Osfer and Raley Win PMTT Chaos Tackle Event
Apr 30th, 2014 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Apr 30th, 2014 at 12:00 AM
The first leg of the 2014 Professional Musky Tournament Trail, the Chaos Tackle Spring Shootout was held April 26th & 27th, near Moorhead, Kentucky on Cave Run Lake. Beautiful 80 degree temperature with southest winds greeted the 91 boats registered to compete in the tournament. The outcome of the tournament was decided in the final 30 minutes as the first place team on Saturday, Nate Osfer and Matt Raley, had another team right on their tail. Both teams needed to catch a musky on Sunday to win the event.
The team of Jason Hamernick and Ty Sennett were in 2nd place after day one and caught a 3rd musky on Sunday morning putting pressure on Osfer and Raley to catch another in order to regain 1st Place. At 12:30pm with 30 minutes to spare in the tournament, Osfer and Raley connected on a 41 inch musky to take the win in a dramatic nerve racking fashion. The two angler’s used Medussa’s and jerk baits to catch their fish. Nate Osfer is from Marathon City, Wisconsin and Matt Raley is from Minocqua, Wisconsin. The muskies they caught for the win were 35.50, 41 and a giant 48.50 inch beauty worth an additional $500 for big fish also. The two anglers won a total of $14,500. They were casting the newly developed weeds and inside turns.
Finishing in second place were Jason Hamernick of Wyoming, Minnesota and Ty Sennet of Hayward, Wisconsin. The two anglers caught three muskies ranging in size from 33.50 to 43 inches on crank baits, also on points, inside turns and green weeds like the winners. In third place were Lance and Darrel Seasor of Ashland, Kentucky with 35 and 38 inch muskies that were caught while jigging Bondy Baits near the Scott Creek Marina area. In fourth place with 35.50 and 35.75 inch muskies caught on Shadzilla Swim Baits were the father and son team of Mark and Adam Follenweider of Palo Heights, Illinois who incidentally are the current PMTT World Champions. In fifth place with the Big Fish of the day for Sunday, worth an additional $500 was 19 year old Alec Germann of White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Alec Caught a beautiful 46 inch musky on a shad colored spinner bait.
The next PMTT event will be the Mercury Marine Summer Challenge on the Eagle River Chain in Wisconsin on June 21st and 22nd if you would like to join us and enter one of our upcoming events, view photos of the events or become a member please visit www.promusky.com or give us a call at 815-478-4092.
Tournament director Tim Widlacki thanked all of the PMTT’s fantastic sponsors especially Morehead Tourism and Chaos Tackle for their ongoing support, also thanks to Ranger Boats, Mercury Marine, Musky Hunter Magazine, Keyes Outdoors, Eagle River Area Chambers of Commerce, Musky Mayhem Tackle, Crash` s Landing, IllinoisCCWclasses.com and all of the associate and contributing sponsors. Please let these fine people know that you appreciate their promotional efforts in support of fresh waters most challenging fish and those extreme anglers who chase her on the first, best and only truly national professional musky tournament circuit the PMTT.