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It’s about time, Teddy

It’s about time, Teddy

RED WING, Minn. – In practice, Ted Takasaki found an area on the south side of Lake Pepin where he could quickly gather a 15-pound limit of fat saugers. This was step one in developing a winning game plan at the Walmart FLW Walleye Tour event on the Mississippi River. From there, Takasaki had three spots in his livewell saved for big fish. READ MORE »

Iowa fisherman hooks the big one

Iowa fisherman hooks the big one

RED WING, Minn. – Gary Speicher estimates he has competed in over 50 pro-am walleye tournaments in his career. Up until day four of the Walmart FLW Walleye Tour event on the Mississippi River, he had never fished with pro Ted Takasaki, but he has been attending his annual Walleye Masters Institute in suburban Chicago regularly. READ MORE »

Takasaki takes crown of Walmart FLW Walleye Tour event on Mississippi River

RED WING, Minn. – Pro Ted Takasaki of East Gull Lake, Minn., and co-angler Gary Speicher of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, caught five walleyes weighing 20 pounds, 11 ounces to win the Walmart FLW Walleye Tour presented by Berkley on the Mississippi River in Red Wing, Minn. Takasaki had a four-day catch of 20 walleyes weighing 93-5. He won by more than 14 pounds winning the nationally televised tournament that features anglers from 19 states and Canada. Takasaki took home $33,333 for his efforts. READ MORE »

Takasaki takes lead at Walmart FLW Walleye Tour event on Mississippi River

RED WING, Minn. – Pro Ted Takasaki of East Gull Lake, Minn., along with co-angler Victor Wood of Rapid City, S.D., caught five walleyes weighing 29 pounds, 6 ounces to propel Takasaki into the lead of the Walmart FLW Walleye Tour presented by Berkley on the Mississippi River in Red Wing, Minn. Takasaki now has a three-day catch of 15 walleyes weighing 72-10 and a 7 pound, 7 ounce lead over second place going into the final day of competition of the nationally televised tournament. Anglers from 19 states and Canada are fishing for top awards of $66,667 in the Pro Division and $13,331 in the Co-angler Division. READ MORE »

Takasaki totes five toads

Takasaki totes five toads

RED WING, Minn. – With two top 10s in 2008, a second-place finish in the Angler of the Year race and a second-place finish at the 2009 Walmart FLW Walleye Tour season opener on Lake Erie, Ted Takasaki has been fishing flawlessly. And then, like all the great ones do, he took his game to another level. READ MORE »

Finding room for four

Finding room for four

RED WING, Minn. – It is no secret that nearly all of the top professional walleye anglers compete on teams. These teams room together, practice collectively and share information. Perhaps the hottest team going in the walleye world right now is the quintet of Pat Byle, Chris Gilman, Ted Takasaki, Perry Good and John Campbell. READ MORE »

Zachowski holds on to lead Walmart FLW Walleye Tour event on Mississippi River

RED WING, Minn. – Pro Rich Zachowski of Milwaukee, Wis., caught four walleyes weighing 12 pounds, 5 ounces to give him a two-day catch of nine walleyes weighing 52 pounds, 3 ounces to lead the Walmart FLW Walleye Tour presented by Berkley on the Mississippi River in Red Wing, Minn. Zachowski holds a 2 pound, 2 ounce lead heading into Day 3 of the nationally televised tournament that features anglers from 19 states and Canada fishing for top awards of $66,667 in the Pro Division and $13,331 in the Co-angler Division. READ MORE »

River Rat Randy closes the gap

River Rat Randy closes the gap

RED WING, Minn. – The bite on day two of the second Walmart FLW Walleye Tour qualifier was considerably slower. After a gangbuster opening day, the fish bit short and held tight to structure Thursday. These are classic post-front conditions, and even the best walleye anglers in the world have difficulty adjusting. READ MORE »

Red Wing shuffle

Red Wing shuffle

RED WING, Minn. – By all accounts the fishing on day one of the Walmart FLW Walleye Tour qualifier on the Mississippi River was superb. Not only was a 40-pound limit registered, but it took over 20 pounds just to crack the top 10. While the opening-day leaders have the spotlight for now, that might not necessarily continue. READ MORE »

Forty on the nose

Forty on the nose

RED WING, Minn. – There was one 40-pound stringer weighed in during the entire season-opening Walmart FLW Walleye Tour event on Lake Erie. At the tour’s second stop on the Mississippi River, the very first fisherman to the scale had precisely 40 pounds. That angler was Milwaukee pro Richard Zachowski. READ MORE »

Zachowski takes early lead in Walmart FLW Walleye Tour event on Mississippi River

RED WING, Minn. – Pro Rich Zachowski of Milwaukee, Wis., and co-angler Steve Berg of Hudson, Wis., brought in five walleyes weighing 40 pounds even to lead the Walmart FLW Walleye Tour presented by Berkley on the Mississippi River in Red Wing, Minn. The pair now holds a lead of 8 pounds, 6 ounces over their closest rivals in the nationally televised tournament that features anglers from 19 states and Canada fishing for top awards of $66,667 in the Pro Division and $13,331 in the Co-angler Division. READ MORE »

Postspawn river rendezvous

Postspawn river rendezvous

RED WING, Minn. – After a cancellation on day one, pro Pat Byle tallied a three-day weight of 92 pounds, 9 ounces en route to his first Walmart FLW Walleye Tour victory. The season-opening tournament took place on Lake Erie, widely considered the best walleye factory in the world. But with steadily improving conditions on the Mississippi River, it’s entirely possible that the winner of stop No. 2 will surpass that total. READ MORE »

Pundits’ Picks Walleye: Mississippi River

Pundits’ Picks Walleye: Mississippi River

Lake Erie proved to be a fickle animal at stop No. 1 on the 2009 FLW Walleye Tour. After a cancellation on day one, the lake slowly began to stabilize. The warmer and clearer the water got, the more the bite improved. Veteran pro Pat Byle got some Lake Erie revenge and took home a long overdue first victory. Overall, the pickings were slim. Erie never showed her true colors as only one 40-pound stringer was recorded. Much of the same can be said on the pundit side of the equation. READ MORE »