UPCOMING EVENT: Costa FLW Series - 2019 - St. Lawrence River

FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE

Przekurat Takes Lead At National Guard FLW Walleye Tour Championship On Mississippi River

Przekurat Takes Lead At National Guard FLW Walleye Tour Championship On Mississippi River
Chevy pro Jason Przekurat leaps into the lead with a 9-pound kicker fish on day two.

DAVENPORT, Iowa - Forty-two of the top walleye pros in the world continued their four-day competition for a top cash award of $100,000, the richest prize in walleye fishing, at the National Guard FLW Walleye Championship on the Mississippi River on Friday.

Tournament anglers were bundled up on the second day of competition, as air temperatures dropped more than 30 degrees in the 24 hours since the start of the event on Thursday. Chevy pro Jason Przekurat of Stevens Point, Wis., vaulted to the top of the leaderboard after Day 2 by weighing in three walleye for 15 pounds, 4 ounces, including a massive 9-pound, 5-ounce kicker fish. Przekurat's two-day catch of five walleye weighing 20 pounds, 11 ounces gives him a 6-pound, 1-ounce lead heading into the third day of the tournament.

"All of these guys have been trying to catch the overs all week," said Przekurat, who has more than $330,000 in career winnings with FLW. "I have to thank the Good Lord for allowing me to catch one today.

"We actually missed him with the net on the first shot," Przekurat continued. "My partner and I almost came unglued. We regained our composure and on the second shot we got him in the boat. It happened so fast that it was almost unbelievable."

Przekurat spent the day in pool 14, like the majority of the field, and said he is fishing four main areas. He said he was throwing a jig, targeting wing dams, and credited his areas and presentation as being the key to his day two success.

"Once I put the pattern together of finding fish on the wing dams, it's been fairly easy to duplicate all over the system," Przekurat said. "There are some guys around me, but they're not doing what I'm doing. I've got lures figured out. I've got depths figured out. It's just a matter of running into the right pods of fish at the right time. At any given time those fish move up, and if you're there, it's easy.

"When you come to a river, you really have to pay attention to detail," Przekurat went on to say. "You have to notice how you're presenting the lures to them. If you're off by just 10 feet, you're not going to get a bite. You have to know where your jig is at all times.

"My confidence is good heading into tomorrow," the Chevy pro said. "Today was really the day that I worried about. Now I'm through the cut, and I can't be nervous at this point. I've got a decent lead. Tomorrow, I'm just going fishing."

Day one leader pro Danny Plautz of Madison, Wis., slipped to the No. 2 position with a two-day catch of eight walleye weighing 14-10.

The top 20 pros that will continue to Saturday's competition are:

1st: Chevy pro Jason Przekurat, Stevens Point, Wis., five walleyes, 20-11
2nd: Danny Plautz, Madison, Wis., eight walleye, 14-10
3rd: Todd Zemke, Red Wing, Minn., seven walleye, 13-10
4th: Chris Gilman, Chisago CIty, Minn., five walleye, 9-4
5th: Ed Stachowski, Canton, Mich., six walleye, 9-0
6th: Dan Plautz, Muskego, Wis., five walleye, 7-6
7th: Ryan Jirik, Rhinelander, Wis., five walleye, 7-5
8th: Ted Takasaki, Sioux Falls, S.D., three walleye, 7-1
9th: National Guard pro Mark Courts, Harris, Minn., four walleye, 6-14
10th: Kevin McQuoid, Isle, Minn., four walleye, 6-5
11th: David Andersen, Amery, Wis., four walleye, 5-11
12th: Gary Parsons, Glidden, Wis., three walleye, 5-7
13th: Dusty Minke, Forest Lake, Minn., three walleye, 5-0
14th: National Guard pro Bill Shimota, Lonsdale, Minn., three walleye, 5-0
15th: Tom Kemos, Oconomowoc, Wis., three walleye, 5-0
16th: EverStart pro Dan Stier, Mina, S.D., three walleye, 4-11
17th: Jimmy Bell, Ham Lake, Minn., two walleye, 4-8
18th: Walmart pro Dean Arnoldussen, Appleton, Wis., two walleye, 4-8
19th: Eric Olson, Red Wing, Minn., two walleye, 4-2
20th: David Kolb, Rockford, Mich., three walleye, 3-15

Final results for the remaining field can be found on FLWOutdoors.com.

