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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
Reabe and Hoinacki Win $ 11,000 in the Ranger
Boats - Masters Walleye
Circuit Tournament. World Walleye Championship Qualifiers Named.
Lake City, MN - Despite difficult weather on Saturday and Sunday, Bill
(Eau Claire, WI) and Tom Hoinacki (Waupun, WI) were able to put consistent
catches together two days in a row to win the final MWC tournament
Saturday's ease off, scheduled for 7:00 am, was delayed an hour due
extreme fog. Thunderstorms with heavy rains and winds replaced the
in the day. And yet, Reabe and Hoinacki were able to weigh 21.89 lbs.
walleyes to lead the tournament after the first day.
Sunday's ease off was held amidst strong northwest winds that continued
grow throughout the day making boat control extremely difficult. Reabe
Hoinacki brought in another 18.09 lbs. to win the tournament by just
In addition to the $ 11,000 first place prize, Reabe and Hoinacki also
pocketed $ 730 on Saturday for their 8.28 lb. walleye.
The catch and release tournament was held on Lake Pepin out of Lake
Second place was taken by the team of Aaron Matthees (St. Charles, MN)
Paul Conway (Winona, MN) with a total of 38.80 pounds. Four pounds
them were last year's winners Rodney York (Centerville, MN) and Michael
Meyer, Jr. (Lindstrom, MN). Their third place victory was enough to
York and Meyer into next years World Walleye Championship.
As the final tournament of the 2001 circuit, this tournament was the
opportunity for teams to qualify for the World Walleye Championship.
fishing each MWC tournament receive points based on their finish. The
teams based on points compete in the World Walleye Championship.
Topping the list of Champions was the team of John Renschen (Red Wing,
and Steve DeLain (Red Wing, MN). Their 495 points brought them Team
Year honors along with a check for $ 6,000.
Also crowned were the Father & Son Team of the Year Jim Minnema
WI) and Tim Minnema (Markesan, WI) and the Husband and Wife Team of
Chris and Gina Gasser (Random Lake, WI). Both teams received a check
Last years top 50 teams will compete this October 17 - 20 in the World
Walleye Championship being held at Treasure Island Resort and Casino.
flooding forced the rescheduling of the event from May.
Wildlife Forever is a national fish and wildlife conservation organization
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.
Wildlife Forever's Masters Walleye Circuit is supported by Berkley Trilene,
Lowrance Electronics, The North American Fishing Club, Lindy Little
Ranger Boats, Mercury Marine, Motorguide, Panther Goldeneye and Walleye
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