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BISSETT, SCHOLLE WIN WAL-MART RCL WALLEYE LEAGUE
SUPER TOURNAMENT ON LEECH LAKE
WALKER, Minn. (July 26, 2004) Boater Steve Bissett of Garrison
caught a two-day total of eight walleyes weighing 41 pounds, 10 ounces
to claim victory at the Wal-Mart RCL Walleye League Super Tournament presented
by Evinrude held Saturday and Sunday on Leech Lake near Walker. Bissett
earned $2,745 plus a $750 bonus for the win in the final Minnesota Division
event of the season.
Bissett caught his walleyes in Walker Bay on rock
humps in 24 to 34 feet of water.
Rounding out the top five boaters were Alan Sholts
of Alexandria (10 walleyes, 36 pounds, 11 ounces, $1,525 plus $500 bonus);
Harold Johnson of Fridley (nine walleyes, 33 pounds, 9 ounces, $1,372);
Dan Lavrenz of St. Michael (nine walleyes, 29 pounds, 14 ounces, $1,220
plus $300 bonus); and Harv Lueck of Akeley (10 walleyes, 28 pounds, 14
Geoff Bradt of Osceola, Wis., who finished the event
in 23rd place, won the 2004 points title in the Minnesota Division.
Mark Scholle of Chanhassen won the Co-angler Division
with 10 walleyes weighing 39 pounds, 1 ounce. Scholle, who finished third
in the 2004 Minnesota Division co-angler points standings, earned $1,373
plus a $250 bonus for the victory.
Rounding out the top five places in the Co-Angler
Division were Wayne Ebnet of Holdingford (seven walleyes, 34 pounds, 10
ounces, $763); Kim Bain of Brisbane, Australia (10 walleyes, 32 pounds,
9 ounces, $686); Brett Roy of Chisago City (nine walleyes, 26 pounds, 9
ounces, $610 plus $125 bonus); Tom Berscheid of Avon (nine walleyes, 26
pounds, $397 plus $115 bonus); and Leonard Jamison of Hager City, Wis.
(eight walleyes, 26 pounds, $397).
Todd Abel of Spring Park who finished the
tournament in eighth place won the Minnesota Division’s co-angler
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.
For more information about the Wal-Mart RCL Walleye
League or to enter a tournament, call (270) 252-1000 or visit FLWOutdoors.com.