Gullett and Geitgey Sweep Final 2011 LEWT
The Crown Battery, Sharpnack Chevrolet, Buick and Pontiac Lake Erie Walleye Trail (LEWT) held their championship for 2011 on Saturday June 4th and 5th at Huron. The teams found the best bite of the year at the two day event..
Jay Gullet of Willard and Scott Geitgey of Canton topped the field by almost 10 pounds over the two days by bringing 75.61 lbs to the scales for a tournament limit of 10 fish. First year LEWT anglers David Jenco of Brownsville PA and Jim Gwynn of Bentlyville PA brought 65.87 lbs to the scales to finish second. Finishing third was Mike Solomey of DeMotte IN and Shane Solomey of Wheatfield IN with 63.64 lbs. Rounding out the top 5 were Jim and Erin Swick of Ada with 62.73 lbs and Randy Cline of Nova and Robert Kitts of Ashland with 62.5 lbs.
The Solomey brothers took the Medina Plating Early Bird award as the top finishing team that signed up to fish all 4 LEWT events during the Early Bird sign up period. Cline won the Sharpnack Chevrolet- Buick owner’s group contingency award. All anglers that have purchased a vehicle from Sharpnack in Willard are eligible for this contingency award at every event the WBSA is holding in 2011.
Gullet and Geitgey brought in a monster of a fish to take the Day One big fish honors. Tipping the scales at 13.56 lbs the large walleye was the talk of the event. Day Two honors went to Cline and Kitts with a 10.53 lb fish.
Gullet and Geitgey weren’t content with an already good weekend and used the tournament win to propel themselves to the top spot in the Team of the Year race. Charlie Robinson and Mike Zaborski ended up second and Jerome Dorlack and Todd Miller finished third in the final standings. Craig at Erie Outfitters once again put together a great array of spinner fishing tackle including blades from Silver Streak and also will be supplying the winning team with embroidered jackets.
The teams brought a total of 305 fish to the scales that averaged 5.89 lbs. Most of the top teams fished the Lorain area. Fish were caught on Reef Runners, spinners and spoons. The winning team pulled Ole Pete’s Tackle blades behind inline boards.
The WBSA is a Social based Club for fishermen and women that fish in the Western & Central Basin of Lake Erie and its tributaries. Membership is open to all fisher people no matter what their location. Our goal is to present information in a manner that will help sustain and improve fishing in one of the greatest inland sport fisheries in the world. Scientific information, fishing techniques, locations and presentations are presented at our meetings by expert and knowledgeable speakers and tournament anglers in our group. These anglers are very open with techniques and methods and will help any member that is trying to learn new methods.
For more information about the LEWT you can visit www.wbsa.us
Listed below are the 2011 LEWT sponsors: Tom Sharpnack Chevrolet- Buick in Willard ,Crown Battery, Medina Plating, South Shore Marine, Reef Runner Lures, Vic’s Sports Center, Sharpnack Ford, Happy Hooker, Erie Outfitters, Ole Pete's Tackle, Yant Beef Jerky, Navionics, Cyclops Lures, Rednek Outfitters, Jim’s Taxidermy, Cisco Fishing Systems and Balboa Fish Cleaning in Port Clinton.