Team Artifishalleyes Troy Morris and Corey Heiser Qualify for 2015 MWC Championship
Nov 14th, 2014 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Nov 14th, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Pro Walleye anglers Troy Morris and Corey Heiser are on amission.
Early in 2014, the Fargo, North Dakota based tournament teamannounced an undertaking many may have thought difficult to impossible toexecute successfully.
That didn’t turn out to be a problem at all.
The team announced earlier this year they would fish everytournament they entered during the 2014 season and into the future withartificial lures only, following the belief both have expressed that artificiallure only walleye tournaments would not only be very successful drawing anglersand putting up impressive numbers of walleyes caught, but more importantlywould be healthier for the waters fished and send a clear message to the publicabout the spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) and live bait fishing’scontribution to this nationally recognized problem.
The team fished Walleyes competitively employing ScheelsRods, PK Lures, Berkley Flicker Shads, Berkley jigs and spinner rigs tippedwith Gulp Alive, other Berkley soft lures, and Berkley lines fishing from aRanger Walleye boat.
As the season wound to a close, Troy and Corey hadaccomplished several important goals.
1) Artifishalleyes was the first team to fish an entire circuitusing artificial lures only, fishing Minnesota’s Big Stone Lake finishing 19th,South Dakota’s Lake Sharpe finishing 20th, Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan out ofOconto finishing 9th, and Minnesota’s Cass Lake finishing 45th.
2) The team qualified for the 2015 Cabela’s MWC WorldWalleye Championship on Lake Erie out of Huron, Ohio.
3) The Team ranked 18th overall for the Masters WalleyeCircuit Team of the Year!
Troy and Corey are looking very much forward to continuingtheir successful artificials only quest through the 2015 Walleye tournamentseason.
Join them both at www.artifishalleyes.com, brought to you byVision Banks, Artifishalleyes You Tube, and the Artifishalleyes Facebook pagefor news, information, and much more!
Artifishalleyes Mission Statement:
The presence of aquatic nuisance species, ANS, has becomemore widespread causing severe and permanent damage to the habitats they invadeby reducing the abundance of native species and altering ecosystem processes.This destruction of the natural ecosystem is causing lakes and rivers to haveless game fish and even rendering some lakes and rivers unusable.
Even in those natural walleye fisheries not affected by ANS,walleye tournament fishing continues to be scrutinized because the possibletransportation of ANS to these locations by water. These issues have severalcauses, however, we feel the use of live bait has amplified both and that it istime to change the walleye fishing world. According to the Federal ANS TaskForce, common pathways of introduction are ballast water, transported onrecreational equipment, fishing gear and FISHING BAIT RELEASE.
We are dedicated and passionate fishermen with a love foreducating our youth and fellow anglers. Both of us began fishing when we wereyoung, moved into the amateur walleye tournaments and are now well known on theprofessional walleye circuits. We have experienced the changes in our watersystem and realize that it is time for us to lead the walleye fishing worldinto the next generation with only artificial presentations and artificialbaits. We want to show and educate all fishermen, that these products, can notonly improve our water system but will show results in competitive tournamentfishing.
Through this web site, our Facebook and You Tube channel,fishing seminars, magazine articles, sport show booths, walleye tournaments andour vast network of fellow fishermen; we not only have the marketing abilitybut the access to promote artificial presentations. For 2014, we have made apact and signed a contract that we will no longer be using natural live baitfor fishing, EVER.
We invite you to take a look at our 2015 schedule and joinus on this pursuit of “The Generation Beyond Bait”.