Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series Minnesota/Wisconsin Results
Karen Savik scored one for the ladies, winning the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Minnesota/Wisconsin Division 17 championship tournament, held Sept. 18-19, 2010, on Pools 6-7 of the Mississippi River out of Winona, Minn.The St Louis Park, Minn., pro notched two five-fish daily limits anchored by a 4.41-pounder to take the Boater Division title. Holding third place after Day 1, she landed 14.15 pounds. She followed that with 17.13 pounds, the largest single-day bag in the two-day event. She fished bridge pilings with jigs."I used two main jigs," Savik said. "One had some orange in it and the other was a Something Something in Karen's Magic, which is a green pumpkin color. Once I got a limit, I went looking for one or two big fish. I went to the bridge and caught my big one on the second cast. I culled four times the first day and 10 times the second day."In second for the boaters, David Ham of White Bear Lake, Minn., landed 10 bass for a two-day total of 28.56 pounds with one 3.81-pounder. Ham held second from wire to wire, catching 15.21 pounds the first day and following up with 13.35 pounds.Jimmy Johnson of La Crosse, Wis., took third with 10 bass going 28.29 pounds with one 4.35-pound kicker. He caught 14.04 pounds on Day 1 and 14.25 pounds the final day.In fourth for the boaters, Mike Brueggen of La Crosse, Wis., landed 10 keepers for 26.34 pounds with 12.88-pound and 13.46-pound bags. Richie Eaves of Nauvoo, Ill., followed with 10 bass going 25.47 pounds including a 3.56-pounder. He landed 11.37 pounds the first day and 14.10 pounds the second day. Marty Sexton of Oakdale, Minn., topped the tournament lunker list with a 5.06-pounder.In the Co-Angler Division, Howie Lee of Brooklyn Park, Minn., finished with two perfect three-bass division limits for 15.34 pounds with one 2.81-pounder. He moved up from fourth place on Day 1 with 7.33 pounds to catch 8.01 pounds the final day."On Day 1, we fished shallow grass with a swim jig," Lee said. "It was blue, white and chartreuse. On Day 2, we fished riprap and points. I caught a smallie on the swim jig and two more on Something Something jigs. I culled two fish."Jeremiah Shaver of La Crosse, Wis., caught five bass going 12.82 pounds. He caught 4.58 pounds on the first day, but landed 8.24 pounds, the second largest one-day stringer among the non-boaters, on the final day. He anchored that bag with a 3.40-pounder that took division big bass honors.In third for the non-boaters, Nanthan Thomas of McHenry, Ill., landed five bass for 12.79 pounds. He brought in 7.77 pounds on Day 1 and added 5.02 the second day. John Maher of Duluth, Minn., finished with six bass at 11.98 pounds, catching 5.85 and 6.13 pounds. Rounding out the top five, Elmer Winter of Durand, Wis., caught six keepers weighing 10.89 pounds. He caught 5.11 pounds on Day 1 and 5.78 pounds the following day.