July 26, 2012

Schumakers claim 2012 walleye derby

Schumakers claim 2012 walleye derby

By STU MERRY

Don and Jesse Schumaker like it when a plan comes together. Their plan came together at the right time this past weekend on the waters of Lake Sakakawea as the two laid claim to the 2012 N. D. Governor's Cup Walleye Tournament crown.
The father-son team eked out a narrow victory, weighing 41.39 lbs. of walleye to win the tournament, edging Garrison's Dennis and Irene Jeffrey by a mere .09 lbs.
The win was gratifying.
“We fish really hard,” said Jesse. “We really go after it – it feels fantastic that you actually have a plan that comes together and holds strong, and the wind stays pretty consistent and the weather cooperated for the most part.”
Relieved that the wait was finally over, Jesse took a deep breath, letting the reality set in.
“It feels fantastic,” he said.
 


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