2011 CWA - Points #2 Pueblo Results

CWA Points Tournament #2 @ Pueblo Reservoir May 21st-22nd, 2011 Recap

As expected Pueblo Reservoir was a fun and exciting lake to fish for our all competitors. As always Pueblo state park was a great destination with great amenities for the CWA to hold a Walleye tournament. From friendly park staff to a top notch North Shore Marina carrying all your misplaced, forgotten items or extra live bait. ANS inspections were smooth and very efficient. Thanks to Doug Youngers for a well developed inspection program and accommodations for tournament events on this lake.

We had the pleasure of having the owners Dave and Sue of Canon Marine present for the weekend who provided our official start boat; a new beautiful Lund. Dave and Sue provided support the entire weekend for our tournament including troubleshooting boat malfunctions and assisting at the weigh station. If you are in the market for a new or used boat or even maintenance, please stop in and see Dave and Sue at their new store and support those who support us.

We’d like to start by mentioning the Sportsmanship awards from the weekend from some of our tournament anglers. There were 2 noticeable events that took place this weekend that need to be recognized by the CWA and those who were assisted. For their efforts and awareness on the water each member will receive a special recognition plaque for sportsmanship.

1. A dangerous situation occurred on Saturday am when Ronnie Sr. fell off the side of the boat and into the water; 2 teams came to immediate assistance; the team of Dave Kooser and Powers Cacey, Cary Weaver and Ryan Bartingale were on location and able to immediately assist Ronnie Jr. get his Dad back into the boat and into dry clothing within minutes. This quick response by tournament boats ensured the safety of fellow CWA angler, thank you all for your awareness and quick response gentleman. With dry clothing from the other two teams, the Team of Ronnie Sr. and Ronnie Jr. were able to finish fishing the day.

2. The team of Michael Ciganek and Rob Robley towed a ski boat back to the marina from Denver Cove which took well over 2 hours out of their tournament time, but their priority was to ensure the safety of the ski boat and passengers.

“Why do good things happen to good people”? Rewards may not always be instant, but good things do happen to good people. Acts of kindness and sportsmanship is a key element within in our organization and has been proven time after time and that is what makes our tournaments and membership special. Thank you all for your awareness of your surroundings and willingness to help others. Class acts such as this are what define our club and your representation is well recognized well beyond our membership. It’s great to know there are always CWA members willing to help in a time of need, thank you.

Our tournament kicked off on Saturday morning with 44 teams ready for launch with water surface temperatures ranging from 55-59 degrees across the lake. With anticipation and high expectations on a cool morning our first flight left at 0630. Soon after the first flight, our second flight launched at 0645. The weather provided a mild condition for our anglers with afternoons reaching into the 70’s which proved to be great weather for our anglers all weekend. We had some mild winds but the winds were manageable for our anglers. We did have a few teams whom encountered boat problems with batteries, motors and steering which prevented some of our anglers to complete both days of fishing but anglers still enjoyed the time they had on the water. Regardless of circumstance all the anglers stated the “fishing was good and they had fun”.

Our tournament ran well and proved to be a good Walleye bite as we have seen in previous years. Typical locations provided anglers plenty of opportunity to boat a ton of Walleye but locating Walleye big enough to stretch across the CWA minimum length requirement of 18 ¼” proved to be a challenge. Anglers reported many 18” Walleye but getting Walleye over’s required patience and skill to locate the right pods of Walleye. For some weeding through smaller Walleye kept anglers busy throughout the weekend with over’s coming here and there. Pueblo is a large Colorado lake with plenty of quality Walleye but the bite seemed to be the best from Mid Lake West for most anglers throughout the weekend. But, there are always some anglers who dial in the lake and find a locations with quality fish right off the bat and taking advantage of the top 10 daily payouts; the teams of Ron and Steve Spock and Derek and Gail Kathol dialed in the Saturday Pueblo Walleye bite and each team was done by 9am with a limit of 5 quality Walleye. Saturday’s big fish was caught by the team of Ron and Steve Spock which earned them an additional $150 for a 3.74lb Walleye in addition to their 1st place finish for day 1 weighing in at 13.16 lbs. Second Place was the team of Derek and Gail Kathol with 11.51 lbs followed closely behind was the team of Carey Weaver and Ryan Bartingale with 11.42 lbs.

