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Gander Mountain Press Release

Discussion in 'Tournament Discussion' started by Corey, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. Corey

    Corey OGF Team-Charter Member

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    From: Stephen Weisman <stweis@rconnect.com>
    To: <jim_corey@att.net>
    Subject: Ohio Gander Mountain GNWC
    Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 00:29:21 +0000

    Hi,

    I am the publicity director for the Gander Mountain GNWC. Here is a preview
    of our second tournament on sunday, April 18. I am also sending the first
    tournament results from Sunday, April 4. Thanks for sharing the news about
    the GNWC.
    I have copy and pasted and also sent as a text only attachment.


    Steve Weisman
    Gander Mountain GNWC Publicity Director






    For Immediate Release

    Alum Creek is Site for Second Ohio Qualifier on Gander Mountain Grand
    National Walleye Cup Circuit

    By Steve Weisman
    Gander Mountain GNWC Publicity Director
    The second qualifier on the Ohio circuit of the Gander Mountain Grand
    National Walleye Cup (GNWC) is set for Sunday, April 18 at Alum Creek.
    According to Gander Mountain GNWC Executive Director Bernie Barringer,
    "The Alum Creek qualifier should be a good one. We had our first tournament
    at Indian Lake two weeks ago, and even with the tough cold front conditions,
    the teams still were able to scratch out some nice fish. The Alum Creek
    qualifier will put the Ohio Region at the halfway point in the season."
    After the first tournament, the team of John Clark from Dayton, OH and
    Marc Colwell from Springfield, OH are the leaders in the battle for Team of
    the Year honors.
    Openings still exist for the Alum Creek qualifier and Barringer
    encourages interested anglers to contact him at 1-800-890-FISH (3474), or
    email the GNWC at info@walleyecup.com.
    The tournament director will have the trailer at Alum Creek State Park
    from 6-8 p.m. the evening before the tournament to take late entries and
    answer questions Teams are to meet at Alum Creek State Park the morning
    of the tournament for registration and mandatory boat check. Host bait shop
    is the Cheshire Market.
    Take-off is at 7 a.m. with the weigh-in commencing at 3 p.m. sharp.
    "Once again, we hope that a lot of people will turn out for the weigh-in.
    The weigh-ins give spectators the chance to see what has been caught and to
    hear what presentations worked to catch the fish."
    Title Sponsor for the GNWC is Gander Mountain with other major national
    sponsors including Skeeter Boats, Yamaha Outboards, the Sportsman Channel,
    Berkley, Aqua Innovations, YoNet Folding Nets by AMFYOYO, VIB"E" Lure
    Company, TowTector Shield and UpNorth Outdoors.com. The Ohio Regional
    Skeeter Boats sponsor is Boat Boys out of Newark, OH.


    For Immediate Release

    Cold Front Makes Bite Tough at Indian Lake

    By Steve Weisman
    Gander Mountain GNWC Publicity Director
    Up against classic cold front conditions that shut down a good
    pre-tournament bite, the team of John Clark from Dayton, OH and Marc Colwell
    from Springfield, OH made the most of their 5.84-pound walleye to win the
    Ohio Region's first qualifier as the Gander Mountain Grand National Walleye
    Cup (GNWC) kicked off its 2004 season at Indian Lake on Sunday, April 4.
    In addition to cashing the first place $1000 check, Clark and Colwell
    walleye was also the big fish of the tournament and earned them the Berkley
    Trilene Big Fish Award of $400 in Berkley products.
    Second place and a check for $500 went to Chris and Matt Sands from
    Union, OH with one fish weighing 2.59 pounds.
    Mike and Tom Defibaugh from Bellefountaine, OH took third place and a
    check for $400 with a weight of 2.54 pounds.
    The "Yo So Close" award of a Yo Net folding net valued at $80 went to
    the team of Charles Hill and John Hill from Exenia, OH for being the team
    that just finished out of the money.
    A special series of awards came from David Calhoun, owner of Boat Boys,
    the official Ohio Regional Skeeter Boats sponsor. Calhoun handed out $2500
    in Skeeter Boats certificates to the top placing teams toward the purchase
    of a new Skeeter boat or toward accessories. "This is really an exciting
    opportunity for our Ohio GNWC teams because Boat Boys will be giving out
    these certificates at all four Ohio qualifying tournaments," said Gander
    Mountain GNWC Executive Director Bernie Barringer.
    Meanwhile, the Gander Mountain "Need More Stuff" drawing of $200 for a
    Gander Mountain Shopping Spree went to Todd Kunk from St. Henry, OH and Adam
    Harlament from Cold Water, OH.
    "This was a walleye tournament for the hardy!" exclaimed Barringer. "The
    teams showed great determination to scratch together a few fish under very
    difficult circumstances. Everybody had a fear that this might happen. Indian
    Lake is a very good walleye fishery, but it is also a shallow basin and a
    cold front like we experienced today totally shut the fish down."
    With temperatures plummeting into the 30s and strong northwest winds,
    the teams worked extremely hard to trigger the neutral walleyes. Clark and
    Colwell felt the need to cover water and trolled Reef Runner Rip Shads,
    while the Sands duo caught their fish vertical jigging with a chartreuse jig
    and minnow combination by Orchard Island. The Defibaugh team also used a jig
    and minnow, but spent their time slowly dragging the bait in 12 foot of
    water.
    The Ohio teams now have two weeks to prepare for their second qualifier,
    which will be held on Sunday, April 18 Alum Creek.
    Anglers interested in signing up for a future qualifier or simply
    wanting more information on the GNWC circuit can call 1-800-890-FISH (3474),
    or they can email the GNWC at info@walleyecup.com.
    Title Sponsor for the GNWC is Gander Mountain with other major national
    sponsors including Skeeter Boats, Yamaha Outboards, the Sportsman Channel,
    Berkley, Aqua Innovations, YoNet, VIB"E" Lure Company, TowTector Shield and
    UpNorth Outdoors.com. The Ohio Regional Skeeter Boats sponsor is Boat Boys
    out of Newark, OH.
     
  2. captnroger

    captnroger OGF Webmaster

    Posted to OGF frontpage news. Corey, these should all go to frontpage news in the future so they hit our homepage.

    Thanks for sharing.
     

  3. Corey

    Corey OGF Team-Charter Member

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    Ok Roger. Now I know where to put it.