Musky Hunter Magazine Fall Meltdown
Detroit River - Michigan
September 13th & 14th, 2008
Korpela & Adkins Win
Musky Hunter's Fall Meltdown on Detroit River!
Jigging their way back
Click Here for the 2008 Detroit River Tournament Photo Album
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Teams that caught fish
details on the Detroit River Event
Ranger Cup Winner
Event Big Fish - 44.5
Saturday Big Fish - 44
Final Results - PMTT Q-4 @ Detroit River
13th & 14th,
Kevin Selder & Mike Money
Gregg Thomas &
Ross Korpela & John Adkins
Field safely released 10 fish - 7
Sat & 3 Sun - Event BIG FISH 44.5
& Adkins Win PMTT Musky Hunter Fall Meltdown.
Bad weather and poor fishing
conditions seems to be the theme this year at each of the qualifying
tournaments this year and the PMTT Musky Hunter Magazine Fall Melt
Down event on the Detroit River this past weekend was no exception.
Heavy down pours of rain all night long before and all the way
through day one of the tournament made for some very tough fishing,
followed by high skies and mostly sunny conditions with high winds
made day two of the tournament even tougher yet. After it was all
done 8 teams caught 10 fish with two teams doubling.
The team of Ross Korpela and John Adkins both from MN. came up with
a game plan because of a bad hand. Because of a work related injury
to Adkins hand that almost kept him out of the tournament, they
decided he would work a bondy bait, a large jigging type bait off
the weed breaklines on the shipping channel. While Adkins worked the
bottom in the fourteen to twenty two foot depths, Korpela cast
bucktails up on the weedflats.
While bumping the black bondy bait off the bottom they caught a mix
bag of walleye, bass and muskies. They boated a 40.25” & 44” muskies
to give them big fish award for day one along with the first place
check and hardware to take home.
Greg Thomas and Dave Grochowski, one of the top producing teams
throughout the years on the PMTT, after getting blanked on day one
of the tournament, decided to troll perch colored legend crankbaits
in the shipping channels one hundred and fifty feet back and twenty
two feet down to make contact and bounce the bottom. It paid off big
as they boated a 37.25” & 44.50” which was also big fish for day
two. Their decision to change areas and to troll paid off as they
took home the second place hardware.
Third place goes to another top producer over the years on the trail
in Kevin Selders and Mike Money, who were trolling shallow weeds
with bulldawgs and boated a 40.75” fish. The were also the winners
of the Ranger Cup award. Fourth place honors go to the team of Mark
& David Filas who caught a 39.50” musky on a bucktail casting
shallow weedbeds. Filling out the top five was Kevin Hopfensperger
and Pam Leopold who caught a 39” fish from shallow weeds casting
crane twitch baits.
To obtain more information on
becoming a member of the PMTT, results or to view event photo
album, please visit them on the Web @ www.promusky.com or call the
PMTT @: 815-478-4092