Puccio Nets 5th at Lake Minnatonka PMTT Championship
Oct 15th, 2010 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Oct 15th, 2010 at 12:00 AM
TONY PUCCIO NPAA #2 AND HIS PARTNER MIKE PEACOSKI FINISHED 5TH AT THE PMTT- PROFESSIONAL MUSKY TOURNAMENT TRAIL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OCTOBER 9TH AND 10TH ON LAKE MINNATONKA MINNESOTA.
PUCCIO HOOKED UP WITH A 48 INCHER ON DAY TWO UNDER VERY TOUGH FISHING CONDITIONS. THERE WERE ONLY 8 MUSKIES LANDED OVER 40 INCHES IN THE TOURNAMENT FIELD OF 50 TEAMS.
TACTICS USED WERE TROLLING WITH BAIT RIGS VIPER 2 BUCKTAILS ON WEED EDGES USING OFF SHORE TACKLES TADPOLE SIZE 2 INLINE WEIGHT TO KEEP THE BAIT DOWN 4FT COMBINED WITH 80LB FIRELINE BRAID WITH A 80LB BERKLY VANISH LEADER. PUCCIO ADDED THAT FOLLOWING THE CONTOUR LINES WITH THE NAVIONICS MAPPING REALLY HELPED KEEP HIM ON THE WEED LINES AND THAT IS WHERE THE FISH WERE. 2010 WAS PUCCIO’S FIRST YEAR FISHING THE PMTT.
PUCCIO’S SPONSORS ARE: TUFFY BOATS, MERCURY MOTORS, OFF SHORE TACKLE BAIT RIGS TACKLE, RAPALA, VMC HOOKS, LUHR JENSEN, POWER BAIT, GULP, FIRELINE, MINN-KOTA, HUSKY LINERS, EZ-LOADER TRAILERS, NAVIONICS, SCOTTY ROD HOLDERS.
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