Tuesday, April 26, 2011

MWS Winneconnie Quickly Approaching

We are just 5 days away from the beginning of the 2011 Midwest Walleye Series, which begins on the waters of the upper Lake Winnebago System this Sunday, May 1st.  The boundaries for this tournament will be the Northport Bridge in New London to the train bridge at the mouth of the Fox River at Lake Winnebago.  As of now, the fish are on the move, migrating from the Wolf River where they have completed spawning, back to the lakes of Poygan, Winneconnie, Butte des Morts, and eventually Lake Winnebago.

There are several tactics that could produce the winning basket of fish, including; trolling the upriver lakes, jigging rock piles, pulling flies, vertical jigging, or even casting crankbaits.  Weather will play an important role determining the winning pattern.  Wind, rain, high water, and strong weather fronts prior to the tourney will present a challenge to all anglers competing this weekend!

I will be fishing this tournament in hopes of catching a big bag of Winnebago Walleyes, and plan on pre-fishing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, so hopefully we will be able to dial the fish in for Sunday!  I will probably wait to give an updated report until after the tournament, so remember to check back and see how Steve and I place in the MWS this Sunday!  If anyone would still like to get in the tournament you can check out the MWS website at http://www.fishtfm.com/.  You can download the entry form, fill it out, and bring it with you to the rules meeting on Saturday at 4:00 which will be held at Critters Sport Shop in Winneconnie.  The fee is $275 per boat, and the first place team is fishing for $4,400!  Sign up for your chance at taking home some cash and also some really nice plaques!

I would also like to take some time to let everyone know that I have changed the message board to a more user friendly version I think you will all like!  Please take a few minutes to setup an account with a username so we can get some discussions going here rather than sites like Lake-Link!  I will be posting updated reports and pictures there as well, so make sure to check it frequently!

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