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JURIK, LEUENBERGER WIN WAL-MART RCL WALLEYE
LEAGUE EVENT ON HOUGHTON LAKE
HOUGHTON LAKE, Mich. (June 7, 2004) – Boater Mike Jurik of Saginaw and
co-angler Donald Leuenberger of Saginaw combined for a total of five walleyes
weighing 14 pounds, 6 ounces to claim victory at the Wal-Mart RCL Walleye
League tournament held Saturday on Houghton Lake. Jurik claimed $2,415
plus a $500 bonus for the win, with Parshall earning $1,208 from the Michigan
The winning team caught their limit of walleyes
in the mid lake area on crawler harnesses and blades. The team clearly
worked well together, and Jurik complimented his co-angler after the event.
“I had been looking forward to fishing with Don
for a long time,” he said. “He’s experienced and knowledgeable.”
Finishing second were Gus White of St. Helen ($1,242
plus $400 bonus) and John Chapo of Grass Lake ($621 plus $200 bonus) with
five walleyes weighing 14 pounds, 1 ounce. Paul Curmi of Belleville ($1,035)
and Bill Ayres of St. Helen ($518 plus $150 bonus) caught five walleyes
weighing 13 pounds, 13 ounces to finish third. Don Curler of Bay City ($897)
and Ed Neubecker of Trenton ($448) claimed fourth place with five walleyes
that weighed 13 pounds, 10 ounces. Finishing fifth were Frank Coker of
Beaverton ($621 plus $200 bonus) and Sean Malone of Eaton Rapids ($310)
thanks to a five-walleye catch that weighed 13 pounds, 1 ounce.
The Michigan Division’s next stop will be the two-day
Saginaw Bay Super Tournament on July 31-August 1. Boaters and co-anglers
who finish in the top 25 in final points standings in each RCL Walleye
League division will advance to the $100,000 RCL League Finals Sept. 2-4
on Bays de Noc in Escanaba, Mich. 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.
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.