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2001 Schedule and results
Rescheduled Oct 16-20
Treasure Island Casino and Resort
||Big Stone Lake
||Little Bay De Noc
||Big Stone Lake
Contact: Pete Wuebker, Wildlife Forever
For immediate release:
Green Bay Team Wins Lowrance Electronics MWC Tournament
Held On Bay of Green Bay While Other Teams Are Pulled From The Water.
Grunwaldt and Ertman (pictured above) were in third place on Saturday
weighing 21.24 pounds of walleyes (including a 0.4 pound penalty for unreleaseable
fish). With less than 2 pounds separating them from the first place team
the Green Bay team wanted to able to weigh a full basket of four fish on
the second day.
||Oconto, WI - A persistent bite on Saturday and Sunday helped Carl Grunwaldt
(Green Bay, WI) and Don Ertman (Green Bay, WI) win the Lowrance Electronics
- Masters Walleye Circuit Tournament and take home a check for $ 10,
000.00. The catch and release tournament was held on The Bay of Green Bay.
Grunwaldt and Ertman were able to weight four more fish on Sunday to
tournament. They were helped in part by the weather.
When the boats left to start their fishing for Sunday, the Bay was
with no wind. But around noon, things changed. The wind came up producing
better than 6-foot rollers. Meanwhile, many teams were savoring the
conditions well south of Oconto. But when it came time to return they
discovered the difficult conditions in getting back to Oconto. As a result,
there were a record number of late boats. Some teams lost half their
for the day while others lost the full day of fishing.
Those same conditions caused several teams to lose their small kicker
engines, one team to lose their big primary engine requiring Coast Guard
assistance and another boat to swamp when their main engine died.
Dale Jessogne and Tom Schlief, both of Wisconsin, were trying to get
through the swells when they heard a mayday call on their marine band
(A new requirement this year in the MWC). It was Team 20, Jeff Zawicki
Tom Sowinski also of Wisconsin. They were in the water several miles
from shore. Their engine had died. The waves had swamped their boat.
Zawicki and Sowinski hung on through the pounding waves, Jessogne and
Schlief reversed course. Plowing through the 6-foot waves at high speed
were able to find the two water-logged anglers and return them safely
weigh in site.
Jessogne and Schlief placed 14th with no penalty assessed for being
Coming in second was the team of Ed Shoenecker (Slinger, WI) and Steve
Balliu (Antioch, IL) with 43.20 pounds of walleyes and received $ 5,500.00
The third place team of Richard Nascak and Brad Kaczorowski, both of
Minnesota weighed 41.04 pounds of fish. They received a check for $3,000.00.
The Oconto Sportsmen's Club also received a check for $ 1,220 from Wildlife
Forever. The money will be used to reinforce shoreline along the Oconto
River and prevent erosion.
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with projects in all 50 states, Canada and Mexico. The Masters Walleye
Circuit division is a venue to promote and support aquatic conservation
while enjoying the great outdoor recreational pursuit of fishing.
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