The Rayovac FLW series Pro Fishing Tournament makes a stop in Plattsburgh this weekend.. It’s stop number two of the Northern Division for Ron Lappin the Tournament Director for all five divisions.. “This would have been stop number three,” Lappin Said, “but we had to cancel one of the earlier events because of the length of winter in the south. Lake Champlain is an event that everyone likes to come to because it’s good for Big Fishing.”
There were 142 professional fisherman in day one of the FLW Northern Series.. and 138 Co-Anglers… 96 caught their limits and between the two categories 1,277 fish were caught and registered at the weigh in Thursday afternoon..
Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon spoke to the competitors on Wednesday at the Crete Civic Center as they geared up for the weekend of fishing and he says there’s more to this weekend than just fishing.. “These folks tend to come early and then stay for the event so they’re here for a long time and are downtown, in and around the community and contribute to the economy as well.”
On day one, David Lefebre from Erie PA had the leading weigh in at 21.8 pounds.. Derick Olson of Honey Brook PA weighed in second on the day with 20.2 pounds.. The safety check begins at 5am each morning and Lappin tells us they do an anthem and a prayer at ten minutes of six and take off is promptly at 6..
The Top prize in the Pro Division is $40,000 and second through fifteen share in an additional $93,000 in cash prizes through the three day event which runs again today and then tomorrow from the City Docks.