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curt quesnell

PWT day two update.

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1 1 Tom Kemos Oconomowoc WI 12.95 13.05 8 26

2 2 Keith Kavajecz Kaukauna WI 11.82 12.37 8 24.19

3 3 Jim Muzynoski Bozeman MT 11.1 12.53 8 23.63

4 7 Scott Fairbairn Hager City WI 9.61 12.82 8 22.43

5 8 Dan Stier Pierre SD 9.59 12 7 21.59

6 6 Gary Parsons Glidden WI 9.83 10.65 8 20.48

7 4 Tom Backer Fargo ND 10.92 9.35 8 20.27

8 13 Tommy Skarlis Waukon IA 8.3 11.79 8 20.09

9 5 Patrick Neu Forestville WI 10.35 9.36 8 19.71

10 18 Todd Riley Amery WI 6.14 13.39 7 19.53

No change at the very top but things are shuffling around

a bit at the Professional Walleye Trail Championship in

Bismark.

The weather is suddenly beautiful and there is little or

no wind.

In the final day (Sunday) the field is cut in half. Only

the top 25 weights continue on. Here is the rest of the

field

11 10 Danny Plautz Muskego WI 9.21 9.95 8 19.16

12 12 Mark Brumbaugh Arcanum OH 8.88 9.59 7 18.47

13 14 Bob Propst, Jr. Bode IA 8.25 9.92 8 18.17

14 9 Marty Glorvigen Grand Rapids MN 9.34 8.6 8 17.94

15 20 Ron Gazvoda Lakewood CO 5.34 11.97 6 17.31

16 19 Chase Parsons Brillion WI 5.7 11.02 7 16.72

17 21 John Kolinski Greenville WI 4.76 11.69 6 16.45

18 31 Mark Martin Twin Lake MI 2.98 12.64 5 15.62

19 17 Troy Walwood Grand Haven MI 6.26 9.08 5 15.34

20 11 Daryl Christensen Montello WI 9.1 6.1 7 15.2

21 22 Scott Glorvigen Grand Rapids MN 4.22 10.44 6 14.66

22 37 Jeff Taege Rhinelander WI 2.5 11.79 5 14.29

23 34 Rick Franklin Park Rapids MN 2.6 11.31 5 13.91

24 27 Sheldon Meidinger Bismarck ND 3.37 9.73 5 13.1

25 15 David Andersen Amery WI 8.09 4.92 4 13.01

A couple of things happened on Saturday that were pretty

cool. David Anderson wound up waaaaaayyyyy up on a

sandbar and Dave Randash came along and worked with him

to get free. After that chore it was discovered that

Andersons engine was toast due to sand sucked into it.

Randash (who zeroed on day one) told Anderson to switch

boats with him and fish while Randash waited for a tow.

David Anderson didnt have a great day but made the cut

to the final 25.

Most of the fish weighed were all the same size, real

nice 2 to 3 pound fish. The second to the last guy to

the weigh table on Saturday pulled a fish out almost

7 pounds. It was Troy Wallwood and that fish moved him

up far enough to fish again on Sunday. The bigger fish

may be becoming active for Sundays final day

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Berng

Curt,

Do you know if the PWT will make it back to Lake of the Woods some day? I sure would love to fish that event if it comes around again.

Berng

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curt quesnell

Many of the Pros list Lake of the Woods as their favorite

body of water so they would love to come back. I dont know

when it will happen though.

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Kyle Sandberg

Anyone no if and when the tour might be shown on TV. Liked to see that one.

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curt quesnell

The week of Dec 11th will be the pre championship show

featuring the year in review. Then, the week of Dec 18th

will be the championship.

In-Fish is on the Outdoor Channel, so if you get that you

know when the show is on.

It will be worth it just for the scenery and the sand.

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    • Rick
      Nice video. Thank you @papadarv NOTE:We will be updating the forums and all videos uploaded here will go straight to a player that folks can just click and watch instead of downloading and watching.
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    • Sunset Lodge
      Hello from the NW Angle!

      Minnesota fishing has been most productive in 20-24 feet of water.  Guests are bringing home their limits of Walleye and Sauger with the occasional Perch and Northern mixed in. Fish have been most active early and late in the day and the bite has been terrific. The use of electronics continues to be very beneficial with fish taking jigging spoons, jigg’n raps or rattle baits.  Snowmobile ttrails on the Minnesota side continue to be maintained and are in great shape. We are still making ice, with most spots at over 30 inches. 

      North and East of us in Canada, big Crappies are coming in on light tackle setups out of 30 feet. If you are looking for walleye, they are everywhere!

      Until next week, 

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    • JBMasterAngler
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