PWT Pro Marty Glorvigen leads Realtree Pro-Am in Kentucky
Jun 1st, 2005 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Jun 1st, 2005 at 12:00 AM
This week the big news from Kentucky’s Lake Cumberland is walleyes.Traditionally, this massive reservoir is known for striped bass, but when the In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail (PWT) arrives, walleyes become the talk of the town. Mercury Verado pro Marty Glorvigen, Grand Rapids, Minn, leads the pro field. He weighed 14.11 pounds with amateur partner Dennis Anderson, Lexington, KY. In second and third place are past Championship winners, Mike Gofron, Antioch, Ill with 13.75 pounds, and Keith Kavajecz, Kaukauna, Wis. with 12.61 pounds. The fourth place pro with 12.12 pounds is David Andersen, Amery, Wis. Past Johnsonville Brats Anglers of the Year hold fifth and sixth places. Shannon Kehl is in fifth with 11.82 pounds. He’s from North Dakota. Rick Olson, Mina, SD holds sixth with 11.73 pounds. Anglers fished from Alligator Dock # 2 in Wolf Creek, upstream to Burnside. Some ventured west towards the dam. They fished Lake Cumberland’s creeks and main lake points, primarily with Berkley PowerBait and night crawlers on spinner rigs. A total of 11 limits came to the scale, and the total of 184 fish averaged 2.34 pounds. The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife fisheries department released all but one walleye. The Coleman Big Fish, 7.06 pounds, was worth $1,000 for pro Barry Walker, Big Springs, Neb. and amateur Floyd Flanagan, Jamestown, KY. Pros found fish despite a late spring, high water, spawning shad and no established thermocline. “Wait until next month,” said Glorvigen, who has 31 money finishes in 68 PWT events. His highest finish was a second place at Saginaw Bay, which is the next stop on tour. A handful of amateur/co-angler spots remain at that event. Amateurs fish with a different top-rated pro daily over the 3-day tournament.The final two days of the Realtree Pro-Am take place Thursday and Friday, June 2-3, with awards following Friday’s weigh-in. The festivities take place at the KOA Campground, just out of Russell Springs, starting about 3 p.m. Walleye fans are invited to attend the free festivities, and on Friday, they will learn where and how to catch Lake Cumberland walleyes.The PWT works closely with the Russell County Tourist Commission (888-833-4220) and these business partners: Mercury Marine, Lund, The Outdoor Channel, Berkley, Optima Batteries, Realtree, MotorGuide, Lowrance, MinnKota, Trilene, Frenzy, Blue Fox, Powerbait, Johnsonville Brats, Northland Fishing Tackle, Lindy Legendary Fishing Tackle, GULP!, Coleman, Storm, Boat Buckle, Smooth Moves Seat Mounts, Kwik Pfyt, E-Z Loader, Raymarine, Rapala, Matzuo, Pflueger, Ram rod holders, Gerbing’s Heated Clothing, Aqua-Vu, Save Phace, Plano, Stowmaster.net, Navionics, Access Roll-up Cover, Yellow Bird, DOW Chemical, Dave’s Lures, The State Bank Group, Yo-Zuri and Reef Runner. The PWT is an integral element of the In-Fisherman Communications Network headquartered in Brainerd, Minnesota, and PRIMEDIA, America’s leading producer of targeted media.