|SEIFERLEIN WINS WAL-MART FLW WALLEYE LEAGUE MICHIGAN DIVISION
EVENT ON LAKE ERIE
MONROE, Mich. (June 19, 2006) - Boater Nathan Seiferlein of
Marine City, Mich., earned $1,645 Saturday as winner of the
Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League Michigan Division event on the Lake
Erie. Seiferlein, along with co-angler Mike Hokenstad of Lake
Orion, Mich., caught a five-walleye limit weighing 38 pounds,
"There were perfect walleye conditions," Seiferlein
said. The team was able to land several quality sized fish to
fill their near 40-pound limit. They trolled one spot through
the entirety of the day, pulling crawler rigs in 18 to 25 feet
of water. Early in the day the team was catching them higher
in the water table because the fish were up feeding on mayflies.
As the day wore on the fish moved deeper but the bite was still
good. The team was able to chase the fish down, no matter the
depth, to pull out an impressive bag of walleyes.
Rounding out the top five boaters are Ed Stachowski of Canton,
Mich. (five walleyes, 37 pounds, 11 ounces, $846); Paul Albrechtsen
of Grand Rapids, Mich. (five walleyes, 36 pounds, 2 ounces,
$705 plus a $300 contingency bonus); Shannon Robinson of Standish,
Mich. (five walleyes, 35 pounds, $611 plus $250 contingency
bonus) and Don Curler of Bay City, Mich. (five walleyes, 32
pounds, 13 ounces, $423).
Hokenstad earned $823 as winner of the Co-angler Division. Co-angler
competitors share weight with their boater partner. Rounding
out the top five co-anglers are Charlie Roberts of Melbourne,
Fla., ($423); Daniel Dietz of Hilliard, Ohio ($353); Nathan
Smith of Linwood, Mich. ($305); and Randall Wrzesinski of Bay
City, Mich. ($211).
Three FLW Walleye League divisions - Michigan, Minnesota and
Wisconsin - each feature three one-day events and one two-day
Super Tournament during the regular season. Every angler who
receives weight credit earns points, with 200 points awarded
to the winner, 199 for second, 198 for third, and so on, except
for Super Tournaments, which award 300 points to the winner,
299 for second, 298 for third, and so on. These points determine
The top 35 boaters and 35 co-anglers from each FLW Walleye League
division advance to the $141,950 Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League
Finals, set for Sept. 7-9 on Lake Michigan in Escanaba, Mich.
Anglers finishing in the top 10 in each division also receive
priority entry into the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour for 2007.
The Michigan Division's next stop is the Super Tournament presented
by Evinrude Aug. 12-13 in Saginaw Bay.
The Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League was created to provide the grassroots
walleye angler a chance to compete in professionally administered,
close-to-home tournaments with lucrative cash awards.
Named after the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L.
Wood, FLW Outdoors administers the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League
and nine other national tournament circuits offering a combined
$36.9 million in awards through 241 events in 2006. The 27-year-old
organization is the purveyor of America's largest and most prestigious
fishing tournaments, including the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, Wal-Mart
FLW Series, Stren Series, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Wal-Mart
Texas Tournament Trail, Stratos Owners' Tournament Trail, Wal-Mart
FLW Walleye Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League, Wal-Mart FLW
Kingfish Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Series and Wal-Mart FLW
For more information on FLW Outdoors and its tournament programs,
visit FLWOutdoors.com or call (270) 252-1000.
Wal-Mart and many of America's largest and most respected companies
support FLW Outdoors and its tournament trails. Wal-Mart signed
on as title sponsor of the FLW Tour in 1997 and today is the
title sponsor of all FLW Outdoors events. For more information
on Wal-Mart, visit Wal-Mart.com