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ADELMANN WINS WAL-MART RCL WALLEYE LEAGUE SUPER
TOURNAMENT ON LEECH LAKE
WALKER, Minn. (July 28, 2003) – Boater Steve Adelmann of Blaine claimed
$3,313 plus a $750 bonus as winner of the two-day Wal-Mart RCL Walleye
League Super Tournament held this weekend on Leech Lake. Adelmann caught
10 walleyes over two days that weighed 24 pounds, 12 ounces to claim his
first RCL League victory at the Minnesota Division event.
Adelmann caught his tournament-winning walleyes
on a 1/16-ounce Northland jig in weedbeds in 3 to 7 feet of water. He caught
five walleyes that weighed 13 pounds, 7 ounces Saturday to finish sixth
and followed that up Sunday with another five walleyes that weighed 11
pounds, 5 ounces to win the tournament by a 1-pound, 15-ounce margin.
Rounding out the top five boaters were Bob Brunz
of Madison Lake (10 walleyes, 22 pounds, 13 ounces, $1,893 plus $500 bonus);
Ted Gwynn of Walker (10 walleyes, 22 pounds, 11 ounces, $1,420); David
Nystrom of St. Paul (10 walleyes, 22 pounds, 4 ounces, $1,183 plus $300
bonus); and Hans Halvorson of Grafton, N.D. (six walleyes, 21 pounds, $947
plus $250 bonus).
Dan Severson of Amery, Wis., won the Co-angler Division
and $1,420 thanks to a two-day catch of 10 walleyes weighing 27 pounds,
4 ounces. Severson led the Co-angler Division both days, catching five
walleyes Saturday that weighed 15 pounds, 15 ounces and following that
up Sunday with another five walleyes that weighed 11 pounds, 5 ounces.
He caught his walleyes on jigs and Lindy rigs in the shallow weeds in 6
to 10 feet of water.
Rounding out the top five co-anglers are David Hanson
of Baxter (10 walleyes, 23 pounds, 9 ounces, $947 plus $250 bonus); Nicole
Bassing of Braham (10 walleyes, 22 pounds, 13 ounces, $710); Conrad Johnson
of Fargo, N.D. (nine walleyes, 21 pounds, 15 ounces, $592 plus $150 bonus);
and David Dalluge of Mason City, Iowa (eight walleyes, 18 pounds, 8 ounces,
$473 plus $125 bonus).
Bonuses are awarded to boaters who are the registered
owner of a Ranger, Crestliner or Lund boat and fish out of that boat during
the tournament. Co-anglers earn bonuses if they are a registered owner
of a Ranger, Crestliner or Lund.
Boaters and co-anglers who finish in the top 25
in final points standings in each RCL Walleye League division will advance
to the $88,000 RCL League Finals Sept. 6-7 on Lake Okoboji in Spirit Lake,
Iowa. The winning boater at the finals will receive an Evinrude-or Yamaha-powered
Ranger, Crestliner or Lund boat. Every angler who receives weight credit
in a tournament earns points, with 200 points awarded to the winner, 199
points for second, and so on, except for Super Tournaments, which award
300 points to the winner, 298 to second, and so on.
Rodney York of Centerville ranks first in 2003 Minnesota
Division points standings with 674 for the season, and Jeff Bakken of Claremont
earned No. 1 co-angler status with 659 points for the year.
Wal-Mart RCL Walleye League boaters and co-anglers
fish together for a combined boat weight, with boaters competing against
other boaters and co-anglers fishing against other co-anglers. The Wal-Mart
RCL Walleye League meets the needs of America’s fishing masses by providing
professionally administered, close-to-home, affordable events with lucrative
The Wal-Mart RCL Walleye League is administered
by FLW Outdoors, the world’s leading marketer of competitive fishing. Other
FLW Outdoors-sanctioned tournament trails include the Wal-Mart RCL Walleye
Tour, the world’s most lucrative walleye-fishing series; the Wal-Mart FLW
Tour, the world’s most lucrative bass-fishing series; the EverStart Series,
designed as a pathway to the FLW Tour; the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League
for weekend anglers; and the Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail.
Wal-Mart and many of America’s most respected companies
support FLW Outdoors and its six tournament trails. Wal-Mart has been the
title sponsor of FLW Outdoors since 1997. For a complete list of FLW Outdoors
sponsors and for more information about the premier products and services
they offer, please visit FLWOutdoors.com.
For more information about the Wal-Mart RCL Walleye
League or to enter a tournament, call (270) 252-1000 or visit FLWOutdoors.com.
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