2001 Ranger Boats Championshionship
Pewaukee Lake, Wisconsin - October 13 & 14,
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album from this event!
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!
muskies on Saturday - 7 on Sunday = 28
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
2001 Ranger 681VS boat and Mercury 125
Back Row (L to R):
Andy Johnson (1st Place Champion), Steve
Lindahl, and Tim Widlacki. Front Row
Seated: Dominic Hoyos (1st Place
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
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.
to our sponsors especially
Boats for providing the boat and trailer and
for making this event happen. Along with
Musky Hunter Magazine, ALL Star Rods,
The Fishing Guide Show with Travis Richardson,
Department of Conservation,
Landing and Muskie Guide Service,
3M Marine Products,
Morehead-Rowan Kentucky Chamber of Commerce,
Capt. Larry D. Jones - Niagara River Guide,
Tackle (Believer Lures),
Eagle Tail Lures,
Reaper Musky Tackle,
(Jerko Glide Baits),
Retreat, Eagle River, WI,
Smokey's Muskellunge Shop,
Art Studio, Wiley Lures,
1st Place Champions
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!
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!
from KY and Bob Osborne from IN.
two muskies, 41 ½" & 38" caught on
trolling crankbaits, total points 126.
Award Prize - $3,400 cash!
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
from DeForest, WI and John Thurk
from Madison, WI. caught two muskies, at
39" & 38" casting bucktails, total
Award Prize - $1,700 cash!
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
Award Prize - $5,100, which includes
a $1,000 coupon from Ranger Boats and