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Southlake Native Takes 5th at Recent Walleye Tournament

Jul 26, 2016 05:16AM ● By Kevin
Troy Nelson of Lombard, Ill., and Benjamin Kehoe of Southlake, placed 5th in the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s Green Bay tournament in Oconto on July 8-9, according to the circuit's website. The duo won $2,100 plus $2,550 from the option pot, for their 44 pound, 6 ounce total.

The tournament, according to the article, awarded $49,890 in cash and prizes. A total of 66 teams, with fishermen from 10 states and one Canadian province, participated.

"A total of 415 walleyes weighing 1,516 pounds, 8 ounces crossed the scale at Breakwater Park during the catch-and-release event," the news report said. "Adding to the fun, the Cabela’s MWC, National Professional Anglers Association and Pure Fishing presented a Youth & Family Fishing Clinic immediately after the day-one weigh-in, with participating youths receiving rod-and-reel combos courtesy of the NPAA."

The 2016 tournament schedule includes seven qualifiers in six states "on a diverse selection of the Walleye Belt’s finest rivers, inland lakes and big-water fisheries." Up next on the qualifier circuit is the Devils Lake, N.D., on Aug. 19 and 20.

Information courtesy of the Masters Walleye Circuit. For the full story, click here.