Cave Run Lake - Kentucky
April 28th & 29th, 2012
Chris & Eric Burseth Win Chaos
Tackle's Spring Shootout on Cave Run Lake!
Set Cave Run
Record with 6 fish!
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Day 1 2012
Cave Run Lake Tournament
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Teams that caught fish
details on the Cave Run Lake Event
Ranger Cup Winner
Event Big Fish - 45.5"
Sunday Big Fish - 41"
Chris & Eric Burseth
Thomas & Grochowski
Chris & Eric Burseth
Final Results - PMTT Q-1 @
Cave Run Lake, KY April
28th & 29th, 2012
Field safely released - 61 fish - 45
Sat & 16 Sun - EVENT BIG FISH - 45.5 inches
Burseth Brothers Win
PMTT Chaos Tackle Event!
PMTT Press Release Editor,
The PMTT Chaos Tackle Spring Shootout on Cave Run Lake, Ky on April 28th & 29th,
had over 150 anglers from all over the country compete in the 2 day event. An
annual PMTT tournament hosted by the Morehead Tourism Commission had perfect
weather and lake conditions that produced a record number of muskies caught in a
PMTT event at Cave Run. Occasional small front moving through turning on the
muskies combined with the shad spawning, had the muskies were putting on the
feed bag after recovering from their own spawn. There were a record 61 muskies
over 30 inches caught and released by anglers at the event, breaking the old
record of 48 for Cave Run.
The current PMTT World Champions Chris (Crystal Lake, IL.) and Eric Burseth
(Bartlett, IL.) ended up starting the tournament season the way that they ended
it last year with a win. The Burseth’s used Medussa’s, the rubber swimbaits by
Chaos Tackle in the firetiger & perch color patterns to entice their muskies
into biting. The area that they were fishing was Zilpo Flats, the largest flat
on the lake which had some nice weed beds and shallow sand bars that the shad
were using to spawn. The Burseth’s incredibly registered six muskies between
34.25 – 42 inches.
The Burseth’s also took home the Ranger Cup prize for an additional $1,000
bonus, which can be won at any of the PMTT qualifying events by registering for
the Ranger Cup beforehand and meeting the qualifications. Chaos Tackle, the
sponsor of the Chaos Tackle Spring Shootout also has a contingency prize of
$3,000.00 to the team that wins the event using the Medussa swimbait lures. The
Burseths total winnings were $15,750.00.
In second place was long time PMTT pro Kevin Nash of Aurora, IL. and Bill Fassig
of Aurora, IL. Nash has been known to be a favorite to finish near the top at
Cave Run because of his success over the years on the lake. He has finished in
the top ten many times at Cave Run in the past. The two anglers used Jake crank
baits in the timber, being sure to fish tight to cover to entice muskies that
were not active into striking. Their 5 muskies measured between 32.25 - 39.50
Third Place was won by the reigning Top Gun team of the year Matt and Dave
Kircher of Cleveland, Ohio. Their team caught four muskies that were between
32.25 - 37.50 inches. The two anglers cast and trolled minnowbaits in 6 feet of
water working baits near the weeds on Zilpo Flats also.
Fourth Place was taken by Mark and Adam Follerweider of Palos Heights, IL. Who
used gold and white twitch baits near shallow weed patches to entice their fish
into biting. The two anglers caught 3 muskies measuring 33 - 39 inches. Fifth
Place was won by longtime PMTT angler and local fishing guide Gregg Thomas of
Morehead, Kentucky and partner Dave Growchowski of Cincinnati, Ohio. The two
anglers caught muskies that were 45.50 and 39.25 inches in length. They caught
their muskies on tube jigs fishing vertically around boat docks in the marina.
Tournament Director Tim Widlacki thanked all of the PMTT’s fantastic sponsors,
especially the Morehead Kentucky Tourism for hosting such an incredible
tournament every year and Chaos Tackle for sponsoring the tournament. Also
thanks to Ranger Boats, Mercury Marine, Musky Hunter Magazine, Keyes Outdoors
Television, Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce, Rollie & Helens Musky Shop,
Musky Mayhem Tackle, Crash's Landing and all the associate and contributing
sponsors. Please let these fine folks know that you appreciate their promotional
efforts in support of freshwaters most challenging fish … and those extreme
anglers who chase her on the first, best and only truly National Professional
Musky Circuit … the PMTT!
To obtain more information on becoming a member of the 2011 PMTT, or to view
event photo album, please visit them on the Web @ www.promusky.com or call PMTT
office @: 815-478-4092