DEVILS LAKE - Chris Gilman started strong and finished stronger, claiming first place in the Cabela's National Walleye Tour inaugural championship. The Minnesota angler opened the event with a catch of 17.56 pounds of walleye, which put him in third place after one session on the water. Gilman boated 16.10 pounds of walleyes on the second day to earn a top 10 spot and advance to championship day Sept. 21.
Cabela's National Walleye Tour Championship
at Devils Lake, Sept. 19-21
1 - 55.91 lbs., Chris Gilman, Chisago City, Minn.
2 - 55.86 lbs., Joshua Vanderweide, Jenison, Mich.
3 - 55.41 lbs., Danny Plautz Jr., Lake Mills, Wis.
4 - 54.14 lbs., Matthew Taylor, Devils Lake, N.D.
5 - 53.02 lbs., Gil Mollet, Jefferson, S.D.
6 - 51.97 lbs., Dan Stier, Mina, S.D.
7 - 51.70 lbs., Tom Kennan, Hatley, Wis.
8 - 48.76 lbs., Mark Courts, Harris, Minn.
9 - 46.49 lbs., Brian Bjorkman, Fargo, N.D.
10 - 37.25 lbs., Michael Cira, Cedar Rapids, Iowa