FLW Walleye Tour to Visit Lake Winnebago
Category: press release
Jul 8th, 2010 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Jul 8th, 2010 at 12:00 AM
OSHKOSH, Wis. (July 7, 2010) – The FLW Walleye Tour Eastern Division will visit Lake Winnebago in Oshkosh, Wis., July 15-17 for the last of three stops in the Eastern division. Hosted by the Oshkosh Convention and Visitors Bureau, the tournament will feature as many as 300 top walleye anglers casting for top awards up to $35,000 in the Pro Division and $7,500 in the Co-angler Division.
“I studied the results from last year and it was interesting,” said Chris Gilman of Chisago City, Minn., who finished fifth at last year’s Lake Winnebago event. “With Lake Winnebago there’s so many ways to catch walleye – on rocks, in weeds, trolling the mud basin and fishing the river. Winnebago is a neat deal. It has a lot of different spots and a lot to offer.
“I’ve been fishing there since 1992 and I don’t know of one tournament that’s been won in the same spot twice,” Gilman added. “That lake spreads people out. They can have a tournament with 300 boats and there’s plenty of room for everyone.”
Gilman said anglers definitely will have to pursue a kicker fish to have any hope of winning the Lake Winnebago event.
“There’s not a pile of them, but there are some big fish in the system,” Gilman said. “There’s been a lot of 5- and 6-pound fish caught this year. I think you need a kicker fish mixed in to win.
“I think a guy’s going to need 17 pounds a day to win,” Gilman added. “Someone’s going to get a couple of big ones. The key is to get your limit. If you get lucky and get a big one, that’s even better.”
Anglers will take off from Pioneer Resort Marina located at 1000 Pioneer Drive in Oshkosh at 7 each morning. Weigh-ins will also be held at Pioneer Resort Marina beginning at 3 p.m.
In FLW Walleye Tour competition, anglers are also vying for valuable points in hopes of qualifying for the 2010 FLW Walleye Tour Championship held on Leech Lake in Walker, Minn., Sept. 23-25.
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