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KNAGGS, DUB WIN WAL-MART RCL WALLEYE LEAGUE
EVENT ON LAKE OAHE
MOBRIDGE, S.D. (May 10, 2004) – Boater Jim Knaggs of Ogallala, Neb.,
and co-angler Scott Dub of Strasburg, N.D., combined for a total of five
walleyes weighing 13 pounds, 8 ounces to win the Wal-Mart RCL Walleye League
tournament held Saturday on Lake Oahe near Mobridge. Knaggs claimed $665
plus a $500 contingency bonus for the win, with Dub earning $333 from the
South Dakota Division event.
Knaggs and Dub caught the winning limit of walleyes
at the mouth of the Mareau River in 16 to 20 feet of water. The pair used
a bottom bouncer with live bait.
Finishing second were Bryan Holen of Hazen, N.D.
($342 plus $400 bonus) and Peggy Severson of Fort Pierre ($171) with five
walleyes weighing 9 pounds, 3 ounces. Jack Ellenbecker of Pierre ($285
plus $300 bonus) and Jerry Galloway of Sioux Falls ($143 plus $150 bonus)
caught five walleyes weighing 8 pounds, 13 ounces to finish third. Rocky
Niewenhuis of Hartford ($247 plus $250 bonus) and Trent Vanden Hoek of
Chamberlain ($123 plus $125 bonus) claimed fourth place with five walleyes
that weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. Finishing fifth were Mark Ryckman of
Pollock ($171 plus $200 bonus) and Douglas Chapman of Hills, Minn. ($85
plus $100 bonus) thanks to a four-walleye catch that weighed 8 pounds,
The South Dakota Division’s next stop will be June
12 on Big Stone Lake followed by the final regular-season event, a two-day
Super Tournament, July 17-18 on Lake Oahe. Boaters and co-anglers who finish
in the top 25 in final points standings in each RCL Walleye League division
will advance to the $100,000 RCL League Finals Sept. 2-4 on Bays de Noc
in Escanaba, Mich. The winning boater at the finals will receive an Evinrude-or
Yamaha-powered Ranger, Crestliner or Lund boat. Every angler who receives
weight credit in a tournament earns points, with 200 points awarded to
the winner, 199 points for second, and so on, except for Super Tournaments,
which award 300 points to the winner, 298 to second, and so on.
Wal-Mart RCL Walleye League boaters and co-anglers
fish together for a combined boat weight, with boaters competing against
other boaters and co-anglers fishing against other co-anglers. The Wal-Mart
RCL Walleye League meets the needs of America’s fishing masses by providing
professionally administered, close-to-home, affordable events with lucrative
The Wal-Mart RCL Walleye League is administered
by FLW Outdoors, the world’s leading marketer of competitive fishing. Other
FLW Outdoors-sanctioned tournament trails include the Wal-Mart RCL Walleye
Tour, the world’s most lucrative walleye-fishing series; the Wal-Mart FLW
Tour, the world’s most lucrative bass-fishing series; the EverStart Series,
designed as a pathway to the FLW Tour; the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League
for weekend anglers; and the Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail.
Wal-Mart and many of America’s most respected companies
support FLW Outdoors and its six tournament trails. Wal-Mart has been the
title sponsor of FLW Outdoors since 1997. For a complete list of FLW Outdoors
sponsors and for more information about the premier products and services
they offer, please visit FLWOutdoors.com.
For more information about the Wal-Mart RCL Walleye
League or to enter a tournament, call (270) 252-1000 or visit FLWOutdoors.com.