|NPAA Members Dominate PWT Can-Am Challenge
VALLEY CITY, ND, August 20th, 2008: The National Professional
Anglers Association (NPAA), a non-profit organization focused
on growing the sport of fishing and increasing the professionalism
of its members, would like to congratulate all the NPAA members
from the US and Canada on their professionalism and participation
at the In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail “Artificials
Only” Super Pro Can-Am Challenge on Lake Wabigoon out
of Dryden, ONT. August 13-15th, 2008.
Along with artificial baits mandatory, the Can-Am challenge
was unique in that a team captain from Canada and the USA picked
24 Contestants to fish against each other and themselves. Each
team member was matched up with a different co-angler each day.
Team Canada hailed victory over the USA by a margin of 9.32lbs.
(592.27lbs. Canada and 582.95 USA). 731 fish were brought to
the scales over the course of the event. This was a great testament
for artificial baits, as PWT and NPAA supporter Berkley Gulp!
was used extensively by most anglers.
Canadian team captain was NPAA Member – John Butts #251
From Dryden, ONT. USA team captain was NPAA Member – Gary
Parsons #24 from Glidden, WI. Both did a tremendous job as team
captains took the microphone as their team members crossed the
Taking top honors as an NPAA member was 3rd place, Perry Good
#16, from Brainerd, MN. “In practice I figured out that
some big walleyes were suspended at a similar level as the top
of the mid-lake rock reefs. I worked bottom bouncers, spinners,
and Berkley Gulp! 6” Nightcrawlers through these fish
and it paid off.”, said Good.
The next and final two events for the In-Fisherman PWT will
be at Sault Ste. Marie, MI Sept. 11-13th and the final event
on the St. Croix River out of Hudson, WI Oct. 14-18th, 2008.