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After somewhat of a tough bite during the prefishing period looks like quite a few teams ended up catching fish. We just wanted to thank all of the anglers that fished the MWT Whitefish Chain qualifier. Thanks for stopping in at the bait shop all week. You guys kept us hopping. You guys are a class act. Same goes for the staff working the tournament. Each year that you guys come to town the show just keeps getting better and better. Thanks for coming to the Brainerd area, you guys are welcome back anytime. From everyone here at Sportland Bait and Tackle, your efforts and support are greatly appreciated.

Jason Erlandson

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Congratulations to local team Jeff Wohl/Jon Larson on their nice 4th place finish and 2nd biggest walleye of the day. Nice showing for the Nisswa Guide Service guides. I guess it payed off to have good bait in the boat. Nice job fellas!

Jason Erlandson

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Here are the results:

Minnesota Walleye Trail ~ Whitefish Chain Qualifier ~ July 8, 2007 Unofficial Results

Finish Team Members Home Town Walleye Weight # of Fish Big Fish TOTY Points Payback

1 Wambach / Johnson Waubun / Mahnomen 13.47 5 1 $2,500.00

2 Schwartz / Longley Big Lake 12.75 5 4.56 2 $1,500.00

3 Bokinskie / Moeser Alexandria / Brainerd 12.34 5 5.11 3 $1,250.00

4 Wohl / Larson Merrifield / Crosby 11.90 6 5.28 4 $1,000.00

5 Mulroy / Fritz Minneapolis, New Prague 11.24 6 5 $900.00

6 Seeker / Vannest Crosslake / Pequot Lakes 10.18 4 6 $800.00

7 Team Klimmek Shakopee / New Richland 8.38 4 7 $650.00

8 Andersen / Solum Amery, WI / Alexandria 8.25 4 8 $600.00

9 Horn / Lee Carver / Harrisburg, SD 7.91 2 9 $550.00

10 Yanish / Nelson West Fargo, ND / Sleepy Eye 7.87 2 4.87 10 $500.00

11 Vasquez / Trettel Andover / Albertville 7.19 4 11 $450.00

12 Huston / Bastyr New Prague / Lonsdale 7.16 4 12 $400.00

13 Metzler / Linde Eagle Lake / Minnetonka 6.85 2 5.71 13 $350.00

14 Haro / Osmond Blaine / St. Paul 6.82 3 14 $300.00

15 Jutting / Ward North Mankato / N Mankato 6.70 3 15 $250.00

16 Arnquist / Gulan Woodbury / White Bear Township 6.43 4 16 Off Shore Tackle

17 Donegan / Kapp Minneapolis / Cushing, WI 6.33 2 3.98 17

18 Elke / Bollman Dassel / Granite Falls 6.22 4 18 Total

19 Artz / Reynolds Lakeville 6.00 3 19 $12,000

20 Team Justi Spicer 5.93 5 20

21 Team Lentsch Glenwood / Norwood 5.54 3 21

22 Yach / Hogan Menomonie, WI / N Mankato 5.48 4 22

23 Team Hering Maple Grove / Elysian 5.36 2 23

24 Cunningham / Putzier Rosemount / Chaska 5.35 2 24

25 Team Sundholm Fairmont / Gilrox, CA 5.26 2 25

26 Miller / McDermott Cottage Grove / Minnetonka 4.91 2 26

27 Fernholz / Bungarden Madison 4.67 1 4.67 27

28 Team Boelter Morrison, CO / E Grand Forks 4.36 2 28

29 Andrist / Jensen Brainerd / Scottsdale, AZ 4.34 2 29

30 Team Norenberg St. Cloud / Elk River 4.14 1 30

31 Hornung / Tuller Polk City, IA / Hackensack 3.83 1 31

32 Kriese / Lambrecht Shakopee 3.76 3 32

33 Fulton / Johnson Alden 3.75 2 33

34 Team Blasing Brainerd 3.43 2 34

35 Team Amundson Rush City / Lindstrom 3.37 1 35

36 Padgett / Abel Fairmont 3.31 1 36

37 Horgen / Jestus Deer River / Cloquet 2.99 2 37

38 Ritchey / Herring Ellsworth, WI / Lakeville 2.96 2 38

39 Christensen / Gutzman Nisswa / Aitken 2.75 1 39

40 Hanske / Eigen Baxter / Lakeshore 2.62 2 40

