Triton Pro Bill St. Peter Wins the In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail Super Pro at Super Pro in Dryden, Ontario
Triton Pro Bill St. Peter stole the lead on the final day to win the In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail Super Pro at Super Pro series tournament presented by MinnKota, the Lund/Mercury Pro-Am in Dryden, Ontario.
St. Peter, Bay City, Mich., has been fishing in the PWT pro ranks for eight years and qualified for Mercury Championships every season. He has 35 money finishes in 53 events. He is a past winner, and currently ranked fourth in the Johnsonville Angler of the year standings. He wants a shot at the Mercury Championship presented by The Dow Chemical Company for 2007 qualifiers in May of 2008 on St. Peter’s home waters of Saginaw Bay. Gary Parsons, Glidden, Wis., maintains the Angler of the Year lead.
The winner netted $45,000 cash and a 20-foot Lund boat rigged with a 200-hp Mercury outboard, valued at $41,000. Brumbaugh won $20,000 for second place. Their winnings pushed their career PWT earnings to more than $300,000 each.
The big fish award went to St. Peter and amateur partner Greg Waites, Dryden, for a 10.04-pounder. It was worth $500 to Waites and $1,500 to St. Peter. The Dow Chemical Company Heavyweight $1,000 award went to St. Peter, also.
Tactics varied from St. Peter jigging in 9 to 12 feet, adjacent to rock reefs, to Brumbaugh casting 400 series Rip Shads and Frenzy Flicker shads in 3 to 8 feet of water to slip-bobbers, bottom bouncers and spinners. The consensus was as Bill St. Peter said on stage, “Any place you go, you can catch walleyes, thousands of them.” Brumbaugh loved the variety, “If walleyes were biting by the hundreds every day, so were smallies, pike and muskies. What a great spot to fish!”
Photos of the entire week are available on the PWT web site, www.professionalwalleyetrail.com.