MWC at Sault Ste. Marie Underway
Even a strong thunder and lightning storm couldn't cancel the first day of the MWC tournament. The storm clouds parted and the forecast looked good. After just over an hour delay, the teams launched and took off in search of what they all hoped would be a big basket of walleye.
During the delay, some anglers continued to work on their rigs and organize their boats (again). Others milled around talking with each other. Marine band radios were on in many boats, waiting for a weather update. There was a big sigh of relief when Dan Palmer announced that flight one would take off at 9:15 and flight two at 9:30.
The bite, which had been very good as recently as last weekend, has slowed noticeably. Actually, it's not the bite that has slowed, it's the difficulty of finding fish. It seems that when the teams find fish, they are active, feeding fish in most cases.
What will it take to win? I have heard from some teams that 16-17 pounds a day will do well.Other teams are predicting that, as usual, it will take close to 20 pounds a day. We will just have to wait and see.
Due to the delay, weigh in will begin at 5:15. Follwing the weigh in will be a "Kids Clinic". Children in attendance will receive a rod/reel combo and instructions from some of the finest walleye fishermen in the world. The combos are provided by the NPAA. All activities will be held at the William Gregory ramp area of Aune-Osborne Park.