SPRING VALLEY, Ill.--Taking advantage of prime spawning conditions on the Illinois River, 128 teams weighed fish in the 24th MWC tournament over the weekend.
The Wisconsin team of Kevin Dahl (above) and Steve Stack (who also won in 1995) weighed five-fish limits both days to win with 25.55 pounds.
They were jigging in the Peru area. That's not unusual. What set them apart was moving when water levels fluctuated.
``We caught them in 14-18 feet, then back to 12-10,'' Dahl said. ``The fish were moving with the water.''
Big fish for the tournament was a 4.7-pound walleye, boated by the Downstate team of Bob Apple and Brad Linton upstream around Plum Island.