Wilson and Baron Top Field at Final WWA Illinois Chain Event
Sep 11th, 2005 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Sep 11th, 2005 at 12:00 AM
Antioch, IL – Brian Wilson and Joe Baron took top honors at the final World Walleye Association Illinois Chain Team Challenge event held on Sunday, August 28th on the Fox Lake Chain.Wilson and Baron stated they were trolling crankbaits in Fox Lake to catch their winning weight of 7.45-pounds that included the big fish of the tournament weighing 6.12-pounds.Ross Hosking and John Neubel placed second weighing four fish four 4.23-pounds. Hosking and Neubel were rigging with minnows and nightcrawlers in the upper portion of the river.Third place was the team of James Steiskal and Bill Damron with a weight of 3.56-pounds.”Though the results don¹t show it, teams caught pretty many fish during the tournament.” Stated Steve Poll, Executive Director of the WWA. “But with the slot limit in place they were not able to weigh a lot of the nice fish they caught.” Illinois law places a slot restriction on the Fox Lake Chain where by anglers may only keep four fish from 14-18 inches with two over 24 inches.To see pictures of the winning teams or a complete list of how all the teams finished, visit the WWA website at www.worldwalleye.com which is hosted by the leaders in multi media technology, OutdoorsFirst Media.For information on fishing the World Walleye Association, a “Tournament Circuit For Fisherman, Run By Fisherman”, visit the website or call 920-651-1066The World Walleye Association is proudly sponsored by Yarcraft Boats, “The Dry One!”.