Both anglers, who hail from Wyandotte, caught a three-fish total weight of 8.5 pounds. That was good enough to edge out their closest competition.
“My dad and I are happy to win the tourney,” Joe said. “We also won the category of biggest fish, a large walleye full of fight.”
First place money and an engraved plaque with a trophy to boot, were the rewards of the day for the Wyandote pair.
“We caught all of our walleyes trolling with a night crawler harness and secret weapon,” Joe said. “We did not venture off the Wyandotte coast in our 17-foot Crestliner boat.”
Coming in second place were the trio-team of Steve Stover, John Wallen and Jerry Mushta, with a weight of 7.5 pounds. They were followed by third place finishers E.J. Howard and Vince Garza.
All together, 19-anglers were a part of eight vessels that wound up catching a grand total of 34 keeper walleyes during the five-hour-long morning tournament.
Chef for the day was a chap, “just call me Randy,” who prepared the tasty fish for all present to enjoy.
Any readers out there ready for a courtesy fish-and-chip dinner? The next walleye tourney at the Wyandotte Boat Ramp won’t be until next July.