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South Dakota man wins top PWT prize

Gil Mollet, Jefferson, S.D., won the one day Championship Shootout Saturday at the Professional Walleye Trail tournament in Hudson Saturday and claimed a $50,000 prize with five fish that weighed in at 12.5 pounds.

Others in the top five were Dave Van Oss of Appleton (9.73 total pounds), Jim Orcutt of Ely, Minn (9.34 pounds), Karyl Walcher of Minneapolis (9.29 pounds) and Dave Randash of Dillworth, Minn. (9.24 pounds).

The event ended Saturday when the top 50 qualifiers competed for the top prize during one day of fishing. The 50 qualifiers were mostly selected from competition last Wednesday through Friday on the St. Croix River.