Full Throttle Fishing Kicks Off The 2014 Season In Red Wing, MN
May 1st, 2014 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified May 1st, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Full Throttle Fishing excitement returned to the Mississippi River at Red Wing, MN April 19th to launch the 2014 Tournament season. The Friday night meeting provided great fellowship among anglers and was highlighted by an inspirational and powerful message, which was well timed on Good Friday from River Dan. Elks Club provided an excellent dinner with burgers and all the fixings, thanks to the Red Wing Chamber of Commerce for finding a meeting site in beautiful downtown Red Wing. Keith Kapaun was the winner of the Mathews Mission Riot Bow package and lessons from Pete Hein and Team Flatline Outdoors. Tom Brunz was the winner of the Limit Creek Smoothie Rod and Tony Ward was the winner of the Kistler Rod.
Launch time rolled around, the winds where a little fierce, the water was up and the water temps had dropped from the previous week making fishing conditions a little more challenging but the skies where rain free and the temps where comfortable for the Walleye and Bass teams which where up to the challenge of dissecting the conditions at hand.
At weigh in time on the Bass side of the event Brian Harmon & Randy Wieczorek where victorious with 8.04# the teams of Seth Feider & Austin Felix took 2nd place with 5.73# and Michael Walters & Dave Walters took 3rd place with 5.21#. Big Bass of the day was 4.16 Smallmouth going to Jeremy Evans & Chris Linder.
On the Walleye side Kevin Klimmek & Harvey Klimmek where victorious with 12.66# the of Jarod Kopp & Adam Schmitt took 2nd place with 10.45# and 3rd palce going to the last years river champs and father/son team of Peter Wells and Alex Wells with 9.94#. Big Walleye honors going to Scott St. Sauver with a dandy 8# Walleye.
Full Throttle Fishing also hosted a NPAA Future Angler Foundation event at the end of the weigh in handing out rod and reel combos along with other fun fishing items.
There are some exciting changes for the 2014 Full Throttle Fishing season, payback to the tourney angler increase to 100% of entry fee’s based on cash and prizes! At each event this year we will be giving away a brand NEW MATTHEWS bow at the pre-tournament dinner meeting sponsored by Flatline Outdoors, Full Throttle, and Pete Hein. Included in the package will be a shooting lesson and free set up lesson with pro Pete Hein. Trophies are sponsored by Lindner’s Angling Edge T.V show for both the bass, walleye, and big fish winners. This year is going to be about giving back to the fisherman there fore increasing participation.
Each Full Throttle event will have something special for the kids. A NPAA Future Angler Foundation event will follow each regular scheduled Full Throttle tournament weigh in. Special thanks to NPAA pro’s Tom Davis and Kirt Hedquist for hosting the kid’s event. 15 rods and reels will be given away at each event along with lots of door prizes along with a fishing basics seminar and watching out for invasive species.
Full Throttle also includes Ranger Cup money to each of the regular season events as well as Rapid Sport contingency money to any team that wins an FT event. You must be signed up for Ranger Cup to qualify. Full Throttle Fishing also qualifies the top teams each year and sends them to the Cabelas National Championship.
Other upcoming events-
June 21st Gull Lake- (Lindner’s Angling Edge speaking.)
July 26th Mille Lacs Lake (Will be a Catch, Record and Release event for Walleye)
August 9th Lake Minnetonka Championship (Our Lake Minnetonka Championship tournament will be sponsored once again by Fish on Kids books and Kristine Houtman.)
To sign up and enter any Full Throttle event or interested in sponsoring Full Throttle Fishing? Contact Mark Schutz at [email protected] or call 763-486-7508.
Full Throttle is a professionally run organization dedicated to providing faith-based
fishing tournaments and charity events that emphasize a family atmosphere, along
with competition and camaraderie. The organization was started to cater to anglers
looking for a tournament series with a Christian foundation. The goal this year is
to increase the popularity of the tournament series and thus spread the message of
faith and family bonding.
Each event will include a complimentary team dinner on Friday night, where rules
are announced, followed by an inspirational speaker, a pro-fisherman segment and
prizes. The Friday night gathering helps enhance fellowship among the Full Throttle
Tournament series participants. Tournaments begin Saturday morning and end by
the evening, allowing contestants to attend mass and spend time with their families
Full Throttle Fishing would like to thank these supporting partners that make this
series possible Ranger Boats, Rapid Marine Group, Kistler Rods, Limit Creek rods
Mercury Marine, Humminbird, Liddle Marketing, National Fleet Graphics, Minnkota,
Lakemaster, Talon, and Ranger Cup, Optima Batteries, Studio503, Worldwide Marine Insurance and Kirt Hedquist Outdoors. Full Throttle Fishing is a partner of the NPAA National Professional Anglers Association.
John 3:16. Mathew 4:19.