|Henry Illinois Walleye Tournament November 26, 2007 results.
Pictured left to right. 1st place Guy Lopez and Paul Dimock, 2nd
place Joe Beard and Thom Matejewski 3rd place John Smith and Mark
The Illinois Walleye Trail converged on the banks of the Illinois
River in Henry, Illinois for its 2nd Tournament of the 2007 season.
The teams found weather conditions excellent with 60 degrees temp,
water temps in the upper 40's and water clarity 10" to a
foot. Fourteen six fish limits was brought to the scales by the
40 Teams participating. The field caught and released 167 fish
scaling 294 pounds.
The team of Guy Lopez from Chicago, Illinois and Paul Dimock from
Homewood, Illinois finished the day in 1st place with 13.82 pounds
earning them $1,435.00 and $100.00 Gift from Hennepin Marine as
the first Lund Boat in the Money. Paul and Guy found there fish
upstream from Henry pulling 3 ways with minnows and cranks. Placing
2nd was the team of Joe Beard from Cherry, Illinois and Thom Matejewski
from Spring Valley with 5 fish weighing 13.56 earning them $750.00.
Joe and Thom also had big fish honors with a 6.76 pound Walleye
paying an additional $400.00.
Rounding out the top three was John Smith from Monmouth, Illinois
and Mark Komo, from Downers Grove, Illinois with 12.97 pounds,
cashing 485.00. We would like to Thank our fine sponsors of the
Illinois Walleye Trail for all there support and help. Hennepin
Marine, Lund Boats, Mercury Marine, Cabelas which recognizes the
IWT as a qualifying circuit for the National Championship and
J&M Marine. We would also like to Thank the City of Henry
for the wonderful accommodations at River Works Park for the weigh
in and also Tom Davis for his assistance with the releasing of
the live fish.
Complete results of the tournament and the point standings for
the Angler of the Year Award can be found at www.prairielandeyes.com
Our next Tournament will be at Spring Valley on December 3, 2006