PMTT 2019 TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Q1 Vitaminerals Spring Shootout!

Morehead Tourism

Q2 Mercury Marine Summer Challenge!

Mercury Marine

Q3 Musky Hunter Magazine's Late Summer Showdown!

Musky Hunter Magazine

Ranger Boats World Championship!

Ranger Boats

PMTT Mega Event!

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Lederer & Cummings Win PMTT VitaMinerals Spring Shootout!

PMTT Press Release Editor - Duane Landmeier

The Professional Musky Tournament Trail started their 21st season April 13th &14th on Cave Run Lake, Kentucky, an annual tournament hosted by Morehead Tourism. The lake level was dropping to near normal pool after heavy early spring rains and water temps in the mid to upper fifties. Fred Lederer and Philip Cummings of Toledo, Ohio were sitting in fourth place on Saturday with a 41.5" musky. The two anglers knew they needed another quality fish and continued to troll with confidence on Sunday when the bait clicker went off and they netted the big fish for the day with a fat 44.5" musky. Cummings and Lederer were using six and ten-inch orange Ziggy crank baits while trolling 3.5 mph through baitfish pods in fifteen to twenty feet of water. Lederer and Cummings success during the tough bite was good for a check worth $12,500 for a first-place finish and two beautiful trophies.


Saturday’s weather was beautiful, partly sunny, light winds and 82 degrees, while Sunday saw 68 degrees with a cold front moving through and cloudy skies in the morning, then sunny and windy later in the day. The team of Tim and Brian Barker, brothers from Morehead, Kentucky came in 2nd with two of the 32 muskies that were registered, with a 36.75” and 47.5” musky. The 47.5” musky was big fish of the day for Saturday for an extra $500 dollars and another $250 dollar for the Musky Hunter Magazine Big Fish bonus. The two brothers caught their muskies jigging white Bondy baits in a current area with plenty of shad on the first break line. 


In third place was Mike Keyes of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin and Bryan Schaeffer of Tomahawk, Wisconsin with muskies that were 33.75" and 37". The two anglers were casting Team Rhino custom painted Phantom jerk baits that were white and orange to entice their muskies. In Fourth Place was Nick Adams and Shane Horsley of Vanceburg, Kentucky, these two fishermen used shad colored Bulldawgs in deeper water to catch their muskies. Rounding out the top five in fifth place with 34" and 35" muskies caught on white Lake X Toads was Chris Riebe of South Elgin, Illinois and Matt Scheinder of Tower, Minnesota. The two anglers were fishing shallow water close to deep water near the dam area using a pull and then pause presentation. 


After our event Tournament Director Tim Widlacki thanked the Morehead Tourism for their continued support in hosting this annual event. Also, the official sponsor of this years Cave Run event, Vitaminerals. He also thanked all the major sponsors of the PMTT, including Ranger Boats, Mercury Marine, Musky Hunter Magazine, Keyes Outdoors, Feldstein’s Jewelers, Eagle River Chamber of Commerce, Chaos Tackle and all the other Associate and Contributing Sponsors to the PMTT. Please let these fine people know that you appreciate their promotional efforts in support of fresh waters most challenging fish and those extreme anglers who chase her on the first, best and only truly national professional musky tournament circuit, the PMTT.


Sign up today for the PMTT $50K Mega Tournament on September 13th, 14th & 15th, 2019. Our next event will be The Mercury Marine Summer Challenge in Eagle River, WI on June 22nd & 23rd, 2019. To obtain more information on becoming a member of the PMTT or to view our event photo albums, please visit them on the web at www.promusky.com or call the PMTT office at 815-478-4092

PMTT Event Fish List

31 Muskies Caught & Released

Saturday - 16

Sunday - 15

Saturday & Musky Hunter Big Fish - 47.5" caught by the team of Brian & Tim Barker

Sunday Big Fish - 44.5" caught by the team of Lederer & Cummings


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Fish List

Osfer & Raley Win PMTT Mercury Marine Summer Challenge!

PMTT Press Release Editor - Duane Landmeier

  

Perfect weather greeted the Professional Musky Tournament Trail (PMTT) anglers to the Mercury Marine Summer Challenge on June 22nd & 23rd with a bit of sunshine changing to clouds and then Sunday cloudy most of the day making for perfect musky fishing weather. People say there is luck involved in fishing, and maybe sometimes that may be the case. When the teams that placed in first and second place are consistently in the top ten at this annual event hosted by the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce you can forget about the luck.


