Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mercury National Walleye Weekend Results

Cameron Lewis and Tim Euting weighed a two day total of 10 Walleyes for 23.98 pounds, which was enough to win Walleye Weekend!  300 teams competed for the top spot in less than favorable conditions over the weekend.  Northeast winds up to 25 mph pounding down the lake made Fond du lac into a rough and muddy mess!  Despite large waves and strong winds, the 300 boats went out on time each day and dispersed throughout the Winnebago System in search of five big Walleyes.

Heavy northeast winds also made fishing difficult, many boats chose to troll the rock shorelines and reefs on Lake Winnebago, while others chose to anchor and watch bobbers on the reef tops.  Whether trolling or anchoring, the winds made fishing small spot on the spots nearly impossible!

Despite brutal conditions, 58 teams were able to weigh limits both days.  The majority of these teams with limits were fishing the west shore reefs of Lake Winnebago, which seems to be the go to pattern right now for numbers of fish.

The winners were reportedly fishing the Northwest part of the lake casting jigs and crankbaits on the reef tops, while second place was taken down in the Abrahams Reef area anchoring and drifting jigs over the reefs.

This weekend will also be a busy one on the lake, as Otter Street Fishing Club will be holding their annual 2 day Walleye Tournament out of Menominee Park in Oshkosh.

I hope to get out a night this week to get a first hand report on what is happening out on the lake, and hopefully find a few nice fish!  To everyone fishing this weekend, be safe, have fun, and good luck!

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