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.