Overall there were 44 walleyes weighing 82 pounds, 2 ounces caught by 42 boats Friday. The catch included two five-walleye limits.

Stuart Lubbert of Stewart, Minn., leads the co-angler division with a two-day total of four walleye weighing 17 pounds, 1 ounce, followed by Tom Wiehoff of Pierre, S.D., in second place with six walleye weighing 12-13. Co-anglers are fishing for a top award of $15,000 that will be awarded Saturday.

The top 20 co-anglers are:

1st: Stuart Lubbert, Stewart, Minn., four walleye, 17-1
2nd: Tom Wiehoff, Pierre, S.D., six walleye, 12-13
3rd: Craig Cayemberg, Valders, Wis., five walleye, 9-4
4th: Anthony Erdmann, Watertown, Wis., five walleye, 8-14
5th: Todd Dankert, Anoka, Minn., five walleye, 8-9
6th: Bruce Frevert, Centerville, Iowa, five walleye, 7-15
7th: Corey Meyer, Pierre, S.D., five walleye, 7-6
8th: Dennis Gullickson, Fergus Falls, Minn., five walleye, 6-14
9th: Dale Janota, Gillette, Wyo., four walleye, 6-11
10th: Tyrone Larson, Amherst, Wis., four walleye, 6-11
11th: Col. Scott St. Sauver, Little Falls, Minn., four walleye, 6-5
12th: Douglas Ripperger, Eldridge, Iowa, four walleye, 6-3
13th: Steve Beasley, Macomb, Mich., three walleye, 5-15
14th: Chris Augustyn, Holdrege, Neb., three walleye, 5-11
15th: Randy Hummel, Jackson, Minn., two walleye, 5-7
16th: Jacob Ell, Bismarck, N.D., three walleye, 4-10
17th: David Dedecker, Orion, Ill., two walleye, 4-9
18th: Staff Sgt. Leroy McCoy, Fridley, Minn., three walleye, 4-3
19th: Boyd Strissel, Billings, Mont., two walleye, 4-1
20th: Keith Hahn, McHenry, Ill., two walleyes, 3-9

Final results for the remaining field can be found on FLWOutdoors.com.

Anglers will take off from the Centennial Park Launch located at 315 S. Marquette St. in Davenport, Iowa at 7:30 a.m. each morning. Weigh-ins will be held at the River Center located at 136 E. 3rd St. in Davenport beginning at 4 p.m. daily.

In celebration of the festivities, Davenport, Iowa, Mayor Bill Gluba and the Davenport City Council proclaimed the week of October 22-28 as FLW National Guard Walleye Championship Week.

Fans will also be treated to the FLW Expo at the River Center on Saturday and Sunday from noon-4 p.m. prior to the weigh-ins. The Expo includes Ranger boat simulators, the opportunity to interact with professional anglers, enjoy interactive games, activities and giveaways provided by sponsors, and fans can learn more about the sport of fishing and other outdoor activities. All activities are free and open to the public. On Sunday the first 300 children 14 and under who are accompanied by an adult will receive a free rod and reel combo courtesy of the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau/Quad Cities Sports Commission. Also on Sunday one lucky fishing fan will win a $500 Walmart gift card. The gift card giveaway is free to enter but the winner must be present at the conclusion of Sunday's final weigh-in to win.

Coverage of the National Guard FLW Walleye Tour Championship will be broadcast in high-definition (HD) on NBC Sports Network when "FLW" airs Dec. 2 from 1-2 p.m. ET. "FLW" is hosted by Chip Leer and is broadcast to more than 559 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world.

