garrison, the northwest
corner of this popular Minnesota lake. More information will available
on the PWT web site this week, www.in-fisherman.com.
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