Berthold, Phillips score big in NWT Tour on Lake Erie

Jun 30, 2021 | Ottawa Outdoors | 0 comments

Ohio walleye tournament pros Tyler Berthold, right, of Columbia Station and Devon Phillips, of Crestline, scored big in the National Walleye Tour Pro-Am on Lake Erie, on June 24-25. Fishing as a pro-am team, Berthold made a big comeback to finish second in the Pro Division, while Phillips captured the Amateur Division in the $303,971 event.

Pro Division Angler Tyler Berthold of Columbia Station, O., and Amateur Division Angler Devon Phillips of Crestline, Ohio were paired in the Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s National Walleye Tour event on Lake Erie based on the Huron River on Thursday and Friday, June 24-25.

The pair scored big in the 114-team tournament, catching a shared total of a limit of five walleye weighing 32.48 pounds on the second day.

That hefty catch gave Phillips the Amateur Division crown with a two-day total of 61.49 pounds. Berthold’s two-day weight was 54.88 pounds, finishing second in the Pro Division behind Bill Sutton of Salem, Wisc.

Berthold, a Lake Erie Walleye Trail winner this year, took home NWT winnings of $30,504. Sutton won a fully-rigged Ranger 620 boat to score a pay day of $93,756.

The Amateur Division prize for Phillips was $7,841. Total prize money was $303,971.

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