Parise and Hanaman Win WMT’s Lac Vieux Desert Tournament

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 Jun 2nd, 2008 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Jun 2nd, 2008 at 12:00 AM

The WMT's Lac Vieux Desert tournament on Saturday, May 24th registered two legal muskies for the contest. The first muskie for the event would be registered by Ray Erbs and John Franklin at 7:36am with a 42 incher. At 11:57am, the last and largest muskie at 43 inches would be scored by the team of Paul Parise and Tom Hanaman. The two successful competing teams were able to make contact with their muskies in water depths of six feet on a small bucktail and a 9" Suick muskie thriller.

The WMT's Lac Vieux Desert "MUSKIE DOUBLE HEADER" ™ tournament paid down five places:
1st – Paul Parise/Tom Hanaman
2nd – Ray Erbs/John Franklin
3rd – Al Ziskal/Mike Mascha
4th – Brent Martin/Adam Hickson
5th – Eric Streich/Gerard Wilczek

The next tournaments for the WMT is a "MUSKIE DOUBLE HEADER" ™ weekend with the Phillips Chain tournament on Saturday, May 31 and Butternut Lake tournament on Sunday, June 1. Because the Phillips Chain and Butternut Lake tournaments are a "MUSKIE DOUBLE HEADER"(tm) weekend, the team who wins both of the tournaments back-to-back will win the $20,000.00 bonus, that would tally $40,000.00 for the weekend for the winning team with a full field. During the weekend, anglers will be looking also to capture a 50 inch muskie and take home the $17,000.00 fifty inch pool.

Both of the Phillips Chain and Butternut Lake tournaments still have some open spots. It is still possible to sign up for the events by logging on to the WMT's web site www.WMTseries.com for the entry form, and mailing it to the WMT. Also, you can sign up for the tournaments on Friday, May 30th at the Birch Island Resort, on the shores of Wilson Lake, from 5:00pm to 7:30pm. And, you can sign up for the Butternut Lake tournament on Saturday, May 31st at Northern Pines Resort on Butternut Lake from 6:30pm to 7:00pm.

All of the WMT's one-day tournaments and Major Open Championships are open to the public. You can fish in one tournament or as many as you like.

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