The warm winter of 2012 had Lake Erie about a month ahead of where it normally would have been in March for walleye habitat and spawning. So FLW Walleye Tour anglers competing May 10-12 on Lake Erie may not see some of the spectacular weights seen in past years. Jeff Graves of Chagrin Falls, won the 2011 event with more than 117 pounds. It is predicted that the winning weight will be right around the century mark — still nothing to sneeze about and one of the reasons anglers look forward to this stop on the FLW Walleye Tour year after year.
Hosted by the City of Port Clinton and Lake Erie Shores and Islands, the tournament features as many as 150 of the world’s best walleye anglers in each of the pro and co-angler divisions. They are casting for top awards up to $63,000 in the Pro Division and $10,500 in the Co-angler Division.