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PWT Anglers Stack Up Solid Cass LakeWalleye
Weights; Dave Anderson Leads
Cass Lake, Minnesota....A radical weather change
-- for the better --
was the order of the day at the Lund Pro-Am. Fishing Cass Lake
Minnesota, the In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail (PWT) anglers
under sunny skies. This was the first ³spring² day
following a week of
wind, rain and cold temperatures.
Fishing under calm conditions suited pro Dave Anderson,
Minn., just fine however. He said, ³This is a great lake,
and it produced
just as well today as it did during the ugly weather.² Anderson
partner Jeff Baird, Cass Lake, weighed 21.01 pounds. They hold
a two pound
lead over pro Mark Christianson, Walker, Minn. who has guided on the
for 20 years, and now fishes the entire 6-tournament PWT circuit.
with amateur Scott Gearen, Becker, Minn.
Two-tenths of a pound back in third (18.96 pounds)
was the pro-am
partnership of Ross Grothe, Northfield, Minn., and Mike Compton, Grand
Forks, ND. Pro Mark Brumbaugh, Arcanum, Ohio, and amateur Jay
Bemidji, Minn., also had 18 pounds for fourth. A total of 54
(5-fish) came to the scales for the 120 sets of Pro-Am partners.
fields are invitationals and limited to 120 of the top-ranked pro anglers
Most anglers fished specific points on steep Cass
Favorite depths were from 14 to 24 feet, and various patterns of live
fishing prevailed. A few anglers pitched jigs and minnows into
cabbage, 6 to 10 feet deep. Most anglers stayed on Cass Lake,
however a few
tried the adjoining lakes and Pike Bay.
Big fish of the day went to pro Tommy Skarlis, Walker,
amateur Bill Hyska, Northfield, Minn. Their fish, worth at least
weighed 7.33 pounds. At least a dozen five and six pounders came
scales, with pro Ted Takasaki catching one fish for 7.19 pounds.
The weigh-in festivities take place on days two and
three, June 3 and
June 4, at Stony Point Resort, just east of the village of Cass Lake
Highway 2. Ceremonies begin at 3 p.m. A large crowd
during day one activities, with a huge contingent of walleye fans expected
Friday when pro anglers share their secrets including where they fished
describe their methods in detail. Also, successful anglers will
nearly $300,000 in cash and merchandise prizes.