PWT Day One Highlights, Bay de Noc
Aug 8th, 2007 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Aug 8th, 2007 at 12:00 AM
John Schneider, Shawano WI did what few others could on PWT Day One; catch big fish in a north wind. The prevailing winds shifted on the morning of the PWT launch out of Escanaba, MI, shutting down what had been hot patterns for many anglers.Schneider, the runner-up of last year’s FLW Walleye League Championship held on Bay de Noc, and co angler Ron Gordon kept four fish weighing 21.63 lbs. Their weight was one-half pound better that second place Bob Propst Jr’s five fish limit weighing 21.10 lbs. Propst was the Day One leader at last year’s PWT event at the same location.Pro Greg Yarbrough holds third with a five fish limit weighing 20.52 lbs. Bobby Crow (4th, 20.16 lbs), Danny Plautz (5th, 19.52 lbs), Rick Olson (6th, 19.13 lbs), Barry Walker (7th, 19.04 lbs), Scott Glorvigen (8th, 18.75 lbs), Tom Kemos (9th, 18.62 lbs, ), and Nate Seiferlein (10th, 18.37 lbs) complete the top ten.The majority of the field trolled crawler harnesses in the Michigan waters of Northern Green Bay and Big Bay de Noc, in areas up to 40 miles away from the launch site at Escanaba harbor.The day’s big walleye was caught by Tom Kemos, and weighed 10.14 lbs. Nate Provost weighed the day’s second largest walleye at 9.99 lbs.