Steve Bohn Takes Day 2 at Super Pro

Category: Tournament

 May 11th, 2006 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified May 11th, 2006 at 12:00 AM

Anchored by a 5.52 pound walleye, Super Pro Steve Bohn’s day two catch vaulted him into the Berkley Pro-Am lead. With one day remaining (Friday, May 12), Bohn, Unionville, Mich., will attempt to stay on top and capture his second PWT victory.He is fishing with the Super Pro field of 61 pros by invitation, based upon their past In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail tournament success. Minn Kota presents the Super Pro series.Bohn leads the Coleman Big Fish honors and the E-Cell Heavyweight standings with his 13.78 pounds today on the Missouri River. Holding second place is Super Pro Tom Kemos, Oconomowoc, Wis. Super Pro Bob Propst, Jr., Fort Pierre, SD, is in third. Super Pro Danny Plautz, Muskego, Wis., who was ranked 61st going into the tournament, is in fourth place. Day one leader Super Pro John Butts, Dryden, Ontario, dropped 56 places when he brought only two walleyes to the scales.The Super Pro anglers competed against 25 to 35 north mph winds the first two days. Those pros jigging and casting the shorelines used two and three drift socks. Some trollers also deployed socks to slow their speeds.Crankbaits on leadcore in the 12 to 14 foot range were very effective, with another “bite” at about 18 feet. Jiggers worked the bank out to about 11 feet, with the 5 to 7 foot range producing well.On the amateur/co-angler side, Robert Scott, Swanton, Ohio, has a 2-pound lead for the $15,000 Lund/Mercury walleye boat on an E-Z Loader trailer. The winning pro wins a Lund/Mercury $30,000 boat and $25,000 cash for a total $55,000 prize. The top 31 pros win at least $2,000.The final day weigh-in at Cedar Shore Resort in Oacoma/Chamberlain, SD, begins as the anglers return. When they catch their limits, they return to the stage, sometime after 4 p.m. The peak weigh-in occurs from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with awards immediately following.Families and walleye fans had fun at the PWT Outdoor Festival, with free activities including a Cabela’s/Shakespeare trout fishing pond, an Outdoor Channel rock climbing wall and TV show hosting simulator, a GAMO air rifle shooting range, and the crowd-favorite jumping Dock Dogs. These events are set-up adjacent to the PWT stage and Cedar Shore Resort.

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