Wayne County Pro-Am teams fish browns & kings

A north-east blow greeted teams during the Captain Jack’s Big Fish Friday, the pre-fishing contest held prior to the official Wayne County Pro-Am. The temperature break, which was the comfort zone for the large kings all week, was pushed out to sea. The 9th Annual and final leg of the Lake Ontario Pro-Am competition, held July 21-22 at Sodus Point, turned out to be a choice for the hard to find- large bodied kings in 600 feet of water or the closer to shore browns.As with the three previous competitions in Niagara, Orleans, and Oswego Counties, the teams found the fish. The calm waters in Wayne County allowed some teams to head out 10 to 12 miles from shore After day one Mark DeSantis and his High Voltage team was in first place for the Trophy Box Division with 171.83 points. Second Place Vince Pierleoni and Thrillseeker2 with 128.79 and third was the Lone Wolf Team with 122.39. In the Classic Box for day one Thrillseeker2 took first with 217.65, Oh Baby 212.61 second, Runnin Rebel 212.29 third. Sunday, July 22nd all 38 teams left the Sodus Bay channel on time and scattered east and west to hunt down trout and salmon. When they brought their boxes to the official weigh trailer at Abe’s Waterfront, Runnin Rebel lead the Trophy Division with 149.09, Bob Cinelli’s White Mule Team was second with 134.16, Lone Wolf third with 129.49. Classic Box leaders were Runnin Rebel 270.62, White Mule 249.21, and Cold Steel 235.52Final scores after compiling both days’ catches gave Jerry Felluca’s Runnin Rebel team first place in the Trophy Division with a score of 261.72, Thrillseeker2 256.80, Lone Wolf 251.88. Winners in the Classic Division were Runnin Rebel 482.91, Thrillseeker2 416.85 and Cold Steel 416.00.In the Open Recreation Division 20 teams competed for money and prizes during the Wayne County event. First Place Saturday was won by Matt Wicker’s Slob Zone team with a score of 96.51, which is compiled by adding ten points per fish and ten points per pound. Open teams may only weigh three fish.Second for Saturday was Lucky Enuff 95.52, and third was Liv’n Ellie 84.83. On Sunday Lucky Enuff took first place with 37.87, Blue Eye 86.34 and third Continuity 77.91.During the awards ceremony in Wayne County, The Lake Wide Champion Cup was given to the teams that score the best during the entire four port Pro-Am Series. Captain Tom Burke and his Cold Steel team took the Cup with a total score of 2144. Second Place was Captain Jerry Felluca and the Runnin Rebel team with 2039. Third were Captain Vince Pierleoni and his Thrillseeker2 team. Their score was 1941.The 2012 Pro-Am Series paid out over $170,000 in cash and prizes during the four port event. Complete leader boards will be on the official Pro-Am web page. www.lakeontarioproam.netMany thanks to all our sponsors who help create this prestigious event. Abe’s Waterfront, A.I.S. – Appliance Installation & Service, A-Tom-Mik, Arney’s Marina, Brookfield Power, Captain Jack’s Tavern, Connelly’s Cove, Dreamweaver Lures, Fish 307.com, Fish Hawk, Genesee Charter Boat Assoc., Great Lakes Angler, Great Lakes Marine Works, Krenzer’s Marine, Lake Ontario Charter Boat Assn., Lake Ontario Outdoors, Lake Ontario United, Mad River Sports, Moor Electronics, New York Outdoor News, Northern King Lures, Prime Time Storage, Rainbow Trout Lodge, Savant Spoons, Shark Weights, Sodus Bay Yacht Club, Sodus Point Fire Dept., Sodus Point Highway Dept., Sodus Point Pit Stop, Twin Village Recycling, Warren’s Hook, Line & Sinker Bait Shop, Wayne County Sheriff’s Dept. and Marine Patrol, Wayne County Tourism and West Marine.

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