WOJTUSIKS' WIN THREE LAKES PRO-MAC™ MUSKIE GUERDON™

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The Professional Muskie Angler Circuit™ (Pro-MAC™) hosted the Muskie Guerdon Open Championship™ on the Three Lakes Chain this past Father's Day Weekend on June 15th and 16th. The Three Lakes Muskie Guerdon™ was the second qualifying event of a six tournament schedule for the 2013 Pro-MAC™ season and as if on cue, the volatile weather that has plagued this tournament season would play a very important role in the outcome of the event. Eleven muskies would be registered on a rain soaked, lightning intruded, Saturday and three muskies on a sun worshiper's Sunday.

Although the Saturday's fishing started out slow, beginning at 7:24am a hot bite had tallied six muskies measuring over 34 inches in just an hour and nine minutes, but then the rains came effectively shutting down a very active frenzy, so much so, that in the following six and a half hours only five more muskies would be scored. At 7:24am, the father and son team of Joe and Prescott Mahner would tally the first fish of the day, a 35.75 incher. Shortly afterward, another father and son team of Tim and Tom Mathu would score on a dandy 43 1/4 muskie at 7:35am giving the duo the early lead. Four more muskies would be tallied before the rain deluge with Kent Stadler and Doug Bloch 36.75 incher at 7:50am, Neil Barnet and Bill Hill's 39.75 at 8:00am, Bob Parteka and Joel McClung 39.50 at 8:15am, with the final muskie of the surge coming from Jared Adamovich and Justin Reynolds at 8:33am scoring 39 inches. Even though the weathers turn for the worst would spell tough going for the competitors, the largest muskie of the day would come at this down time by Gene Erickson who was fishing alone, tallying a 44.50 lunker at 9:30am.

Other teams to score on muskies were: Bruce Gruening Tim Pearson 38.25 at 10:05am, Kevin Black & Phil Graham 35.50 at 1:29pm, Sam Ubl & James Formolo 40.50 at 2:35pm and Tony & Kyle Warkoczewski 41 at 2:59pm.

Saturday's precipitation gave way to Sunday's clear skies forcing the competitors to have a very short term memory of the previous day's patterns and formulate an entirely different game plan to battle the resident muskies. Sunday's dramatic weather change coupled with the shorten hours of competition and the negative attitudes of the muskies, only three muskies would be scored for the day from two teams. Mike and Dan Wojtusik would tally the first two muskies of the day with a hefty 43 incher at 7:22am and another nice fish of 41 inches at 10:01am giving the team the only double for the contest and the trophy. The final muskie of the contest would be captured by Tim Rutzen and Ryan Bock at 10:36am with a 36 incher.

The top ten finishers for the 2013 Pro-MAC™ Three Lakes Muskie Guerdon Open Championship™ were:
1st - Dan & Mike Wojtusik
2nd - Gene Erickson
3rd - Tim & Tom Mathu
4th - Tony & Kyle Warkoczewski
5th - Sam Ubl/James Formolo
6th - Neil Barnett/Bill Hill
7th - Bob Parteka/Joel McClung
8th - Jared Adamovich/Justin Reynolds
9th - Bruce Gruening/Tim Pearson
10th - Kent Stadler/Doug Bloch

The next WMT Series™ qualifying tournament is the Pro-MAC™ Muskie Masters Open™ on The Lake Namakagon Chain in Clam Lake this June 22nd and 23rd. The tournament is open to the public to fish and still has open spots, but there is still time to send in your entries to get an earlier starting position. We will also be accepting entries the Friday before the tournaments on June 21st at Lakewoods Resort on the south shores of Lake Namakagon off HWY M from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The Muskie Masters Open™ on the Namakagon Chain is a special tournament in that it is a prelude to muskie fishing's most prestigious tournament, the 2013 WMT Series™ Invitational Championship™ that will be held on the same waters at the end of September the 28th and 29th. The fifty of the Pro-MAC™ teams and top fifty of the Muskie Country™ teams will square off at the 2013 Championship to compete for a possible top prize of $80,000.00. This June's Pro-MAC™ qualifier is sure to be a great event affording the competitors with a lot of excitement and fun and will be a valuable introduction for the anglers who are new to the waters looking to do well in Septembers too.

All WMT Series™ events are open to the public and we hope you will join in on the fun and excitement. For additional information, log on to our web sites at www.WMTSeries.com or www.ProfessionalMuskieAnglerCircuit.com for more details or email us at HunterMD@newnorth.net or call 715-277-4411.

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