Cave Run Lake - Kentucky
April 16th & 17th, 2011
Steve Genson Wins Chaos
Tackle's Spring Shootout on Cave Run Lake!
Solo Act Goes
From Last Place To First Place!
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Cave Run Lake Tournament
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Teams that caught fish
details on the Cave Run Lake Event
Event Big Fish - 49"
Saturday Big Fish - 41"
James Reiter & Ric Cummings
Final Results - PMTT Q-1 @
Cave Run Lake, KY April
16th & 17th, 2011
Field safely released - 21 fish - 12
Sat & 9 Sun - Event BIG FISH - 49 inches
Genson Wins PMTT
Chaos Tackle Event Solo
PMTT Press Release Editor,
Professional Musky Tournament Trail kicked off its 2011 season at scenic Cave
Run Lake in Morehead, Kentucky April 16 and 17 with the Chaos Tackle Spring
Shootout. Cold front conditions with highs in the 50s, high winds and record
high water levels hampered fishing conditions. The water was between 18-23 feet
above normal pool and rising. With the water rising three feet overnight each
night the areas found pre-fishing were now 3-6 feet deeper. This in turn would
make fish move to different areas making success difficult, as in any tournament
this would make some anglers just try harder and succeed. Also with 90 teams of
this caliber of fishing prowess there were bound to be fish caught.
Steve Genson of Springbrook, WI, who is co-host of Keyes Outdoors Television
Show fished this event alone as his partner, Mike Keyes could not attend.
Fishing alone for muskies can be difficult when you get a fish on, because of
the weight of the musky, the nets are large and hard to handle with one hand.
You also have the element of wind and running the electric trolling motor at the
same time to control the boat location. If Genson connected on fish he would
have his hands full. It turned out he had his hands full in a big way.
Genson ended up winning the tournament by catching a 30, 31 and a huge 49
pre-spawn female musky. The 49 30 pound plus fish was also the Big Fish for
Sunday. This in turn awarded him the first place hardware and a check for over
$13,000. After trolling most of the day on Saturday, Genson moved to shallow
water to cast JB Rattler crank baits using a high retrieve speed to trigger his
The long time PMTT father and son team of Matt and Dave Kircher of Cleveland,
Ohio won second place. They trolled short lined crank baits in water that was
18-22 feet deep to entice their fish that were 35.50 and 41.00. Jason Summers
of Lino Lakes, MN and Troy Bilbrey of Wyoming, MN. took third place with muskies
that were 35.50 and 38.50. This annual top placing duo used a jig and baby
squirko jerk bait in shallow water for their success.
In fourth place were Garth Darton and Jared Adamovich of Eagle River, WI. The
two fishermen landed muskies that were 30.75 and 40 in size. These two anglers
caught their fish on crank baits and hardhead jerk baits that were white in
color in shallow water. Rounding out the top five places in 5th place was James
Reiter and Ric Cummings. These two anglers caught a 41 muskie that was also the
Big Fish for Saturday. The total number of fish caught in the event was 21
muskies up to 49.
Tournament Director Tim Widlacki thanked all of the PMTTs fantastic sponsors,
especially Chaos Tackle and the Morehead Tourism Commission. Also thanks to
Ranger Boats, Mercury Marine, Musky Hunter Magazine, Keyes Outdoors Television,
Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce, Rollie & Helens Musky Shop, Musky Mayhem
Tackle, Crash's Landing and all the associate and contributing sponsors. Please
let these fine folks know that you appreciate their promotional efforts in
support of freshwaters most challenging fish
and those extreme anglers who
chase her on the first, best and only truly National Professional Musky Circuit
To obtain more information on becoming a member of the 2011 PMTT, or to view
event photo album, please visit them on the Web @ www.promusky.com or call PMTT
office @: 815-478-4092