Dekalb, Lisch Blown Into Top Spot at FLW League on Winneconne
Apr 27th, 2008 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Apr 27th, 2008 at 12:00 AM
Wind. It’s what mother nature threw at 99 boaters and co-anglers fishing the first stop in the Wisconsin division of the FLW League event on the Wolf River Chain. With solid winds all day long out of the west and gusts up to 35 mph, it made many anglers looking forward to a great bite during prefishing to absolute misery and two-thirds of the field dropping a goose egg for a finish.The majority of anglers just went out today in hopes of catching a legal fish for points toward the championship and possible even a check. Well the combination of Gregory Dekalb and co-angler Luke Lisch did just that. They were able to put together one of six limits weighing 10lbs and 9ounces to claim the Wisconsin divisions top spot.Second place went to Dan Stankevitz and co-angler Chris Kuehn earning them a combined check for $5250.00. Third place went to Kenneth Dage and John Osterloh. Fourth place went to Doug David and co-angler Jeff Truckenbrod, earning them a combined check for $4050.00. Rounding out the top five were Steven Wagner and co-angler Steve Keller who took home a combined $3000.00.With no clear proven tactic doing any better than another, anglers did performed just about every spring trick they could to dream up to put fish in the boat. However, most fish still favored the infamous Wolf River Rig. With minutes to go and hoping for a desperation fish, third place boater Kenneth Dage and co-angler John Osterloh, fishing under the Winneconne bridge, were able to squeak out one fish weighing 7lbs and 14oz to capture big fish honors and nab a combined check for $4800.00Toyota Pro Pat Neu, driving his 2008 Toyota Tundra, claimed the Toyota Walleye Reward money with his 12th place finish.