Giuliani Brothers make it Two in a Row at Sault Ste. Marie
Joe and John Giuliani won the MWC on the St. Mary's River for the second year in a row. The brothers brought in an even heavier bag of fish today to take the win by more than 10 pounds. Their two day total was 36.74 pounds. In second place was the team of Mark Jacobs and Todd Schryer. Their two day weight of 25.91 pounds was bolstered by today's 16.66 pound limit.In third was John Synett and Derek Myerscough with 25.73 pounds. Winners of the Detroit River MWC, Mike and John Kopcok weighed in another solid five fish limit and took fourth place with a two day total of 25.57 pounds. Rounding out the top five were KAl and Rick Ustishen with 24.33 pounds.
If there was an award for comeback of the day, it would have gone to Glenn and Carol Chenier. They had no weight on day one but brought the heaviest basket of the tournament to the scales on day two. Their 19.14# moved them into 12th place.
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Many teams spoke of how they were pulling harnesses in water less than 15 feet. Silver and purple were mentioned most for blade and bead color. Most were looking for weedy areas surrounded by clearings with sand bottoms.
The winners however were not using this technique. Most of their fish were caught Lindy rigging in the current while anchored.They let the current move the bait downstream. Yesterday's hot spot didn't produce a fish this morning so after an hour and a half, they moved. Spot two was also unproductive. Spot three turned out to be the winner for them. They did not mention looking for any special depth. They key in on areas with large rocks on bottom and current seams.
BIg fish of the day went to Chris McMillan and Shane Turcotte with a 7.66# beauty. Second went to Joe and John Giuliani with a 6.54 # fish. Taking third place was a 6.32 pounder weighed in by Ken Zmudinski and Dan Hoffman.
The MWC will return to Sault Ste. Marie again next year. There will be an MWC tournament held in conjunction with the Cabelas NTC.
A huge thank you to the city of Sault Ste Marie and all of the volunteers who helped make this event a huge success.