Sunday day 2 provided consistently changing winds and surprisingly lots of boat traffic changing the bite for many of the nomadic Walleye in Pueblo. Teams were forced to grind out the keepers and accommodate to ever changing conditions and wake of ski boat zipping in and out of tournament boats. The bite for most on Sunday was a little more difficult but provided better quality Walleye and the Western anglers seemed to have better success for limits of Walleye. But with change, opportunities are created. For those who maintained focus, confidence and adapted to the changes throughout the day anglers were rewarded we quality Walleye. Much like the team of Gene Metschke and Larry Call who proved to be a force to be reckoned with, this team brought their “A” game to Pueblo and put together 2 solid days of fishing capturing a day 2 first place finish which lead them to their second overall CWA tournament win in a row. Gene and Larry weighed an impressive 11.72lbs on Sunday and finished off the weekend with a total of 21.14 lbs of Walleye for both days. In addition to an overall win, they also received the top Sylvan/Smoker Craft boat bonus cash brought to you by Crowely Marine. With the quality of the fisherman in the CWA, back to back wins are a true accomplishment for any team, congratulations gentleman. Closely nipping at their heels on Sunday was Dave Kooser and Powers Cacey with 11.12lbs earning them a second place finish for Sunday. The team of Dan and Shandra Stinger captured 3rd place for Sunday with 9.69lbs. Sunday’s big fish was 4.49lb by the team of Barry Cundiff and Eric Thorn earned them an addition $150 with a close fish caught by Justin Crump and Bob Shafer coming into the scales with a 4.22lb Walleye.

In a points race the overall standing from the weekend, the winning honors went out to the team of Gene Metschke and Larry call for an overall weight of 21.14lbs, second place went to Derek and Gail Kathol (19.00 lbs) with top honors and a bonus plaque and check for top mixed team. Following closely was the third place team of Dave Kooser and Powers Cacey with a two day weight of 18.90 lbs. Our Top Youth team was the Lonnie Snyder and Tyron/Mackenzie Snyder with a total weight of 7.50 lbs of Walleye. For Youth teams under the age of 18 the CWA offers the ability for youth teams to fish the entire tournament or share the excitement and fish a day of the tournament and have a partner swap from day 1 to day 2 as Ty and Mackenzie did. Our top placing Ranger team of Dan and Shandra Stringer took home an additional check from Crowley marine for the top finishing Ranger overall sponsored by Crowley Marine.

Winning patterns was a combination of jigging and live bait rigging. Water depth ranged from 15-30’ predominately on the west end of the lake focusing on key structure. The morning bite was reported as a better bite with some of the bigger fish coming in mid-morning on both days.

A special thanks to our Tournament Director Tami Cundiff and volunteers at the weight station who performed flawless to ensure integrity and accurate measurement throughout the tournament. Dedicated assistance provided from Jack Jacoby, Dave and Sue from Canon Marine, Woody, Ty and Mackenzie Snyder all participated and supported the weight station throughout the weekend. Thank you all for your help and ensuring the weigh station was ran well, consistent and every fish was handled with great care to be caught again another day.

Our Saturday night dinner was a great time and everyone walked away with a full belly and sponsor products from BioEdge, Reef Runner, Crowley Marine, Northland Fishing Tackle, Cabela’s, and our newest club sponsor Dynamic Lures. Our random drawing for a $100 dollar gas card went to the team of Frank Becvar and Todd Christofferson thanks to Centennial Leasing and Sales. A special thanks to all the helped out during the Saturday night dinner and making this dinner a great success for all participants and family members.

Thank you all for your participation and enthusiasm you bring to the CWA tournaments and we look forward to seeing everyone at our next tournament on June 11-12th at Lake McConaughy. Barry Cundiff.

