Chris Clemmons of Newark, Illinois, our Wilderness North Resource writer, and frequent guest at Striker’s Point Lodgewith his tournament fishing partner Bob Hausler of Plano, Illinois brought in a tremendous 28.59 pounds of walleye last Sunday – giving them a two day tournament total of 48.12 pounds to take the crown at the Cabela’s National Team Championship on Devil’s Lake in North Dakota.The photo above shows them with the $30,000 cheque for the big payday.
“We’re overwhelmed,” exclaimed an excited Clemmons. “We combined a little luck with a little skill and it worked out great for us.” Clemmons and Hausler’s 28.59 pound basket was the biggest one day basket of the tournament. The Illinois twosome used some traditional Devil’s Lake tactics to raise their winning fish. “We were using bobbers in the trees and pitched the occasional jig out. With all that timber we ended up going through a lot of rigs. “However, you can buy a lot of bobbers and jigs for $30,000”. Read more of the story here
Congrats to our friend and guest.
Chris – We are proud to know you.