41 Winterfeldt / Herd Dassel / Hutchinson 2.60 1 41

42 Sundholm / Heims Iowa Falls, IA / Monticello, IA 2.50 2 42

43 Servin / Grochow Dassel 2.47 2 43

44 Marquette / Phillips Monticello / Big Lake 2.43 2 44

45 Willand / Lee Dawson / Madison 2.30 1 45

46 Jestus / Schmitz Sartell 2.04 1 46

47 Klasen / Hyser Maple Grove / Minneapolis 1.86 1 47

48 Bednar / Gilbertson Montevideo 1.73 1 48

49 Team Dockter East Grand Forks 1.68 1 49

50 Team Johnson Hamburg / Chanhassen 1.35 1 50

51 Team Becker North Mankato 1.32 1 51

52 Team Parks Perham 1.15 1 52

53 Team Shatek Cannon Falls / Lakeville 0.97 1 53

54 Team Andersen Amery, WI 0.00 0 64

55 Team Savage Brooklyn Center / Brooklyn Park 0.00 0 64

56 Team Bohn Glenwood 0.00 0 64

57 Team Kosbab Zimmerman / Morris 0.00 0 64

58 Schaeffer / Henkels Farmington / Prior Lake 0.00 0 64

59 Team Ost Willmar 0.00 0 64

60 Jochum / Lilienthal Chaska / St. Bonifacius 0.00 0 64

61 Grinde / Fredlund E Grand Forks / Grand Forks, ND 0.00 0 64

62 Team Mortenson Fergus Falls 0.00 0 64

63 Keenan / Nixt North Mankato 0.00 0 64

64 Forkrud / Mittag Clara City 0.00 0 64

65 Boraas / Matz Appleton / Waseca 0.00 0 64

66 Team Luethmers Albany / St. Cloud 0.00 0 64

67 Team Isaac Hastings / Woodbury 0.00 0 64

68 Langland / Robinson Jeffers / Walnut Grove 0.00 0 64

69 Team Sterzinger Eagan 0.00 0 64

70 Team Eggebrecht St. Cloud 0.00 0 64

71 Team Opine Ramsey 0.00 0 64

72 Loyd / Peterson Melrose / Eden Valley 0.00 0 64

73 Team Arboleda Pequot Lakes / Pine River 0.00 0 64

74 Lilienthal / Jochum St. Bonifacius / Chaska 0.00 0 64

75 Kvalevoog / J Anderson Brainerd / Crosby 0.00 0 64

TOTAL 276.50 131 Avg Wgt 2.11

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Were there any guides that did not fair well on Sunday? We noticed a few of them going into Cross, did they produce?

Buck12, looks like another good finish for you, look out we are on your tail though. River fishing is next and it is where we do our best. We should have a great showing.

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I didn't get a chance to talk to all of the local guide teams. We had a couple of our guides in the tournament. Team Jeff Wohl/Jon Larson finished 4th with 2nd place big fish honors. We also had team Todd Andrist/Jenson, they finished 29th on the day.

Other local guides:

Team Blasing- 34th place

Dan Eigen/Tim Hanske- 40th place

Toby Kvalevoog-75th place

Good luck the rest of the season!

Jason Erlandson

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Thanks Top Five, One fish away and it would of been a really nice finish. Where are you guys sitting? Any tips for fishing the river? We've never been there.

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Buck 12,

We have been consistant all year, which has put us in TOPFIVE for the team of the year. Two years ago we finished 2nd in Red Wing with a full limit. We are excited to go back hoping our spots will pan out. Water level is key to your spots. Note the day before the last tourney they shut off the water in the dam which dropped the water level and turned off half of the excellent spots that we had. That is a big body of water and we will be prefishing often. Please send your email address and I will reply with more information.

Talk soon!!!

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Top Five,

I need your e-mail address and I'll drop you a line.

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