Matt Davis of Marion, Ohio and Dan Gies of Huron didn't care much for the walleye fishing prospects in the Detroit River where the championship was headquartered.
Consequently, they traveled more than 45 miles one way to fish the waters of Lake Erie off Huron. In the process the two-man team recently won the Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit Championship.
Their three-day catch totaled 85.36 pounds and was good for $25,000 in cash plus a few more bucks for using contest-sponsored items..
I had almost forgotten about the Masters Walleye Circuit, the nation's oldest walleye fishing tournament trail. That was until local walleye fishing nut Larry Fielder mentioned that Cabela's has taken it over and that the winners fished off Huron.
For updates on the program, visit the Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit at www.masterswalleyecircuit.com.
- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn