|Veteran PWT Pro Ron Gazvoda Takes Day 2 Lead
at Devils Lake
Veteran In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail angler Ron
Gazvoda, Lakewood, Col., took over the day two lead at Devils
Lake, ND. They were competing in the Outdoor Channel/Berkley
runs through Friday, May 26. Gazvoda has been fishing the PWT
since 2002, and has a $66,000 victory on Bay de Noc at Escanaba,
Mich., in 2004. He weighed 25 pounds on day one and 31 pounds
today. He leads second place pro and Devils Lake guide Jason
Feldner, Minnewaukan, ND, by two pounds. Third place pro Brian
Bjorkman, Fargo, ND, is 11 pounds behind Feldner. Day one pro
leader Keith Carlson, Goodhue, Minn., dropped to ninth place.
After two days of this tournament, one of the Regional Series
events presented by MotorGuide, 92 pros of the 119 have landed
5-fish limits each day. The average weight is nearly three pounds.
The Coleman Big Fish of the tournament pushed the scales over
10 pounds. Pro Rick Zachowski, Milwaukee, Wis., and amateur
partner Greg Pregrocki, Libertyville, Ill., weighed a 10.08-pounder.
Amateur/co-angler Dallas Marchus, Fessenden, ND, extended
his lead to three pounds over second place amateur Tony Omit,
Elk River, Minn. If he holds onto his top position, Marchus
will win a Lund/Mercury walleye boat valued at $15,000. The
winning pro collects a first place prize of $55,000.
After a cold front during the night, heavy over-cast greeted
the field. By 1 p.m., the sun nudged temperatures from the low
60-degree range to the mid-70's. Walleye fans enjoyed the fish
stories from stage, the Berkley fishing experience, and several
Day three begins at 7 a.m. Friday, with the weigh-in and stage
ceremonies starting at 3 p.m. All activities take place at Graham's
Island State Park just west of the city of Devils Lake.
The PWT is an integral element of the In-Fisherman Communications
Network headquartered in Brainerd, Minnesota, and PRIMEDIA,
America's leading producer of targeted media. PWT promotional
partners include: Mercury Marine, Lund, The Outdoor Channel,
Berkley, Optima Batteries, Realtree, MotorGuide, Lowrance, MinnKota,
Trilene, Frenzy, Blue Fox, Powerbait, Johnsonville Brats, Northland
Fishing Tackle, Lindy Legendary Fishing Tackle, GULP!, Coleman,
Storm, Tommy Docks, Smooth Moves Seat Mounts, E-Village, Kwik
Pfyt, Raymarine, Rapala, Pflueger, Ram rod holders, Gerbing's
Heated Clothing, Aqua-Vu, Plano, Stowmaster.net, Navionics,
Yellow Bird, Beckman, Drift Control, Gemini Sport Marketing,
Yo-Zuri and Reef Runner. The PWT is an integral element of the
In-Fisherman Communications Network headquartered in Brainerd,
Minnesota, and PRIMEDIA, America's leading producer of targeted
media and Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce, 701-662-4903.