For complete details and updated information visit FLWOutdoors.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing.

Tags: press-release  2012-10-25-mississippi-river-quad-cities 

North Little Rock Readies for Weekend of FLW Youth Bass-Fishing Tournaments

North Little Rock Readies for Weekend of FLW Youth Bass-Fishing Tournaments

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) is set to return to central Arkansas next week, Sept. 20-21, with the YETI FLW College Fishing tournament at the Arkansas River presented by Bass Pro Shops and the Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Open at the Arkansas River. The tournaments, hosted by the North Little Rock Convention and Visitors... READ MORE »

Massena Readies For Costa FLW Series at the St. Lawrence River presented by Realtree Fishing

Massena Readies For Costa FLW Series at the St. Lawrence River presented by Realtree Fishing

MASSENA, N.Y. – The 2019 Costa Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Series Northern Division presented by Gajo Baits will continue their season next week at the St. Lawrence River, Sept. 19-21, with the Costa FLW Series at the St. Lawrence River presented by Realtree Fishing. Hosted by the Town of Massena, the three-day tournament will feature more than 240 of the best... READ MORE »

Kentucky’s George Rogers Clark High School Wins Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Erie Open presented by Costa Sunglasses

Kentucky’s George Rogers Clark High School Wins Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Erie Open presented by Costa Sunglasses

SANDUSKY, Ohio – The George Rogers Clark High School duo of Allen Powe and Alex Dunaway, both of Winchester, Kentucky, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 7 ounces to win the 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Erie Open presented by Costa Sunglasses... READ MORE »

Clarksville’s Williams Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Dardanelle Presented by Navionics

Clarksville’s Williams Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Dardanelle Presented by Navionics

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Boater Charles Williams of Clarksville, Arkansas, won this weekend’s T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Arkie Division tournament on Lake Dardanelle presented by Navionics... READ MORE »

Saint Jacob’s Smith Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Shelbyville

Saint Jacob’s Smith Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Shelbyville

SHELBYVILLE, Ill. – Boater Bradley Smith of Saint Jacob, Illinois, took home the win at the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Illini Division tournament on Lake Shelbyville Sunday after... READ MORE »

Sparta’s Lobato Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Mississippi River at La Crosse

Sparta’s Lobato Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Mississippi River at La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Boater Fernando Lobato of Sparta, Wisconsin, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Great Lakes Division tournament on the Mississippi River at La Crosse Sunday after catching... READ MORE »

Kiefer’s Shadowens Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Grand Lake

Kiefer’s Shadowens Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Grand Lake

GROVE, Okla. – Boater Mark Shadowens of Kiefer, Oklahoma, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Okie Division tournament on Grand Lake Sunday after... READ MORE »

New Market’s Humbard Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Cherokee Lake

New Market’s Humbard Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Cherokee Lake

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. – Boater Bill Humbard of New Market, Tennessee, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mountain Division tournament on Cherokee Lake Sunday after... READ MORE »

Youngstown State University Wins YETI FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Tournament on Lake Erie

Youngstown State University Wins YETI FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Tournament on Lake Erie

SANDUSKY, Ohio – The Youngstown State University duo of Jeffrey Jardine of Niles, Ohio, and Mike Soots of McDonald, Ohio, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event on Lake Erie with a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds even. The victory earned the Penguins’ bass club $2,000 and a slot in the 2020 FLW College Fishing National Championship... READ MORE »

Roanoke’s Hawkins Wins Two-Day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Event on Smith Mountain Lake

Roanoke’s Hawkins Wins Two-Day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Event on Smith Mountain Lake

HUDDLESTON, Va. – Boater Rick Hawkins of Roanoke, Virginia, brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 31 pounds, 10 ounces, to win the two-day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division super-tournament on Smith Mountain Lake. Hawkins earned $4,682 for his efforts... READ MORE »

