Garver and Sikes Win The Big Mac Shut Up and Fish
Ben Garver and Brody Sikes took the top spot at the Nebraska Walleye Trail’s second tournament of the 2015 season. The duo had a great day one basket to give them a 2.5 lbs lead heading into day 2 with 27.4 lbs. Most anglers found the bite was a little tougher on day 2 but Garver and Sikes bagged another 5 fish limit for 17 lbs to secure their win with a 2 day total weight of 45.16lbs. They also had Big Fish for the 2 days with a 9.94 lb tank that they caught on day 1.
Second place went to Marcus Brown and Scott Sundstrom. They were gunning for the win on day 2 and just fell short with a 2 day total weight of 44.78 lbs., only .38 lbs behind the leaders. Finishing in third place was Ev Tarrel and John Miller with a 2 day weight of 41.38 lbs. Fourth place went to Casey Williams with 41.32 lbs and rounding out the top 5 was Scott Willis and Ben Seim with 40.74 lbs.
A BIG Thank You to everyone that came out to fish the tournament. We hope to see everyone back at Lake McConaughy for the Cabela’s Regional Championship Tournament on July 11th and 12th.
Prevette and Burnham take the top spot at Harlan
The Nebraska Walleye Trail 2015 season kicked off at Harlan County Reservoir with the 4th Annual Rod Marshall Memorial Walleye Tournament on May 2nd and 3rd. The weather was beautiful and the fishing was great. A 50 boat field had no problems catching walleye and a lot of them. Trolling crank baits, slow trolling live bait and bottom bouncing with spinners or slow death seemed to be the best way to put fish in the boat.
James Prevette and David Burnham were the team to beat. This duo caught 37.35 lbs of walleye edging out the second place team of Jeremy Wiese and Todd Balfor who weighed 37.00 lbs. Prevette and Burnham trolled crank baits on the west end of the lake in shallow water. They had the area to themselves for both days of the tournament and that helped them to put together a winning bag.
Third place went to Blaine and Brent Janssen. The Janssen brothers weighed in with 36.10 lbs for the weekend. Fourth place went to Tom Harold and Steve Fitz weighing in with 33.40 lbs. In fifth place were Billie Schroder and Matt Klein with 33.10 lbs. 6th place went to Daniel Kelly and Randy Downing with 30.65 lbs. 7th place was Shawn Stone and Jeff Zerr with 30.25 lbs followed by Al Hohlfeld and Dave Rosenthal in 8th place with 30.00 lbs. Finishing off the top ten was Ted Robinson and JD Baker with 29.60 lbs taking 9th place and Rich Bacon and Rick Johnson taking 10th with 29.50 lbs.
We look forward to seeing everyone at our second tournament of the year at Lake McConaughy on June 13th and 14th for the Big Mac Shut Up and Fish.
2 day regular season points qualifier
Saturday & Sunday, May 2nd and 3rd
Lake McConaughy- Open-Big Mac Shut Up and Fish
2 day regular season points qualifier
Saturday & Sunday, June 13th and 14th
Merritt Reservoir- Open
1 day regular season points qualifier- Combined with the NWA
Saturday, August 1st
Merritt Reservoir- State Championship
Must fish 2 regular season tournaments to Qualify-Combined with the NWA
Saturday, August 2nd
Regional Championship Qualifier- Lake McConaughy
Must fish 2 regular season events to qualify (or be registered for Merritt)
Saturday & Sunday, July 11th & 12th
Highlighting the 2015 season will be 3 regular season qualifying Tournaments- 2 two day events and 1 one day event)
Cabela’s State Championship Qualifier at Merritt Reservoir to qualify teams must fish in 2 regular season tournaments. This will be a great event combined with the NWA.
Regional Championship Qualifier To qualify for this tournament teams must fish in two regular season tournaments. If the Merritt tournament is one of the two you MUST be signed up to fish it prior to the regional entry deadline. Entry fee is non-refundable.
End of the year POINTS Awards- Anglers that finish in the top ten in points will be awarded cash and prizes at the awards banquet at the end of the season. All 3 regular season tournaments scores count towards the points and you must fish 2 tournaments to qualify)
2016 Cabela’s National Team Championship Qualifying Circuit (the top teams will be invited to this tournament in 2016.) You MUST be a TWF (Walleye Federation) member by July 1st to qualify. Teams that are not TWF members will fill extra spots if available. If you have questions about TWF call Scott Willis at (308) 216-0434. Join the federation under the Nebraska Walleye Trail club at www.walleyefederation.com
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