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HIGH WINDS ON LAKE ERIE FORCE CANCELLATION
OF DAY TWO AT WAL-MART RCL WALLEYE TOUR STOP
PORT CLINTON, Ohio (April 29, 2004) — Sustained southwest winds of 15
to 20 mph Thursday morning coupled with a U.S. Coast Guard Small Craft
Advisory and a forecast calling for 35 mph winds by noon forced officials
at the Wal-Mart RCL Walleye Tour stop on Lake Erie to cancel day two of
the four-day, $401,750 tournament presented by Yamaha.
Competition will resume Friday with the top 20 pros and
co-anglers from opening day taking off from Catawba Island State Park at
7 a.m. These anglers will start from zero and compete for 10 spots in Saturday’s
final round where the winners are determined by the heaviest two-day weight.
Friday and Saturday’s weigh-ins start at 4 p.m. at the Wal-Mart store located
at 4070 E. Harbor Road in Port Clinton. The community is encouraged to
attend daily takeoffs and weigh-ins.
Pro Mark Christianson of Walker, Minn., and co-angler
Kurt Turner of Kasson, Minn., caught five walleyes weighing 36 pounds,
1 ounce Wednesday to lead the tournament, which features 348 anglers representing
22 states and Canada. Anglers in the Pro Division are fishing for a top
award of $90,000, including a Ranger, Crestliner or Lund boat powered by
Evinrude or Yamaha, and co-anglers are fishing for a top award of $15,000.
Pros and co-anglers fish for a combined boat weight and are randomly paired
Rounding out the top five teams from opening day are Thomas
Nordyke of Newport, Mich., and co-angler Charles Dahl of Burlington, Wis.
(five walleyes, 34 pounds, 8 ounces); Mark Meravy of Shorewood, Ill., and
co-angler Terry Fowler of Minot, N.D. (five walleyes, 34 pounds, 3 ounces);
and Bill Leonard of Estherville, Iowa, and co-angler Will Taege of Rhinelander,
Wis. (five walleyes, 32 pounds).
For more information about the Wal-Mart RCL Walleye Tour,