Harris Chain of Lakes Announced as Location of 2020 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship

Harris Chain of Lakes Announced as Location of 2020 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship

LEESBURG, Fla. – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that Florida’s Harris Chain of Lakes will host the 2020 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship. The tournament, set for Feb. 26-28, will showcase the top collegiate anglers from across the nation... READ MORE »

Sandusky Readies for Weekend of FLW Youth Bass-Fishing Tournaments on Lake Erie

Sandusky Readies for Weekend of FLW Youth Bass-Fishing Tournaments on Lake Erie

SANDUSKY, Ohio – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) is set to visit northern Ohio next week, Sept. 6-7, with the YETI FLW College Fishing tournament at Lake Erie and the Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Open at Lake Erie presented by Costa. The tournaments, hosted by the City of Sandusky, will showcase some of the top young anglers from across the region... READ MORE »

Belleville’s Trombly Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Detroit River

Belleville’s Trombly Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Detroit River

TRENTON, Mich. – Boater Mike Trombly of Belleville, Michigan, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Michigan Division tournament on the Detroit River Saturday after catching... READ MORE »

Randallstown’s Reese Goes Wire-to-Wire, Wins Costa FLW Series Tournament on Potomac River Presented by Lowrance

Randallstown’s Reese Goes Wire-to-Wire, Wins Costa FLW Series Tournament on Potomac River Presented by Lowrance

CHARLES COUNTY, Md. – Pro Marvin Reese of Randallstown, Maryland, caught four bass weighing 8 pounds, 5 ounces, Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Northern Division tournament on the Potomac River presented by Lowrance. Reese’s three-day total... READ MORE »

Great Falls' Langford Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Potomac River

Great Falls' Langford Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Potomac River

MARBURY, Md. – Boater Todd Langford of Great Falls, Virginia, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Shenandoah Division tournament on the Potomac River Saturday... READ MORE »

Lake Geneva’s Pollak Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien

Lake Geneva’s Pollak Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. – Boater Joe Pollak of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Great Lakes Division tournament on the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien... READ MORE »

Hamilton’s Mills Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Ohio River at Tanners Creek

Hamilton’s Mills Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Ohio River at Tanners Creek

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. – Boater Craig Mills of Hamilton, Ohio, took top honors at Saturday’s T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Buckeye Division tournament on the Ohio River at Tanners Creek... READ MORE »

Potomac River Set for Costa FLW Series Tournament Presented by Lowrance

Potomac River Set for Costa FLW Series Tournament Presented by Lowrance

CHARLES COUNTY, Md. (Aug. 15, 2019) – The Potomac River is set to host some of the top regional bass anglers Aug. 22-24 for the Costa Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Series Northern Division tournament on the Potomac River presented by Lowrance. The... READ MORE »

Thrift Goes Wire-to-Wire, Wins Professional Bass Fishing’s 2019 FLW Cup

Thrift Goes Wire-to-Wire, Wins Professional Bass Fishing’s 2019 FLW Cup

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Pro Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina, brought a five-bass limit to the stage weighing 10 pounds, 13 ounces, Sunday to claim the title of FLW Cup Champion at the FLW Cup on Lake Hamilton. Thrift, with a three-day total of 15 bass for 38 pounds, 7 ounces, won... READ MORE »

Rome's Henderson Wins $15K at Inaugural Dee Zee FLW/KBF Cup presented by YakAttack on Lake Ouachita

Rome's Henderson Wins $15K at Inaugural Dee Zee FLW/KBF Cup presented by YakAttack on Lake Ouachita

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Kayak angler Clint Henderson of Rome, Georgia, caught, photographed and released a two-day total of 157¾ inches from Lake Ouachita to best the 72-angler field and win the inaugural Dee Zee FLW/KBF Kayak Cup at Lake Ouachita presented by YakAttack Saturday. For his win, Henderson earned the top prize of $15,000... READ MORE »