Wisconsin Team Win at PMTT Chaos Tackle Event on Cave Run
May 1st, 2013 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified May 1st, 2013 at 12:00 AM
As musky fishing weather goes, the weather was what an angler would ask for at the Chaos Tackle Spring Shootout on April 27th and 28th. The skies were overcast and light winds with air temperatures in the 60 degree range at this annual event hosted by the Morehead Tourism. The water on Cave Run Lake was 58-60 degrees with the muskies still mainly in the pre-spawn mode.
This year in this first event of the 2013 PMTT trail Bill Taylor of Trevor, WI and Don Afleson of Silver Lake, WI used Depth Raider crank baits in chrome and purple, trolling through schools of baitfish in 18-24 feet of water. They caught a 37 inch musky on Saturday and on Sunday they had a fish hit and it got off early. Later in the day they caught a 38.5 inch. With the tougher spawn bite this double was enough for them to take home the gold. Also, they were the winners of the coveted Ranger Cup for an additional $1,000 for winning as a registered Ranger Boat owner in a Ranger Cup sponsored tournament. They walked away with just over $13,000.00 for their first place finish.
In second place, the largest fish ever caught at a PMTT event at Cave Run Lake a 50.75 inch monster were Kyle Weber of Crane Lake, MN and Jordan Gustman of Burlington, WI. The two anglers used H20 Hardhead Jerkbaits that were crappie pattern color. Their technique was fishing over schools of crappie in deep water that the muskies were targeting. The duo had the musky follow their lure up twice on Saturday. They came back Sunday and caught the fish. The 50 Â¾ inch was the big fish of the day for Sunday totaling $3,500 for their second place finish.
In third place, with a 33.5 and a 41 were John Adkins of Carlton, MN and Ryan Granderson of Wrenshall, MN using pounder bulldawgs in shallow water. In fourth place with the big fish of the day for Saturday a 46.5 inch caught on a black and white jerkbait were Robert Kahl of Menomonie, WI and Tim Schultz of River Falls, WI. The two anglers were fishing off Zilpo Flats in ten feet of water. Rounding out the top five with a 45.5 inch caught on a Bondy bait were the father and son team: Darrel and Lance Seasor of Ashland, Kentucky. The two anglers were jigging in 40 feet of water in deep timber among schools of bait.
There were eighty teams that participated in the event. With sixteen fish caught Saturday and eight fish caught on Sunday for a total of twenty four fish caught. If you would like to be one of the lucky or skilled anglers in one of our upcoming events please go online at promusky.com and sign up. We would love to have you join us in the fun. Upcoming events include the Eagle River Chain in Wisconsin and then the Madison Chain in Wisconsin.
Tournament Director Tim Widlacki thanked all of the PMTT’â„¢s sponsors, especially Morehead Tourism and Chaos Tackle for their continued support of not only the PMTT but musky fishing in general. Also thanks to Ranger Boats, Mercury Marine, Musky Hunter Magazine, Keyes Outdoors Television, Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce, Rollie & Helens Musky Shop, Musky Mayhem Tackle, Crash’s Landing, IllinoisCCW.com and all the associate and contributing sponsors. Please let these fine folks know that you appreciate their promotional efforts in support of freshwaters most challenging fish â€¦ and those extreme anglers who chase her on the first, best and only truly National Professional Musky Circuit â€¦ the PMTT!
To obtain more information on becoming a member of the 2013 PMTT, or to view event photo album, please visit them on the Web @ www.promusky.com or call PMTT office @: 815-478-2139