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 Last update 09-07-98
AUGUST 12-16

  • High Plains Quest Day one Results
  • High Plains Quest Day two Results
  • High Plains Quest Day three Results
  • Team Challenge Day one Results
  • Team Challenge Day two Results

  • Veteran Wisconsin Walleye Wrangler Rounds-up Title in
    Iowa Hog farmer Eric Naig Grabs second place

    Garrison N.D. -After failing to boat a limit of walleyes from the same locations that produced his Day One and Day Two qualifying catches, Kaukauna, WI. Angler Keith Kavajecz struck paydirt on his standby spots locatid on Monday and Tuesday ( the official pre-tournament practice days ). The standby spots not only yielded the days best catch for the 39 year old NAWA veteran, but also produced the heaviest six-fish limit brought to the scales during the three days of competition in the  / "High Plains Quest" on Lake Sakakawea.Like most of the top anglers in this field, Kavajecz caught all of his fish by trolling deep-running crankbaits among the massive schools of smelt, the primary forage for Lake Sakakawea walleyes. Kavajecz concentrated his fishing efforts to areas where it was easier to maintain the crucial trolling depth of 35 to 45 feet. With two lures strung out directly behind the boat, Kavajecz and his amateur partner utilized  trolling boards to spread out the two remaining lines."It seemed like all the lines produced fish," Kavajecz told the press contingent. "Once we determined the color of the day ( the most productive lure color ), we would switch all our lines to the same color lures." Kavajecz's Day Three weight was 27.60 pounds, earning him $8,571 in cash and a  Tournament Pro 170 boat,  EFI 150-horsepower motor and trailer valued at $20,000, making his total purse worth $28,571.Finishing in the runner-up spot was young veteran Eric Naig, of Cylinder, IA. Naig, who also finished second in NAWA's Lake Mille Lacs competition this past June, fished areas that were similar to those chose by Kavajecz. Naig found that the trolling speed was crucial stating that he tried to keep the boat moving between 3 and 3.5 m.p.h"I discovered this during practice when making the sweeping turns." Naig said at the press conference. "When the outside board would speed up and start bouncing, the fish seemed to respond to that particular llure."Naig's Day Three catch of 27.10 pounds earned him a total of $7,143.Gary Parsons,  the Chilton, WI pro who led the event after Days One and Two, finishedin third with a catch weighing 21.83 pounds. Parsons's third place finish earned him $6,429 in cash winnings.The disappointment in Parson's face was noticeable as he described losing the fish that could have put him on the top."They just came unbuttoned," Parsons told reporters after the awards ceremony. "We had them coming to the boat and we even saw them, but before we had them to the net they were off."Several of the pros said the additional fishing pressure from the weekend anglers is changing the mood of the fish. Many of the areas that yielded fish earlier this week may not be nearly as productive during the Starcraft/Mercury "Team Challenge" that kicks off tomorrow morning.Top Ten Professional spots 

    Place Name City State Weight Winnings
    1 Keith Kavajecz Kaukauna Wisconsin 27.60 lbs. $28,571
    2 Eric Naig Cylinder Iowa 27.10 lbs $7,143
    3 Gary Parsons Chilton  Wisconsin 21.83 lbs $6,429
    4 Ross  Grothe Apple Valley Minnesota 18.82 lbs $5,714
    5 Perry Good Eagan Minnesota 17.97 lbs $5,000
    6 Sam Anderson Eagan Minnesota 17.14 lbs $4,826
    7 Mike McClelland Pierre South Dakota 14.73 lbs $3,571
    8 Michael Herrick St. Louis Park Minnesota 8.11 lbs $3,214
    9 Chuck Miller Green Bay Wisconsin 6.76 lbs $2,857
    10 Norb Wallock Conover Wisconsin 6.47 lbs $2,500
     Sitting atop the amateur standings at the conclusion of the final day was Jeff Brennan of Garrison, ND. Who came to the scales with 27.60 pounds, having been paired with Keith Kavajecz. Brennan takes home a Starcraft Starfire 170 boat, Mercury 90 horsepower motor. and matching trailer. Valued at $13,500.Finishing second in the amateur division was Barry Suydam, Garrison, ND. Suydam  received a $1,200 payday for his efforts. Third place and $1,000 in winnings went to Brooklyn Park, MN amateur Charles ( Chuck ) Dube. Amateur anglers in the top ten spots include:
    Place Name City State Weight Winnings
    1 Jeff Brennan Garrison North Dakota 27.60 lbs. $13,500
    2 Barry Suydam Garrison North Dakota 27.10 lbs $1,200
    3 Charles Dube Broklyn Park  Minnesota 21.83 lbs $1,000
    4 Dryan Holan Hazen North Dakota 18.82 lbs $800
    5 Edward C. Houle Belcourt North Dakota 17.97 lbs $700
    6 Wade Reid Jackson Nebraska 17.14 lbs $600
    7 Ervin K. Hamilton Leon Iowa 14.73 lbs $500
    8 James Sigman Hazen North Dakota 8.11 lbs $500
    9 Glenn Gray Surrey North Dakota 6.76 lbs $500
    10 Chris Bahl Lincoln Nebraska 6.47 lbs $500
    The anglers caught a total of 250 walleyes weighing 851 lbs. During the three day competition held at Fort Stephenson State Park.Tournament anglers will return to the water tomorrow for Day One of the Starcraft/Mercury "Team Challenge" the fourth of NAWA.s seven exciting high-profile two-day team competitions.The section gets underway tomorrow at 7a.m. Weigh-in activities begin at 3:45 p.m. at Fort Stephenson State Park. Beginning at noon, the public can attend a free mini outdoor sports show featuring products and hands-on demonstrations from factory experts representing NAWA sponsors.Young anglers will have an opportunity to test their fishing skills tomorrow during the NAWA Kids Fishing Contest, also at Fort Stephenson State Park. These future NAWA pros will compete for prizes in several age groups. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. at NAWA's Tournament Headquarters and every angler will win a prize.The NAWA tournament trail now leads to Green Bay, WI. Aug.  26-30 for  theLaCrosse/Hummingbird "Bay Quest" - a combination "Quest Series" Pro/Am and "Team Challenge" competition. 


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