Fox Wins FLW League on Winnebago
Jun 7th, 2006 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Jun 7th, 2006 at 12:00 AM
WINNECONNE, Wis. (June 5, 2006) – Boater Dennis Fox of Weyauwega, Wis., earned $3,045 Saturday as winner of the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League Wisconsin Division event on the Wolf River Chain of Lake. Fox, along with co-angler Brian Boelter of Colgate, Wis., caught four walleyes weighing 16 pounds, 8 ounces to win by only 6 ounces. The team had only four bites the entire day. “It was better that way, we didn’t have to weed through them all day,” Fox said. The slim number of bites the team had turned out to be the right ones and put them into the winners circle. The anglers trolled Storm Deep Thunderstick Jr.’s in 19 feet of water along the mudflats in Lake Winnebago to catch their four trophy-sized walleyes. Rounding out the top five boaters are Bob Woodke of Gillett, Wis. (five walleyes, 16 pounds, 3 ounces, $1,566 plus $400 contingency bonus); Thomas Kamp of Fox Lake, Wis. (five walleyes, 14 pounds, 14 ounce, $1,305);Kevin Glaza of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. (five walleyes, 14 pounds, 3 ounces, $1,131) and Dean Stoflet of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. (five walleyes, 13 pounds, 2 ounces $783 plus $200 contingency bonus). Boelter earned $1,523 as winner of the Co-angler Division. Co-angler competitors share weight with their boater partner. Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Dan Woyak of Menomonee Falls, Wis., ($783); David Stadler of Omro, Wis. ($653); Dan Muetz of Evansville, Wis. ($565) and John Binsfeld of Hubertus, Wis. ($391). Three FLW Walleye League divisions – Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin – each feature three one-day events and one two-day Super Tournament during the regular season. Every angler who receives weight credit earns points, with 100 points awarded to the winner, 99 for second, 98 for third, and so on, except for Super Tournaments, which award 150 points to the winner, 149 for second, 148 for third, and so on. These points determine angler standings. The top 35 boaters and 35 co-anglers from each FLW Walleye League division advance to the $141,950 Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League Finals, set for Sept. 7-9 on Lake Michigan in Escanaba, Mich. Anglers finishing in the top 10 in each division also receive priority entry into the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour for 2007. The Wisconsin Division’s third stop, presented by Yamaha will be held on Lake Winnebago July 8 followed by the Super Tournament presented by Evinrude July 29-30 on Green Bay. The Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League was created to provide the grassroots walleye angler a chance to compete in professionally administered, close-to-home tournaments with lucrative cash awards. Named after the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L. Wood, FLW Outdoors administers the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Series, Stren Series, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail presented by Abu Garcia, Stratos Owners’ Tournament Trail, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Series, Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series and Wal-Mart FLW Striper Series. These circuits offer combined purses exceeding $37.9 million through 249 events in 2006. For more information about FLW Outdoors and its tournament programs, visit FLWOutdoors.com or call (270) 252-1000. Wal-Mart and many of America’s largest and most respected companies support FLW Outdoors and its tournament trails. Wal-Mart signed on as an FLW Outdoors sponsor in 1997 and today is the world’s leading supporter of tournament fishing. For more information about Wal-Mart, visit Wal-Mart.com.