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2012 Ranger Boats World Championship
Fox River/Bay of Green Bay - Wisconsin
September 22nd & 23rd, 2012

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Final Results - PMTT RBWC @ Fox River/Bay of Green Bay September 22nd & 23rd, 2012

Field safely released - 0 fish - 0 Sat &  Sun - Saturday BIG FISH - 0 inches

PMTT Ranger Boats World Championship Results From Green Bay
PMTT Press Release Editor,
Duane Landmeier

On the weekend of September 22nd & 23rd the Professional Musky Tournament Trail visited the bay of Green Bay and the Fox River for the 2012 Ranger Boats World Championship. The anglers were very excited to fish a fishery of this caliber. There have been many muskies in the mid fifty inch class, fish over 40lbs caught in these waters. The muskies turned the tables on the fishermen at this event however. The muskies in this water tend to follow migrating bait fish throughout the year. The main forage is the shad which are in turn followed by smallmouth bass, walleye and perch. The population of muskies in the area was down because of the shortage of the muskies main prey being unavailable. That coupled with three major cold fronts the week of the tournament and the fact that they were dredging the river which made it look like chocolate milk made it very tough to contact fish.

For the first time in the 14 year history of the PMTT, no fish were caught or registered either day of the tournament. A humbling but true record was set with nothing hitting the bottom of an anglers net. Mother Nature does what it does and the 76 anglers competing in the event did not have an answer for her. At the awards, the room was full of great anglers and the sigh of disbelief that there were no fish caught when the standings board was revealed. The first prize was a New Ranger 619 Fisherman, Rangertrail Trailer, powered by a Mercury Marine OptiMax worth over $45,000 was given away in a drawing. Steve Lindahl, Ranger Boat Rep was on hand at the event and passed on some words of encouragement to the anglers. “It’s fishing guys. Everyone gets out there and does the best they can. Not every team catches fish at every tournament and this time everyone experienced it together”, stated Lindahl. Every team’s boat number was put in a box and you had a one in 38 chance to win it. It was like the lottery! The lucky team drawn was team #25 of Don Asleson and Bill Taylor, both from southern Wisconsin.

Lindahl also brought the crowd up to date on some exciting news from Ranger Boats. “As of this date, the Ranger Cup incentive program has given away over 8 million dollars in bonus prizes to Ranger Boat owners and that number keeps going up. Also, very excited to announce the 45th anniversary for Ranger Boats and the introduction of the new aluminum series Ranger coming in 2013” Lindahl stated.

The prestigious Top Gun Team of the Year Award which is given out to the most consistent team that catches muskies throughout the year during the tournaments was won by Ross Korpela of Carlton, MN and Chad Mitchell of Inver Grove Heights, MN. In 2nd Place in the Top Gun standings were Austin Vig and Andrew Matz of Prior Lake, MN. And in 3rd place for Top Gun honors were Duane Landmeier of Hinckley, IL. and Robert Taylor of Lafayette, Indiana. The winners said that the pre fishing before the tournaments gave them their success. Along with thinking out their strategy together to decide on what technique, structure or pattern they will use during the events and sticking to their original game plan. The Top Gun Team of the Year shall receive a free entry into all of the following year PMTT qualifying events and ease out as boat number one

Tournament Director Tim Widlacki thanked all of the PMTT’s fantastic sponsors, especially Ranger Boats for their continued support of not only the PMTT but the entire sport of musky fishing. Also thanks to Mercury Marine, Chaos Tackle, Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce, Morehead Tourism Commission, Musky Hunter Magazine, Keyes Outdoors, Rollie & Helens Musky Shop, Musky Mayhem Tackle, Crash's Landing, Green Bay Yacht Club 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…the PMTT!

To obtain more information on becoming a member of the PMTT, or to view event photo album, please visit them on the Web @ www.promusky.com or call PMTT office @: 815-478-4092

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