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LAST UPDATE 07/02/01
Professional Walleye Trail
Lake Sakakawea June 27 - 29
Release for June 18,2001
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PWT Walleye Pros to Explore
Sakakawea 200 Years After Lewis & Clark
Beulah & Hazen, North Dakota....The In-Fisherman
Walleye Trail (PWT) touring pro anglers will soon arrive in these
central North Dakota farming and mining communities. While fishing
famous Lake Sakakawea June 27 - 29 in the Lund Western Pro-Am, they
will recognize the same terrain described by explorers Meriwether
Lewis and William Clark two centuries ago.
In fact, Lewis and Clark caught and first described
in this region. The sauger (a close cousin to the walleye) fishery
is strong in most Missouri River impoundments, however, walleyes
generate the most attention. "Walleyes in the four to seven pound
range are common, and I expect to see plenty of them at weigh-in,"
said state fisheries chief Terry Steinwand.
The huge 180-mile long reservoir stretches from near
Montana/North Dakota border to the Garrison dam, and walleye
year-classes are strong. Steinwand said supplemental stocking
years from the early 1990's fills in the blanks of Mother Nature.
"Coupled with a strong smelt forage base, walleyes are looking good;
10 percent of the population is above six pounds," he said. This
year, the state will stock about 5,000,000 walleyes.
Pro anglers will fish from the upper end of Deepwater
to the Hwy 83 embankment and dam, with headquarters in Beulah Bay.
The Lund Western Pro-Am June 27 - 29, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,
marks the first-ever Sakakawea tournament for the PWT.
Beulah and Hazen are preparing for the 300 PWT anglers
Meet the Pros special evening celebration Sunday, June 24 at the
Beulah Civic Center. Starting at 5 p.m., the pros will bring
boats, register for the tournament, enjoy a meal and visit with
walleye fans. This is a great opportunity for all anglers to
with pros about boats, electronics, tactics and perhaps pick up some
tips. Weigh-in festivities begin at 3 p.m. daily, with a $250,000
total payout. Follow the weigh-in via the PWT live leader board
Leading the field at the mid-point of the 6-tournament
is touring pro Tommy Skarlis, Walker, MN. He is followed closely
Gary Gray, Oshkosh, WI, Kim Papineau, Escanaba, MI, and Ted Takasaki,
Brainerd, MN. Of those pro anglers fishing only the 3-tournament
Dee Zee Western Division, Bruce Samson, Cambridge, MN leads, with two
North Dakota anglers in second and fourth, Les Vietz, Bismarck and
Myron Jacobson, Mandan. Jimmy Bell, Ham Lake, MN is in third.
The PWT is part of PRIMEDIA, Inc., America's leading
of targeted media headquartered in New York City. PWT
include: Beulah Chamber of Commerce (701-873-4585), Hazen Chamber of
Commerce (701-748-6848) and North Dakota Tourism (800-HELLO-ND),
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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