This was the case again in this year’s PMTT Mercury Marine`s Summer Challenge tournament on June 22 and 23 on the Eagle River Chain of lakes. The first-place team of Nate Osfer of Marathon City, WI. and Matt Raley of Minoqua, WI.  and the second-place team of Ben Michlig of Minoqua, WI. and Matt Michlig of Milwaukee, WI. have either won the event or placed in the top ten several times. Both teams know the water very well. Osfer and Raley won over $18,000 with the two beautiful rings from Feldstrein Jeweler’s and the huge 1st place trophies after catching four muskies measuring 37, 36.25, 36 and 33.50 inches. 


The two anglers were using three different baits, Medussas, X-Toads and a bucktail on three different lakes. Osfer and Raley caught three of the muskies on the weed edge and one on top of the weeds. The two anglers said that they did not have any following fish, every fish they caught were the only ones that bit. The Michligs that came in second place caught three muskies measuring 43.25, 37 and 30 inches. The Michligs were using X- Toads and Medussas in and around cabbage beds to entice their muskies.


The third-place finishers are the father and son team from Ashland, Kentucky, Darrel and Lance Seasor. The Seasor`s caught four muskies 34, 33.50, 32.50 and 31 inches between 11:30 and 12:00 in a 30-minute window while trolling 4.5 miles per hour 6-8 feet down in 12 feet of water on crankbaits. In fourth place Jason Walls of Chillicothe, Ohio and Wyan Chuckbanboun of Columbus, Ohio caught three muskies that were 36.75, 34.50 and 30.75 inches while trolling white and green Slammer crankbaits in open water. Rounding out the top five in fifth place was Tony Stubbs of Middletown, Ohio and Rick Busalacchi of Waukesha, WI. caught 39- and 39.50-inch muskies. 


Big Fish of the event a 45.25 was caught by local angler Jared Adomovich of Eagle River with his partner Clayton Spiess also of Eagle River, WI. the musky was caught on a white Seaductress bait. Big fish for Sunday was a 44-inch musky caught by Al Gould and Andrew Willemsen of Minnetonka, MN. On a DK crankbait. 54 muskies were caught in the event and as always, the anglers all had a great time because of the incredible hospitality from everyone in Eagle River.


Tournament Director Tim Widlacki thanked all the PMTT`s fantastic sponsors, especially Mercury Marine for sponsoring the tournament and the entire trail. Also, the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce for hosting the event and the great hospitality they have given us every year. Also, Ranger Boats, Musky Hunter Magazine, Keyes Outdoors, MotorGuide, Chaos Tackle, Vitaminerals, Feldstrein Jeweler’s, Morehead Tourism and all the associate and contributing sponsors. Please let these fine people know that you appreciate their promotional efforts in support of freshwater's most challenging fish and those extreme anglers who chase her on the first, best and only truly national Professional Musky Tournament Trail circuit, the PMTT.


Sign up today for the PMTT $50K Mega Tournament on September 13th, 14th & 15th, 2019. Our next event will be the Musky Hunter Magazine`s Summer Bash on Lake Minnetonka, MN August 9th and 10th, 2019. To obtain more information on becoming a member of the PMTT, or to view event photo album, please visit us on the web at www.promusky.com or call the PMTT office at 815-478-4092.

PMTT Event Fish List

54 Muskies Caught & Released

Saturday - 34

Sunday - 20

Saturday & Musky Hunter Big Fish - 45.25" caught by the team of Adamovich & Spiess

Sunday Big Fish - 44" caught by the team of Gould & Willemsen


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Fish List

PMTT Musky Hunter Magazine's Summer Showdown!

PMTT Press Release Editor - Duane Landmeier

Sign up today! Our next event will be our Mega Tournament with over $120K in cash payed out and a $50K 1st Place prize on September 13th, 14th & 15th, 2019. Followed by the Ranger Boats World Championship on October 5th and 6th, 2019, To obtain more information on becoming a member of the PMTT, or to signup for the $50K Mega Event, please visit them on the web at www.promusky.com or call the PMTT office at 815-478-4092, there are still a few openings left so don't wait and signup today.

PMTT Event Fish List

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Fish List

PMTT Mega Tournament!

PMTT Press Release Editor - Duane Landmeier

Sign up soon for the 2020 PMTT Trail. Our next event will be the Ranger Boats World Championship on October 5th & 6th, 2019. For information or to view event photo album, please visit us on the web at www.promusky.com or call the PMTT office at 815-478-4092

PMTT Event Fish List

Click on the button below to see a complete list of all the teams that caught fish in this PMTT Event.

Fish List

PMTT Ranger Boats World Championship!

PMTT Press Release Editor - Duane Landmeier

Sign up soon for the 2020 PMTT Trail and come check us out this winter at your local Musky Sport Show. For information or to view event photo album, please visit us on the web at www.promusky.com or call the PMTT office at 815-478-4092

PMTT Event Fish List

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Fish List

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