2001 Schedule and results
Rescheduled Oct 16-20
Treasure Island Casino and Resort
||Big Stone Lake
||Little Bay De Noc
||Big Stone Lake
Consistency Helps Lotz and Daughenbaug Win
- MWC Tournament On Big Stone Lake.
Ortonville, MN - Consistent catches on Saturday and Sunday helped Steve
Lotz (Lena, IL) and Dave Daughenbaug (McConnell, IL) win the Berkley -
MWC Tournament and take home a check for $ 10, 138.70.
Winners of the Berkley-MWC Tournament at Big Stone Lake. Dave
Daughenbaug and Steve Lotz with Bill Leonard representing Berkley.
Held on Big Stone Lake, Lotz and Daughenbaug were in the lead on Saturday
weighing 22.65 pounds of walleyes and taking second in the big fish
a 7.2-pound walleye. With a nearly 5 pound lead over the next closest
the team's biggest concern was to be able to weigh a full basket of
five fish on the second day.
According to Lotz, "Big Stone walleyes really turn on when the weather
lousy and the wind comes up. We felt lucky to have the fish we did
Saturday considering how nice and calm it was. When we launched on
the lake was still calm and we knew we would have our work cut out
"Our goal was to first get our five fish and then hope for a large kicker
fish to keep us in the running", added Daughenbaug.
By trolling shad raps and bombers in water less than ten feet plus slip
bobber fishing with leeches, Lotz and Daughenbaug weighed their five fish
Sunday for another 10.05 pounds, but weren't able to bring in their
Coming in second was the team of Perry Nelson (Breckenridge, MN) and
Robert Proudfoot (Fergus Falls, MN). Using a combination of trolling with
shad raps and jigging with leeches in one to five feet of water, Nelson
weighed a total of 29.77 pounds of walleyes and received a check for
The third place team of Jim Hartman and Dan Sunne, both of Milbank,
Dakota weighed 29.17 pounds of fish by jigging in two to seven feet
with leeches and minnows. They received a check for $3,703.70.
Wildlife Forever also presented a check for $1,430 to Citizens For Big
Lake, a local conservation organization. The money will be used to
shoreline along the south end of the lake and prevent erosion.
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with projects in all 50 states, Canada and Mexico. The Masters Walleye
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