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Perry Good Nets PWT Win # 4 Adds $64,000 to
Bay City, Wisconsin....Perry Good made In-Fisherman
Trail (PWT) win number four look easy. He fished against the
pro walleye anglers on the Mississippi River and Lake Pepin to record
fourth tour victory.
The Trilene/Mercury Central Pro-Am, with headquarters
in Bay City, Wis.,
saw Good take a commanding lead on day two with the Gander Mountain
Heavyweight catch, 34.57 pounds. He added another 16 pounds on
day for a $64,000 win. His prize package included a Lund/Mercury
boat. His total weight of 70.23 pounds was 15 better than second
Bill Ortiz, Dodgeville, Wis. who won $20,000. Third paid $13,000
Todd Riley, Amery, Wis. with 54.22 pounds. Riley took over the
the Year points standings.
Fourth and fifth place pros won $11,000 and $10,000
Brad Davis, Jackson, Wis. and Scott Fairbairn, Hager City, Wis.
amateur, Luke Stout, Ashland, Wis., trailered home a new 17-foot Lund
powered with a Mercury outboard on an Eagle trailer, valued at $15,000.
top 40 pros and amateurs won cash and/or merchandise prizes totaling
Good¹s technique proved that walleye anglers
fish where the fish live
and eat. He Lindy-rigged No-Snagg sinkers with a two-foot leader
leeches over a rock hump that was from two to three feet underwater.
only traveled about two miles from the Bay City Park PWT headquarters
his fish. The rock hump was about 40 yards across, and he moved
edges and over the top. This win gives Good 22 top 10-place finishes
total PWT earnings of $322,000. He is one of only two anglers
fished every PWT Championship, and this win automatically qualifies
the 2003 Mercury Championship in Houghton, Mich.
Many anglers trolled crankbaits over the flats, where
suspended walleyes. Others ran leadcore with cranks to force-feed
on the bottom. Parsons was one of the few jiggers. He ran
a steep break
from 12 to 35 feet, hovering over the edge with his MinnKota bow mount
trolling motor. He swept and dropped 1/2 ounce jigs with shiners
³jig-trolling tactic.² His partner ran 3-way
rigs baited with willow cat
Every PWT tournament teaches new tactics and reminds
walleye fans about
some favorites they may have neglected. A big crowd greeted anglers
crossed the colorful PWT stage during the weigh-in ceremonies.
Special awards went to Good ($500) for the Gander
award and his amateur partner Luke Stout, who won $300. Good
and Stout also
split $1,000 for their day two big fish, 8.18 pounds. Parsons
and day one
amateur Dave Klamfoth, Waverly, Iowa, also split the big fish $1,000
On the final day, pro Kim Papineau, Escanaba, Mich. and amateur Tom
Dallas, Wis. split the Miller High Life big fish of the tournament
$3,000, for their 9.16-pounder. Pro Jon Thelen, Crystal,
Minn., won the
$1,000 Coleman Cool Under Pressure award for advancing 84 places.
winner Stout won $600 for advancing 78 places.
The top Dee Zee West Division pro is Ross Grothe,
Northfield, Minn. The
races in the divisions and among the 6-time touring pro anglers are
close, as the PWT packs up and heads to the eastern basin of Lake Erie
date with monster walleyes July 9-11, in Dunkirk, NY, where openings
remain for amateurs. To enter, call PWT at 218-829-0620, or go
to the PWT
web site at www.professionalwalleyetrail.com. The site also posts
amateur scores as soon as the anglers cross the stage. Go to
the site, then
click on the Mercury Real-Time scoreboard. Stories and photos
The Bay City tournament will be aired on TNN Aug.
3 at 8:30 a.m., with
previews and reviews also on TNN July 27 and Aug. 10. This TV
show, news on
In-Fisherman radio and in the Walleye In-Sider magazine and throughout
walleye world draws attention to Bay City, pool # 4 of the Mississippi
River, and the great fishery resources found in this mighty river system.
special PWT Key Award went to Bay City village clerk Kay Beder for
the local tournament committee.
The PWT is an integral element of the In-Fisherman
Network headquartered in Brainerd, Minnesota, and PRIMEDIA, America's
leading producer of targeted media. PWT sponsors include: Mercury Marine,
Lund, Berkley Gulp!, Trilene, PowerBait, Realtree, Miller High-Life,
Frenzy, Lowrance, MinnKota, Optima Batteries, Gander Mountain, Blue
Northland Fishing Tackle, Lindy Legendary Fishing Tackle, Coleman,
Yamaha ATV, Eagle Trailers, Raymarine, Rapala, Matzuo, Pflueger, Ram
holders, Drift Control, DeeZee, Cotton Cordell, Seal Skinz, Aqua-Vu,
Plano, KeepAlive, Stowmaster.net, Quantum Performance Tuned rods &
and the Village of Bay City, 715-594-3168
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