Propst Jr Wins the PWT Super Pro in SD
May 12th, 2006 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified May 12th, 2006 at 12:00 AM
The inaugural In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail Super Pro tournament honored Bob Propst, Jr., with the $55,000 first place prize. The Fort Pierre, SD Super Pro angler and fishing guide follows in the footsteps of legendary guide, father and tournament angler Bob, Sr.The Berkley/Lund Pro-Am was his first PWT win, and he did it his own way. He was the only Super Pro casting 1/16th, 1/8th and 1/4th ounce jigs with Berkley PowerBait Realistix 3-inch Power Minnows. He found glow chartreuse to be the best color, when cast against the rocks and bluff banks. “It’s better than bait, and has been all year. The past several tournament wins on the Missouri River in Chamberlain, SD, have come with Power Minnows,” he said.His win included a Lund/Mercury walleye boat on an E-Z Loader trailer and a check for $25,000. Big Springs, Neb., Super Pro Barry Walker was second and won $15,000. The Number One ranked Super Pro, Perry Good, Brainerd, Minn., was third for $10,000. Day two leader Steve Bohn, Unionville, Mich., won $8,500 for fourth. Super Pro Tom Kemos, Oconomowoc, Wis., fresh from a third place finish at the first PWT Regional tournament, raked in $7,500 for fifth.The winning amateur/co-angler was Bob Truax, Brandon, SD. He won a $15,000 Lund/Mercury walleye boat. Under the Super Pro series presented by MinnKota, amateurs/co-anglers fish with three different pros, using their gear and tackle and riding along and fishing with them each day.The Coleman Big Fish, a 5.52-pounder was worth $1,500 to Bohn and Robert Scott, Swanton, Ohio. Scott was second in the event. The E-Cell Heavyweight $1,000 award also went to Bohn for his day two catch, 13.78 pounds.The final standings represent the Johnsonville Angler of the Year rankings. The top 10 pros at year-end will also be invited to the special PWT Celebrity Shootout at Aiken’s Lake Lodge in Manitoba. This event will raise funds for the Boomer Esiason Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis.Both Cedar Shore Resort and the Oacoma/Chamberlain Chamber of Commerce received special honors as hosts of the Berkley/Lund Pro-Am and the PWT Outdoor Festival with Dock Dogs, rock-climbing wall, GAMO air rifle range and the Cabela’s/Shakespeare trout fishing pond.The next PWT stop is in Devils Lake, ND, May 24-26, where some amateur/co-angler spots still remain. Contact PWT headquarters, 218-829-0620, for details.