Team Migizi’s Sam Ubl and Mark Piechowski Win PRO-MAC
Jun 19th, 2012 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Jun 19th, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Migizi Rods is pleased to announce Sam Ubl and Mark Piechowski won a recent WMT event! Below is a note we received from Sam, a member of Team Migizi.
‘Over the past weekend I was fishing the PRO-MAC Three Lakes Chain Muskie Guerdon Open tournament and we doubled up before noon both days to win it, but I could have casted all day if we hadn’t. Below is one of the fish that helped make our quadruple to earn us our top place finish. I caught this fish on my Migizi 8’ Heavy, the fish fought hard but didn’t stand a chance! Thanks for making what I consider to be amongst the top caliber rods in so many ways, it’s a pleasure to have them as a part of my arsenal.
Migizi rods are amongst the finest sticks I trust the potential “fish of a lifetime” with. I certainly appreciate the craftsmanship so evident in my Migizi rods that you’ve obviously fine-tuned down to a science, combining meticulous cosmetics and exceptional strength and durability that invested die-hard fisherman like me need. You know, as cliche as the old saying, “you get what you pay for”, is, it’s a true testament to the dependability I demand out of my gear.’
Nice work, gentlemen, and we are delighted the rods are performing to expectations!
The Team took home $4300.00 for the win.
Press Release from the WMT:
The WORLD MUSKIE TOURNAMENT SERIES™ (WMT Series™) hosted the first PROFESSIONAL MUSKIE ANGLER CIRCUIT™ (Pro-MAC™) qualifying tournament of the 2012 season on the Three Lakes Chain June 16 th and 17th with the Guerdon Open Championship™, the first of six major open championships on the circuit. The weather conditions were nearly perfect all day on Saturday resulting in twenty two (22) muskies over 34 inches registered. Sunday’s conditions would change drastically by a cold front that pushed through the area over night, ushering in clear sky’s creating a tougher bite for the angler’s, producing nine (9) muskies for the final day of competition
The first muskie to be registered on Saturday would come from the team of Ryan Bock and Tim Rutzen at 6:05am with a 41.50 incher but the duo wasn’t done there, they would continue to score on a 40.50″ muskie at 7:45am giving the team the early lead that would last throughout the first day. The next team to double up for the day would be the eventual winners, Sam Ubl and Mark Piechowski when Mark caught the first two legal muskies of his fishing career casting tight into shore with smaller spinner baits. Sam and Mark’s Saturday muskies were 36.50 inches at 8:53am and 38.25 inches at 11:33am. The third team two score two muskies would be Ron and Ryan Meyer when they tallied a 37.50″ at 11:53am and a 34.75 incher at 12:43pm. The final team to put two on the board would come from Gene Erickson fishing alone measuring muskies of 42.50 inches at 11:00am and 36.50″ at 1:27pm.
The largest muskie of the competition would be registered on Sunday by Dan and Mike Wojtusik with a 45.25 incher that added to their previous day’s catch of a 34.25″ at 9:50am. Bock and Rutzen would regain the lead when they would tally their third of the competition at 9:19am, measuring 34.25 inches. By 10:05 am, the team of Chas Martin and Mike Richardson would be done for the day with their second muskie of 40.50 inches with their first coming at 9:30am scoring 34.25 inches and when added to their Saturdays catch of 36.25″, would land the team with a third place finish. At 11:06am, Ubl and Piechowski would be done for the day with each landing fish, the first one coming at 7:58am measuring 39.50 inches and the fourth and final muskie scoring 35″ for the quadruple
Other anglers to score on muskies Saturday were: Ron Glolec & Josh Sadlon 40″ at 6:49am, Alan Phillips & Tom Kliss 43″ at 6:46am, Tony Piantek & Bill Vierkandt 41.75″ at 8:35am, Gary Tutaj & Jeff Venne 38.25″ 8:39am, Dan Buss & Todd Luedtke 36.50″ at 8:59am, Cody Hahnes & Jordan Kelbley 37.50″ at 9:20am, Brian Kastner & Brian Emmerich 42.50″ at 9:40am, Prescott and Joe Mahner 40″ at 9:49am, Bob Lass & Gary George 42.25″ at 10:16am, Jerry Podmarsky & David Quinn 38.50″ at 12:10pm, Scott & Dylan Gagliano 40″ at 1:48pm, and Scott Cisewski & Troy Shulfer 34.50″ at 2:10pm.
Other teams to tally muskies on Sunday were: Jared Adamovich & Jeremy Barber 36.25″ at 8:46am, Tim & Tom Mathu 34: at 10:40am, and Neil Barnett & Scott Chisholm 39″ at 11:27am.
The Pro-MAC™ Three Lakes Guerdon Open Championship™ top eleven places were:
1st – Sam Ubl/Mark Piechowski
2nd – Ryan Bock/Tim Rutzen
3rd – Chas Martin/Mike Richardson
4th – Dan & Mike Wojtusik
5th – Gene Erickson
6th – Ron & Ryan Meyer
7th – Alan Phillips/Tom Kliss
8th – Brian Kastner/Brian Emmerich
9th – Bob Lass/Gary George
10th – Tony Piantek/Bill Vierkandt
11th – Ron Golec/Josh Sadlon
The next tournaments for the WMT Series™ are on the MUSKIE COUNTRY TOURNAMENT CIRCUIT™ at the Sand/Dam Lake Chain and Big St. Germain Lake on Saturday the 23rd of June and Sunday the 24th on Big Arbor Vitae Lake. Both tournaments still have some open spots left. Anglers competing on Saturday will get their choice to fish either the Sand/Dam Chain or on Big St. Germain for the tournament. If you are interested in fishing one or both, you can sign up for them the Friday before the events, June 22 nd at Pitlik’s Sand Beach Resort on the shores of Sand Lake or at 8064 HWY D, if you’re traveling by road, at 5:30pm until 7:30pm. If you plan on fishing just the Big Arbor Vitae event on Sunday, you can sign up for the event Saturday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at Slo’s Pub at 10599 Big Arbor Vitae Drive.
The WMT Series™ events are open to the public. If you are interested in expanding your muskie knowledge and enjoying the competition with others who share your interest, log on to www.WMTSeries.com web site or www.professionalmuskieanglercircuit.com for info and an entry form or you can call 715-277-4411.
Sponsors of the 2012 WMT Series™ are: Tooth Tamer Rods, Fittante Taxidermy, Tackle Industries Super D’s, Dream Catcher Bucktails & Tackle, T’s Tackle, Suick, Yakima Bait Company, Worden’s Lures, Poe’s, www.Mudpuppylures.com , Trophy Hunter Accessories – Glittertail, River Run Tackle, Super Slayer Tackle Company, Optimum Bait Company, Figure 8 Lures, Lucky Craft Lures, and Salmo Performance Fishing Lures.