Lund-Berkley Pro-Am in Chamberlain Canceled

Category: Tournament

 Apr 4th, 2007 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Apr 4th, 2007 at 12:00 AM

With air temperatures at 18 degrees and winds out of the north at 15 mph, day one, Apr. 4, of the Berkley/Lund Pro-Am was canceled. The weather forecast called for winds to increase to 20 mph, and ice build-up on boat decks would have presented a safety hazard. Because the cold weather would endanger the contestants, In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail officials made the call at 7:15 a.m., after consulting with the PWT elected Advisory Council representatives. PWT executive director Jim Kalkofen said, “The conditions made this an easy decision. Tomorrow the winds are forecast to be 5 to 10 mph, which will create a much safer day.” Average temperatures are above 50-degrees, and two weeks ago, spring struck South Dakota with 70 and 80-degree days. This tournament, the opening event of the MotorGuide Regional Series, will take place Thursday and Friday, April 5-6. Take-off each morning is scheduled at 8 a.m., with two flights returning at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. With the slot limit and the many “biting” fish they discovered on the practice days, anglers may weigh their catches anytime during the day. The 2007 PWT tournament schedule includes stops at Winneconne, Wis. later in April, on Mille Lacs in north-central Minnesota the end of May, on Wabigoon Lake in Dryden, Ontario in late July, on Bay de Noc in Escanaba, Mich., Aug. 8-10, concluding on Cass Lake in northern Minnesota, right after Labor Day. All are Pro-Am events, with amateur openings only at Winneconne, Cass Lake and Escanaba. As a special attraction for amateurs/co-angler, PWT pro Bruce Samson announced he would conduct an 11 a.m. Lowrance mapping and GPS class at Cedar Shore Resort.Information, photos, stats and details are on the PWT website, www.professionalwalleyetrail.com.The PWT is an integral element of the In-Fisherman Communications Network headquartered in Baxter, Minnesota, and INTER-MEDIA, America’s leading producer of targeted media. PWT promotional partners include: Mercury Marine, Lund Boats, Berkley, Lowrance Electronics, Optima Batteries, Minn Kota, Realtree, MotorGuide, Johnsonville Brats, Outdoor Channel, Coleman, Northland Fishing Tackle, StowMaster, Reef Runner, Yo-Zuri Quality Lures, Smooth Moves Seat Mounts, Kwik Pfyt Mud Flaps, Yellow Bird Planer Boards, Allstar Graphics, Ram Mounts, Element Edge, Pflueger, Plano Tackle Systems, Aikens Lake Wilderness Lodge, E-Cell, Cannon, Fin-Tech Tackle and Do-It Mold, Chamber at 605-234-4416 and Cedar Shore Resort, 605-734-6376

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