The second Indiana Walleye Anglers Association (IWAA) Tournament is now in the books! The contest took place this past Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Brookville Lake and the anglers were treated to both a duck-drowning downpour and kind of fishing you’ll talk about for 50 years!
Here is the on-the-scene report from IWAA Director Michael Parks (who also cleaned up as both a member of the father-son winning team and boating the largest fish!):
“Loud thunder, blue lightning and a full blown monsoon rolled through south eastern Indiana Sunday morning. With a bleak good morning from mother nature, a few dedicated anglers gathered on the eastern shores of Brookville Reservoir as the second IWAA tourney of the year readied for take-off. Just minutes before zero hour, the weather changed for not only the better, but rather idea conditions for walleye fishing.
Less than a dozen teams braved the mornings forecast and they were rewarded with one of the best fishing days in a decade. Teams reported catching between 50 and 100 walleye during the 8-hour event. Though the monsters never revealed themselves, a lot of nice 15- to 22-inch fish took a boat ride back to the ramp. In all 48 fish were weighed totaling 72.99 pounds, and as good stewards of the sport, all were successfully released.
The top two places both went to father and son teams. First place and big fish went to Michael and Jacob Parks. Second went to Mark and Luke Isaacs, and third place honors went to Boo Brown and Leroy Arvin.
Next stop on the schedule is Monroe Reservoir on June 11th. This should be the toughest event for the teams of the season as Monroe offers endless acres of hiding places for those toothy critters. “
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