CLEAR LAKE | Local walleyes have apparently never heard the old angling saw "wind from the east, fish bite the least."
The 28th Annual Clear Lake Walleye Classic kicked off Saturday with 100 two-person teams competing.
Anglers overcame rain, high winds and falling temperatures to produce surprisingly good results.
Charles Braman and Randy Greve of Algona are the Day One leaders after weighing five fish (the tournament limit) totaling 13.46 pounds.
Brian Buehler and his grandson Colby Dickes of Clear Lake hold second place with 10.78 pounds. Their 6.48-pounder was the big fish for the day.
The team of Linneman and Jorgensen is in third place with 10.66 pounds.
Eighty-seven teams weighed at least one fish, including 76 with a five-fish limit. Twenty-four teams posted weights of six pounds or more.
Tournament action continues today from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Due to anticipated strong southwest winds both the shotgun start and the weigh-in have been moved to the Ritz Access.
Look for final tournament results online Sunday or in print on Tuesday along with a more detailed wrap-up in Recreation next Sunday.