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 Final Standings

Team # 1st Member 2nd Member M or Y Saturday Sunday Total Overall Place Youth Overall Mixed Overall Points
Team # Angler #1 Angler #2 Weight # Alive # Dead Penalty Nt Weight Weight # Alive # Dead Penalty Nt Weight Sat + Sun
5 Gene Metschke Larry Call 9.42 5 9.42 11.72 5 11.72 21.14 1 100
30 Derek Kathol Gail Kathol M 11.51 5.00 11.51 7.49 3 7.49 19.00 2 XXXXXXXX 99
35 Dave Kooser Powers Cacey 7.78 4 7.78 11.12 5 11.12 18.90 3 98
21 Todd Fulton Mat Lacy 8.89 5 8.89 9.10 4 1 9.10 17.99 4 97
10 Brad Qualley Mitch Petersen 9.87 5 9.87 6.33 3 6.33 16.20 5 96
42 Barry Cundiff Eric Thorn 9.25 5 9.25 6.48 2 bf4.46 6.48 15.73 6 95
31 Dan Stringer Shandra Stringer 5.99 4 5.99 9.69 5 9.69 15.68 7 94
39 Cary Weaver Ryan Bartingale 11.42 5 11.42 2.33 1 2.33 13.75 8 93
41 Steve Spock Ron Spock 13.16 5 bf3.74 13.16 - - 13.16 9 92
13 Dan Giordano Bob Giordano 10.12 5 10.12 2.29 1 2.29 12.41 10 91
28 Shawn Hooks Tiffany Hooks M 5.68 3 5.68 5.75 3 5.75 11.43 11 90
34 Ken White Jetty White M 5.23 4 5.23 5.98 3 5.98 11.21 12 89
27 Darrell Jarred Stan Citrowske 3.82 2 3.82 6.51 3 6.51 10.33 13 88
20 Bobby Lilley Shane Dubois 8.21 4 8.21 1.86 1 1.86 10.07 14 87
3 Troy Glover Rod Lee 5.65 3 5.65 4.02 2 4.02 9.67 15 86
26 Kevin Were Alissa Were M 9.64 5 9.64 - - 9.64 16 85
19 Justin Crump Bob Schafer 4.15 2 4.15 4.22 1 4.22 8.37 17 84
6 Todd Christofferson Frank Becvar 3.81 2 3.81 4.06 2 4.06 7.87 18 83
40 Jeremy Frick Carolyn Frick M 3.64 1 3.64 3.90 2 3.90 7.54 19 82
37 Lonnie Snyder Ty/Mackenzie Snyder Y 3.51 2 3.51 3.99 2 3.99 7.50 20 XXXXXXXX 81
33 Dutch Denbleyker Bob Hartman 5.47 3 5.47 2.01 1 2.01 7.48 21 80
43 Brian Henry John Fast 3.75 2 3.75 3.50 2 3.50 7.25 22 79
8 Mike Latimer Preston Vines 7.15 4 7.15 - - 7.15 23 78
32 William Lyon Isaac Hulin 1.69 1 1.69 5.22 3 5.22 6.91 24 77
11 Ronnie L. Snyder Ronnie D. Snyder 3.88 2 3.88 2.59 1 2.59 6.47 25 76
17 Don Watt Andreas Watt - - - 5.91 3 5.91 5.91 26 75
2 Ray Deichsel Ray G. Deichsel 2.28 1 2.28 3.60 2 3.60 5.88 27 74
7 Steve Katz Bob Katz 3.45 2 3.45 2.19 1 2.19 5.64 28 73
1 Craig Cunning Curt Hannon 3.66 2 3.66 1.85 1 1.85 5.51 29 72
22 Ron Hammel Terry Schleski 5.49 3 5.49 - - 5.49 30 71
15 Greg Schreiner Bob Hix 5.31 3 5.31 - - 5.31 31 70
4 Chet Williams Matt Mascarenas - - - 4.47 2 4.47 4.47 40 69
38 Justin Jones Randy Allenbaugh 1.95 1 1.95 2.01 1 2.01 3.96 32 68
18 Josh Sheldon Jeremy Sheldon - - - 3.89 2 3.89 3.89 33 67
24 Larry Walker Cam Walker - - - 3.78 2 3.78 3.78 34 66
25 Michael Christman William Christman 3.70 3 3.70 - - 3.70 35 65
44 Brent Henry Shane Klein 0 - - 3.69 2 3.69 3.69 43 64
14 Michael Ciganek Ron Robley 1.68 1 1.68 1.98 1 1.98 3.66 36 63
16 Coleman Barron Byron Hudson 3.36 2 3.36 - - 3.36 37 62
29 Jim Longmeyer Joe Longmeyer - - - 2.56 1 2.56 2.56 38 61
23 Noel DeLuna Justin DeLuna - - - 2.39 1 2.39 2.39 39 60
9 Gary Mongelli Grace Mongelli M - - - - - - 41 5
12 Ron Callighan Ryan Callighan - - - - - - 42 5
36 Art Kelm Terri Kelm M - - - - - 44 5
203.57 106 #### 158.48 74 1 158.48 362.05
# of Teams 44 - - -
Sat. Big Fish 3.74 lbs - - -
Sun Big Fish 4.49 lbs - - -
Total Walleye 181 - - -
Total Walleye Wt. 362.05 - - -
Ave. Walleye Wt. 2.01 - - -
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