There is only one thing better than knowing a quality person, friend and talented Pro Fisherman, and that is when that person is on your Pro-Staff as well! Saturday, September 13th was the final day weigh-in for the Walmart FLW series at Lake Champlain and Tournament Pro and SFT Pro-staffer Pete Gluszek landed in second with a four day total of 73 lb. and 1 oz. bringing in $46,488! Pete lead the tournament the first three days, but couldn't quite hold that first spot when winner Chip Harrison brought in a monster bag of 21 lb. 6 oz. on the last day. Never the less Pete, who won a Stren Series Tournament on Lake Champlain in 2006, once again proved his ability to catch fish in changing conditions.
Most of his success came from his ability to target largemouths and smallmouths in areas that he could switch back and forth as feeding patterns changed between the two species. He knew this would be critical in keeping the bite going throughout the day as well as being able to change up the pattern when needed.
Day 1 and 2 were relatively calm and Pete targeted wood and rock cover fishing for largemouths and then later started flippin' in milfoil. Day 3 and 4 were much windier and Pete started crankin' in areas with rock and grass, targeting the outside of flats and weedlines. In the end Pete showed his consistency and domination on Lake Champlain and his experience paid off.
From everyone here at Susquehanna Fishing Tackle and SFTtackle.com we congratulate Pete on his 2nd Place Finish!
Pete will be hosting a seminar at Susquehanna Fishing Tackle on October 1, 2008 at 6:00 PM ET. This is a free seminar, so if you are close by or will be in the area make plans to stop by. Click here for more details and to reserve your seat.