|U.S. WALLEYE TEAM TO FACE CANADIAN TEAM
COLUMBIA, S.C. (July 30, 2008) – The Professional Walleye
Tour (PWT) will stop in Dryden, Ontario August 13-15 for the
Super Pro Division Can-Am Challenge. The event, held on Wabigoon
Lake, is an artificial-bait only tournament where 25 top U.S.
walleye pros compete against 25 of Canada’s top walleye
pros. Berkley pro Gary Parsons was chosen to serve as U.S. team
“Most the guys in the field will have Gulp! Alive! Leeches
and Minnows in their boats,” Parsons said. “Last
year we got nearly 100 fish per day using Gulp! Many pros are
starting to realize just how well Gulp! Alive! is catching fish.”
Parsons, whose walleye angling has become legendary, chose
the U.S. team based on their experience fishing artificial bait
in shallow water. “I believe in this team because they
are so proficient at fishing the shallows with artificial baits,
especially using Gulp! Alive! and Berkley Flicker Shads,”
said Parsons. “ There is no doubt this tournament will
be won fishing shallow, and we have put together the best team
Gulp! Alive! has been gaining popularity among anglers on the
PWT. Whether the angler is Canadian or American, Gulp! Alive!
will play an important role in winning the event. John Butts
of Dryden, Ontario, who will lead the Canadian team believes
the bite will be shallow but advises not to overlook the deep
water possibilities of Wabigoon Lake.
“I have seen a natural progression toward the use of
Gulp! Alive!,” Butts said. “It is more durable and
cheaper than the real stuff. You also have the ability to cover
more water. Everyone fishing this event will catch as many fish,
if not more, on Gulp! Alive! than previous tournaments.”
This marks the first year that the PWT will hold a Can-Am challenge.
Winning the event carries bragging rights and payouts for the
top 15 individuals and $500 per winning team member.