Hennepin Duo Wins Walleye Trail Qualifier
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In the third qualifying tournament of the IWT 2016-17 season, Ray Bradford Sr. and Ray Bradford Jr. had a six-fish limit weighing in at 13.25 pounds to win $1,850 and to move up in the points list. The tournament series resumes in spring.
Jason Wresch and Ed Mucha from Melrose finished second with at 12.42-pound total for $1,220; Oakbrook’s Dave Kleszyk and Rick Parrott took third; and Corey Blair and Kevin Hanson from Oglesby finished fourth. Blair had the big-fish prize, a 4.77-pound walleye. Ottawa’s Mike Hanson and J.J. DeBernardi took fifth and $246.
This past weekend, many of the anglers caught on to patterns for catching walleye, said Adam Sandor, who organizes the tournament series.
“There’s a tremendous population of (walleye) and I’d say 1/3 of the 110 fish weighed were walleyes — enough of them where guys are able to target them and fish exclusively for them as they stay a touch shallower than sauger,” said Sandor, who caught a 27-inch walleye himself on Friday.
Source: News Tribune