Nissen bests Walleye League field on Mille Lacs
Jun 18th, 2007 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Jun 18th, 2007 at 12:00 AM
ISLE, Minn. – Chad Nissen of Oakdale, Minn., caught five walleyes that weighed 12 pounds, 15 ounces and earned $6,230 Saturday as winner of the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League Minnesota Division event on Lake Mille Lacs. The victory placed Nissen one step closer to qualifying for the Walleye League Finals on the Mississippi River in Moline, Ill., Sept. 13-15. Nissen’s co-angler, Glenn Keller of Annandale, Minn., earned $3,115 for the win.Rounding out the top five are Geoff Bradt of Osceola, Wis., who earned $2,670 plus a $400 contingency bonus, and co-angler Dan Pfeifer of Ramsey, Minn., who earned $1,335 (five walleyes, 9 pounds, 9 ounces); David Domonoske of Waterville, Minn., who earned $2,670, and co-angler Craig Sholts of Alexandria, Minn., who earned $1,335 (five walleyes, 9 pounds, 9 ounces); Don Marx of Rockford, Minn., who earned $2,670, and co-angler Todd Wiedmann of Audubon, Minn., who earned $1,335 (five walleyes, 9 pounds, 9 ounces); and Greg Rudisill of Woodbury, Minn., who earned $1,780, and co-angler David Schultz of Farmington, Minn., who earned $890 (five walleyes, 9 pounds, 8 ounces).Three FLW Walleye League divisions – Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin – each feature three one-day events 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. These points determine angler standings.The top 35 boaters and 35 co-anglers from each FLW Walleye League division advance to the $116,900 Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League Finals, set for Sept. 13-15 on the Mississippi River in Moline, Ill. Anglers finishing in the top 10 in each division also receive priority entry into the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour for 2008, and the points champions from each division will also advance to the 2007 Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship in Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 27-30.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, Ranger Owners Tournament Championship Series, 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 of nearly $43 million through 241 events in 2007.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 Walmart.com.For more information about FLW Outdoors and its tournaments, browse FLWOutdoors.com or call (270) 252-1000.