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2001 Ranger Boats Championshionship Tournament Results
Pewaukee Lake, Wisconsin - October 13 & 14, 2001


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This year 247 teams comprising almost 500 contestants competed in four qualifying events and the top 51 highest point total teams all were a part of history in the making by competing for the largest payout in Musky fishing history!

Incredible fishery!!!

21 muskies on Saturday - 7 on Sunday = 28 total

Saturday air temps were in the mid 60's, over cast, with rain starting at midday for the rest of the day. Water was in the mid 50's, wind was SE at 10mph. Perfect musky fishing day. Sunday a cold front rolled through, air temps low 50's sunny skies with a east to northeast wind at 10 mph.

This years Championship winners received a
2001 Ranger 681VS boat and Mercury 125 HP outboard!

Back Row (L to R): Andy Johnson (1st Place Champion), Steve Lindahl, and Tim Widlacki. Front Row Seated: Dominic Hoyos (1st Place Champion)

The eastern part of the Pewaukee Lake was on fire. The majority of the fish were caught in the shallow weedy area's of the east basin of the lake. The lake is almost like two separate basin's. The west end is deep with sharp break lines and the east end is shallow weeds with no real defined break lines. Trolling and casting both worked and all kinds of different baits seemed to take fish.

The State of Wisconsin's Lieutenant Governor Margaret Farrow was a PMTT guest fisherman on Sunday. She is a avid musky fisherman who loves the outdoors, fishing, hunting, etc. and has competed in a PMTT event before. Though she didn't boat a musky, she really had a great time.

Lastly thanks to our sponsors especially Ranger Boats for providing the boat and trailer and for making this event happen. Along with Mercury Marine, Musky Hunter Magazine, ALL Star Rods, The Fishing Guide Show with Travis Richardson, Illinois Department of Conservation, Crash's Landing and Muskie Guide Service, 3M Marine Products, Morehead-Rowan Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Capt. Larry D. Jones - Niagara River Guide, Drifter Tackle (Believer Lures), Eagle Tail Lures, Grim Reaper Musky Tackle, Cave Run Guide Service, LeadersForLess.com, Llungen Lures (Jerko Glide Baits), Miller’s Retreat, Eagle River, WI, Musky Innovations, Inc., Slammer Crankbaits, Smokey's Muskellunge Shop, Wild Wings Art Studio, Wiley Lures, Wishin Lures, and www.fishinginfo.com.

1st Place Champions

Andy Johnson from Lakeland, MN & Dominic Hoyos from Stillwater, MN took the championship with three muskies, 40 ¾" - 39 ¾" - 38 ½" caught trolling on orange spinnerbaits, total of 188 points.

Award Prize value - $29,750, which included a Ranger 681 Fisherman, Rangertrail Trailer, and a 125 hp Mercury motor, plus $4,750 cash!

2nd Place

Dale Hurd and Greg Kos both from Lake Villa, IL. boated two muskies, 45" & 39 ½" caught casting on a crankbait and topwater, total points 146.

Award Prize - $6,800 cash!

3rd Place

James Wells from KY and Bob Osborne from IN. two muskies, 41 ½" & 38" caught on trolling crankbaits, total points 126.

Award Prize - $3,400 cash!

4th Place

Joe McCartin from Lemont, IL. and Mark Samars from Lockport, IL. caught two muskies, at 42" & 38" caught on Depth Raider crankbaits (1-casting, 1-trolling), total points 117.

Award Prize - $2,550 cash and a $1,000 coupon from Ranger Boats for Big Fish Sunday.

5th Place

Scott Karow from DeForest, WI and John Thurk from Madison, WI. caught two muskies, at 39" & 38" casting bucktails, total points 116.

Award Prize - $1,700 cash!

6th Place

Dale Wiley & Todd Young both from Elwood City, PA, caught two muskies, a 38" & 39", by trolling jointed Wiley Crankbaits; yellow with red dots. Total points 116.

They are also the winners of the prestigious PMTT Top Gun - Team of the Year

Award Prize - $5,100, which includes a $1,000 coupon from Ranger Boats and $4,100 cash!



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