Redefining the Classroom

St. Marys becomes center of the walleye universe

Posted: August 27th, 2013

SWEET ST. MARY'S WALLEYES – Lake Superior State University students Robert Barta (foreground in gray) and Nick O'Neil (in back, blue shirt) help an angler team unload its Aug. 23 catch for weighing during the Cabela's Master Walleye Circuit held on the St. Mary's River Aug. 21-25. The annual event drew 200 teams of at least 400 anglers who competed for more than $100,000 in cash, based on team haul in pounds of legal-size-limit, live walleyes. The St. Mary's is one of the Circuit's top walleye producers out of 11 sites around the country. It attracted a record number of professional anglers this year. Twenty LSSU students from the Fisheries and Wildlife Club volunteered with the tournament's boat handling, fish care, and fish weighing. The Sault Visitors and Convention Bureau, which hosted the circuit stop in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., will make a donation this week to the club for its help. Barta is a junior from Sunfield, Mich.; O'Neil, a senior from Brooklyn, Mich. Both are studying fisheries and wildlife management. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail, 635-2315.