LAST UPDATE 04/28/01
Professional Walleye Trail
PowerBait / Midwest Pro-Am.
Chamberlain South Dakota April 25-27 2001
Through the Eyes of an Amateur - PWT Midwest Pro-Am
Pre-fishing was an interesting time with the weather conditions ranging from a blizzard on Sunday to sunny and 70 degrees on Tuesday. The walleyes were also in middle of spawning. The top presentation for pre-fishing in our boat was to pitch yellow or orange and yellow Lindy fuzzy grubs tipped with fat head minnows into the rip rap shore lines or the many shale points and high banks. Vertical jigging in the 10 to 28 foot ranges also proved to be productive. These presentations also were key during tournament time for most contestants. With the slot size of four fish 15 to 18 inches and two fish over18 inches per boat this would prove to be a tournament separated by ounces for many of the anglers. When tournament time rolled around high pressure had set in bringing three beautiful days to be on the water. After the final weigh ins on day three Mark Martin pulled out the win over Sam Anderson by a little less than two pounds with a 37.26 lbs. to 35.48 lbs. respectively. The top amateur was John Galaska with 36.69 lbs. Pro Dave Truett out of Lowell IN. caught the largest walleye of the tournament weighing in at 7.45 lbs. I would also like to commend In-Fisherman for a well-organized and professionally run tournament. A tremendous amount of behind the scenes work and effort are put into the tournaments and they executed it perfectly. Great job!
1st Place Pro Mark Martin
PWT Host Cedar Shore Resort
Past PWT Champion Ted Takasaki pitching fuzzy grub jigs
Pro Tom Backer Prefishing
Monday Morning After the Blizzard
Perry Good's boat needed shoveled out Monday morning
So you wanna be a pro?
Just minutes before the tournament starts
Storm Heavyweight Award winners Norb Wallock and amateur partner Chuck Harmston with a catch of 14.66 pounds
About Chamberlain / Oacoma South Dakota Area: Lake Francis Case is a
incredible fishery with many boats reporting catches between
20 to 40 fish per day with the occasional fish 22 to 24 inches long.
Boat launches were numerous and appeared to be brand new with lots of parking.
And if you don't
Cedar Shore Resort, 605-734-6376 and the Chamberlain/Oacoma Chamber,
Anyone 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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