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Overdue no more

Overdue no more

WALKER, Minn. – It is official. As of 5 p.m. on Sept. 25, 2010, Chris Gilman is no longer the best tournament walleye angler never to have won a tour-level championship. It was 20 years in the making, but it was more than worth the wait for the Chisago City, Minn., pro. READ MORE »

Gilman claims FLW Walleye Tour Championship on Leech Lake

Gilman claims FLW Walleye Tour Championship on Leech Lake

WALKER, Minn. – Pro Chris Gilman of Chisago City, Minn., caught two walleyes weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday to win the 2010 FLW Walleye Tour Championship earning $42,676. Gilman had a four-day catch of 16 walleyes weighing 42-15. READ MORE »

Deep rigging versus shallow jigging

Deep rigging versus shallow jigging

WALKER, Minn. – After two straight days of wind and rain at the 2010 FLW Walleye Tour Championship, the weather in the northern Minnesota lakes region has finally stabilized. For some of the top 10 pros, that’s good news. For others, it’s bad news. READ MORE »

Filkins grinds out four more

Filkins grinds out four more

WALKER, Minn. – Day three of the FLW Walleye Tour Championship on Leech Lake did not start as planned for pro Terry Filkins. After a bumpy ride in stiff northwest winds, Filkins arrived at Kabekona, his primary spot, shortly after 7:30 a.m. But when he dropped his trolling motor in the water and stepped on the pedal his prop failed to spin. READ MORE »

Hiller clinches second championship win

Hiller clinches second championship win

WALKER, Minn. – In 2005, Matt Hiller won the FLW Walleye Tour Championship on the Mississippi River as a rookie. Half a decade later, he pinned down his second championship victory on northern Minnesota’s Leech Lake. READ MORE »

Filkins jumps to top spot at FLW Walleye Tour Championship on Leech Lake

Filkins jumps to top spot at FLW Walleye Tour Championship on Leech Lake

WALKER, Minn. – Pro Terrence Filkins of Lake City, Minn., and co-angler Jason Anderson of West Fargo, N.D., caught four walleyes weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces Friday to put Filkins into the lead after day three of the FLW Walleye Tour Championship on Leech Lake. Filkins has a three-day catch of 11 walleyes weighing 35-5 and a slim 5-ounce lead over second place going into the final day of competition. Anglers from 12 states and Canada are fishing for top awards of up to $40,000 in the Pro Division and up to $12,000 in the Co-angler Division. READ MORE »

Byle busts out

Byle busts out

WALKER, Minn. – In a slot tournament like the 2010 FLW Walleye Tour Championship, getting your overs each day is crucial. And although it’s a tricky task, pro Pat Byle is making it look easy. By 9 a.m. Thursday, Byle had two fish over 26 inches in his Ranger livewell and was working on getting three unders. READ MORE »

Byle overtakes lead on Leech Lake at FLW Walleye Tour Championship

Byle overtakes lead on Leech Lake at FLW Walleye Tour Championship

WALKER, Minn. – Pro Pat Byle of Colgate, Wis., and co-angler Peggy Severson of Fort Pierre, S.D., caught five walleyes weighing 16 pounds, 11 ounces Thursday to vault Byle into the lead after day two of the FLW Walleye Tour Championship on Leech Lake. Byle now has a two-day catch of 10 walleyes weighing 30-9 and a 2-pound, 1-ounce lead over second place going into the third day of competition. Anglers from 12 states and Canada are fishing for top awards of up to $40,000 in the Pro Division and up to $12,000 in the Co-angler Division. READ MORE »

Rain, wind and walleyes

We have seen a lot of things since coming up to Walker, Minn. The sun isn't one of them. READ MORE »

Merrill makes it happen

Merrill makes it happen

WALKER, Minn. – The rumors of a slow walleye bite on Leech Lake have been greatly exaggerated. Within 15 minutes of the scale opening at the 2010 FLW Walleye Tour Championship three stringers over 13 pounds were recorded. By the end of the day-one weigh-in, that number doubled to six. READ MORE »

Merrill leads FLW Walleye Tour Championship on Leech Lake

Merrill leads FLW Walleye Tour Championship on Leech Lake

WALKER, Minn. – Pro Kevin Merrill of Pierre, S.D., and co-angler Matt Hiller of Grand Rapids, Mich., brought in five walleyes weighing 16 pounds, 5 ounces Wednesday to lead day one of the FLW Walleye Tour Championship on Leech Lake. The pair now holds a 2-pound, 4-ounce lead over their closest rivals in the championship featuring 40 pros and 40 co-anglers representing 12 states and Canada fishing for top awards of up to $40,000 in the Pro Division and $12,000 in the Co-angler Division. READ MORE »

Championship preview: Leech looking like Vegas

Championship preview: Leech looking like Vegas

Perhaps it’s appropriate that the Northern Lights Casino in Walker, Minn., is hosting the 2010 FLW Walleye Tour Championship on Leech Lake. From the looks of things, this no-entry-fee tournament is going to be a gamble. READ MORE »