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Seiferlein wins Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League Michigan Division event on Lake Erie

Seiferlein wins Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League Michigan Division event on Lake Erie
Boater Nathan Seiferlein (left) of Marine City, Mich., along with co-angler Mike Hokenstad of Lake Orion, Mich., caught a five-fish limit to win the June 17 FLW Walleye League Michigan Division event on Lake Erie.

MONROE, Mich. - Boater Nathan Seiferlein of Marine City, Mich., earned $1,645 Saturday as winner of the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League Michigan Division event on Lake Erie. Seiferlein, along with co-angler Mike Hokenstad of Lake Orion, Mich., caught a five-walleye limit weighing 38 pounds, 1 ounce.

"There were perfect walleye conditions," Seiferlein said. The team was able to land several quality sized fish to fill their near 40-pound limit. They trolled one spot through the entirety of the day, pulling crawler rigs in 18 to 25 feet of water. Early in the day the team was catching them higher in the water table because the fish were up feeding on mayflies. As the day wore on the fish moved deeper but the bite was still good. The team was able to chase the fish down, no matter the depth, to pull out an impressive bag of walleyes.

Rounding out the top five boaters are Ed Stachowski of Canton, Mich. (five walleyes, 37 pounds, 11 ounces, $846); Paul Albrechtsen of Grand Rapids, Mich. (five walleyes, 36 pounds, 2 ounces, $705 plus a $300 contingency bonus); Shannon Robinson of Standish, Mich. (five walleyes, 35 pounds, $611 plus $250 contingency bonus) and Don Curler of Bay City, Mich. (five walleyes, 32 pounds, 13 ounces, $423).

Hokenstad earned $823 as winner of the Co-angler Division. Co-angler competitors share weight with their boater partner. Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Charlie Roberts of Melbourne, Fla., ($423); Daniel Dietz of Hilliard, Ohio ($353); Nathan Smith of Linwood, Mich. ($305); and Randall Wrzesinski of Bay City, Mich. ($211).

Three FLW Walleye League divisions - Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin - each feature three one-day events and one two-day Super Tournament during the regular season. Every angler who receives weight credit earns points, with 200 points awarded to the winner, 199 for second, 198 for third, and so on, except for Super Tournaments, which award 300 points to the winner, 299 for second, 298 for third, and so on. These points determine angler standings.

The top 35 boaters and 35 co-anglers from each FLW Walleye League division advance to the $141,950 Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League Finals, set for Sept. 7-9 on Lake Michigan in Escanaba, Mich. Anglers finishing in the top 10 in each division also receive priority entry into the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour for 2007.

The Michigan Division's next stop is the Super Tournament presented by Evinrude Aug. 12-13 in Saginaw Bay.

The Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League was created to provide the grassroots walleye angler a chance to compete in professionally administered, close-to-home tournaments with lucrative cash awards.

Named after the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L. Wood, FLW Outdoors administers the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League and nine other national tournament circuits offering a combined $36.9 million in awards through 241 events in 2006. The 27-year-old organization is the purveyor of America's largest and most prestigious fishing tournaments, including the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Series, Stren Series, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail, Stratos Owners' Tournament Trail, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Series and Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series.

For more information on FLW Outdoors and its tournament programs, browse FLWOutdoors.com or call (270) 252-1000.

Wal-Mart and many of America's largest and most respected companies support FLW Outdoors and its tournament trails. Wal-Mart signed on as title sponsor of the FLW Tour in 1997 and today is the title sponsor of all FLW Outdoors events. For more information on Wal-Mart, visit Wal-Mart.com.

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