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Pool 3 pigfest

Pool 3 pigfest

WELCH, Minn. – All week long, teammates Bill Shimota, Dusty Minke and Toby Kvalevog jockeyed for position on top of the leaderboard at the FLW Walleye Tour Western Division season opener. Each had great programs, but on the final day of competition, Shimota put the pedal to the metal and whacked an unimaginable 35-pound, 8-ounce limit. READ MORE »

Van Cleve wins wire to wire

Van Cleve wins wire to wire

WELCH, Minn. – As a co-angler, Cal Van Cleve doesn’t enter competitive fishing tournaments with the idea he’s going to win. He enters them to have fun and learn more about how to catch elusive walleyes. Unlike many of his peers, Van Cleve got into the game late. In fact, he never caught a walleye until he was 50 years young. READ MORE »

Shimota wins FLW Walleye Tour event on Mississippi River

Welch, Minn. – Pro Bill Shimota of Lonsdale, Minn., and co-angler Cal Van Cleve of Wilmot, S.D., caught five fish weighing 35 pounds, 8 ounces to win the FLW Walleye Tour Western Division tournament on Mississippi River, where the anglers were fishing pool no. 3. Shimota had a three-day catch of 15 walleyes weighing 90-4. He won by more than 15-pounds over his closest competitor. Shimota took home $36,001 for his efforts. READ MORE »

Shimota slams 31-pound stringer

Shimota slams 31-pound stringer

WELCH, Minn. – An interesting situation is brewing on Pool 3 of the Mississippi River – the host fishery for the FLW Walleye Tour Western Division season opener. The top three pros – Bill Shimota, Dusty Minke and Toby Kvalevog are friends and teammates – meaning they practice together and share information. But they’re also competing for themselves. Thus far, Shimota leads after catching limits of 23-11 and 31-1. READ MORE »

Shimota takes lead at FLW Walleye Tour event on Mississippi River

Welch, Minn. – Pro Bill Shimota of Lonsdale, Minn., and co-angler Dave Hennings of Hartley, Iowa, caught five fish weighing 31 pounds, 1 ounce Friday to propel Shimota into the lead at the FLW Walleye Tour Western Division tournament on Mississippi River, where the anglers are fishing pool no. 3. Shimota now has a two-day catch of 10 walleyes weighing 54-12 and a 4-pound, 3-ounce lead over second place going into the final day of competition. Anglers are competing for top awards of up to $30,455 in the Pro Division and up to $5,398 in the Co-angler Division. READ MORE »

Walleye Tour action continues

Walleye Tour action continues

WELCH, Minn. – Demonstrating consistency in tournament fishing is always difficult. There are many variables to navigate including seasonal migration, current, water temperature and structure. But being consistent on a dynamic river fishery like the Mississippi can be a near-impossible task. READ MORE »

Practice optional

Practice optional

Welch, Minn. – As a physical education teacher in Brainerd, Minn., Toby Kvalevog is busy in the classroom until the kids are dismissed in early June. But he managed to sneak in a few vacation days to compete in the FLW Walleye Tour Western Division season opener on the Mississippi River. And despite having only five hours to practice, Kvalevog leads the tournament at the conclusion of day one. READ MORE »

Kvalevog leads FLW Walleye Tour event on Mississippi River

Welch, Minn. – Pro Toby Kvalevog of Brainerd, Minn., and co-angler Cal Van Cleve of Wilmot, S.D., brought in five fish weighing 27 pounds, 7 ounces Thursday to lead day one of the FLW Walleye Tour Western Division tournament on the Mississippi River, where they are fishing pool no. 3. The pair now holds a 2-pound, 2-ounce lead over their closest rivals in the first Tour stop on the Western Division featuring 56 pros and 56 co-anglers from across the country fishing for top awards of $30,455 in the Pro Division and $5,398 in the Co-angler Division. READ MORE »

Same river, different game

Same river, different game

WELCH, Minn. – Although most anglers will still fish the Mississippi River, the popular honeyholes in Pool 4 will be off limits this week as the FLW Walleye Tour commences its Western Division season. That means Katrina, Vermillion and Pig Point, three incredibly productive locales, will be out of the equation. READ MORE »

Bonzer, Mogan win National Guard Soldier Appreciation event

Bonzer, Mogan win National Guard Soldier Appreciation event

WELCH, Minn. — Sgt. Mogan of Fairbault, Minn., and Sgt. Bonzer of Winona, Minn., won the FLW Walleye National Guard Soldier Appreciation Tournament held on the Mississippi River Tuesday. The team, fishing with pro Bill Shimota of Lonsdale, Minn., caught three walleyes for a total of 10 pounds, 12 ounces to take the title and bragging rights among their peers. READ MORE »