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  • Updated: 08/14/04

  • Michigan Teams Prepare for Michigan State Championship of Walleye Fishing

    By Steve Weisman
    Gander Mountain GNWC Publicity Director
        The top teams on the Michigan Region of the Gander Mountain Grand
    National Walleye Cup (GNWC) are making final plans for the  Michigan State
    Championship of Walleye Fishing, which will be held at Lake Leelanau near
    Traverse City, MI on August 28-29. The teams will be competing for a
    guaranteed $4000 for first place plus trophies, and with bonus opportunities
    the winners could take home up to $4500.
        Leading the way will be the Michigan Region Team of the Year, Bert
    Murlick and Bret Bremer from Saginaw, MI.
         Shaped in the form of two basins, the north and south, Lake Leelanau
    offers walleye anglers two very different lakes: South Lake Leelanau and
    North Lake Leelanau. The two basins are connected by a natural channel.
        South Lake Leelanau is the shallower of the two basins. Over 11 million
    walleyes have been stocked in South Lake Leelanau in the past five years.
    For the most part the bottom is a mix of sand and gravel.
        North Lake Leelanau, meanwhile, has depths of over 120'. Known for its
    trophy brown trout, North Lake Leelanau also provides good walleye fishing.
         Pre-fishing will be important for the teams vying for the Michigan
    title, as they cover as much water as possible while trying to put together
    their game plan for the two-day tournament. "This is going to be a great
    tournament. We have the top teams on the Michigan circuit and a body of
    water that poses a lot of opportunities and options," said Gander Mountain
    GNWC Executive Director Bernie Barringer.
        Although the tournament competition begins on Saturday, August 28, the
    activities for the Michigan teams actually begin on Friday evening with the
    Championship banquet at the Eagle's Ridge Conference Center adjacent to
    Leelanau Sands Resort and Casino. "The Leelanau Sands Resort and Casino
    really stepped forward to welcome our Championship teams and sponsor the
    Championship banquet," noted Barringer.
        The Michigan Championship competition headquarters for take-off and
    weigh-in will be at the Leelanau East Boat Ramp just off of Bingham road.
    Saturday's action begins at 7 a.m. with the opening ceremonies and take-off.
    Weigh-in will be at 3 p.m. Sunday follows the same time frame with the
    weigh-in festivities beginning at 3 p.m.
        Sunday's weigh-in will determine who will take home the Michigan State
    Championship of Walleye Fishing title. "I encourage the public to come to
    these weigh-ins. Saturday's weigh-in will give us the first day's leaders
    and set up for what will be an exciting climax to the two-day tournament at
    Sunday's weigh-in. On Sunday, the top teams will share where they fished and
    the presentation they used to catch their fish," added Barringer.
        Saturday evening's activities include a free walleye fishing seminar for
    the general public at the Gander Mountain Store in Traverse City. "This will
    be a special opportunity for fishing enthusiasts to learn more about walleye
    fishing and to meet some of the Championship teams," said Barringer.
        In addition, the Walleye Wisdom television crew will be filming footage
    of all eight Championships, including the Michigan State Championship, for
    its popular 13-week television program Walleye Wisdom that airs on the
    Sportsman Channel, Fox Sports and several regional outlets. "Our goal is to
    showcase the successes of our walleye teams, share the techniques that the
    GNWC teams used to catch their fish and to finally give fishing hints that
    will help our viewers become better walleye anglers themselves. I know the
    Michigan Championships will be a super event with lots of media coverage and
    excitement surrounding all of the activities," added Barringer.
        Special awards will be give out at the Championships including the
    Berkley Big Fish Award of $400 in Berkley product for the team that catches
    the largest walleye during the two-day Championships. In addition, an
    optional Big Fish Pot will go to the big fish taken during the
         Next, will be the $200 Gander Mountain Shopping Spree. A drawing will
    be held of teams who do not weigh a fish, and the winner will be able to
    spend the $200 on gear of their choice at any Gander Mountain Store. If all
    teams weigh fish, all will be entered in the drawing.
        YoNet Folding Nets by AMFYOYO will offer the Yo So Close Award of an $80
    folding net to the three teams finishing just out of the money.
        The VIB"E" Lure Company will sponsor the VIB"E" Lure award of two
    six-piece lure sets valued at $40 to the two teams who finish behind the Yo
    So Close award. Lure sets will also be given away as door prizes at the
    Championship banquet.
        TowTector, maker of the premium boat protector for towing vehicles, will
    offer the Towtector Comeback Award of a Towtector Shield valued at $250 for
    the team advancing the most places from day one to day two. Skeeter Boats is
    offering any owner of a Skeeter boat who wins the Michigan State
    Championship while fishing in the Skeeter an additional $1000 above their
    GNWC winnings.
        Aqua Innovations will give an additional $250 to any team who wins the
    Michigan State Championship if their boat's livewell is equipped with the
    Aqua Innovations oxygen enhancement system. Plus they will be awarding
    systems to the anglers as door prizes at the Championship banquet.
        Those interested in checking out the standings, reading the releases
    about any of the eight regions or simply learning more about the circuit can
    access the Gander Mountain GNWC website at www.walleyecup.com.
        Title Sponsor for the GNWC is Gander Mountain. Other major national
    sponsors include Skeeter Boats, Yamaha Outboards, the Sportsman Channel,
    Berkley, Aqua Innovations, YoNet Folding Nets by AMFYOYO, VIB"E" Lure
    Company, TowTector Shield and UpNorthOutdoors.com

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