2013 World Championship Lure Winners • Best of Show o Steve Pray with “Tail Tap Trout ” Topwater • Masters Division o Topwater
Steve Pray, “Tail Tap Trout” o Repaint
Scott Mcpherson with “Alive” o Glide/Jerbait
Merv Rubiano with “Frantic Trout” o Blade Bait
Archie Bekerman with “Classic Baby” o Crankbait
Brian Soares with “The Real Deal” o Soft Plastic
No Entries • Amateur Division o Repaint
Ed Kott with “MFL Money” o Glide/Jerkbait
Ed Kott with “MFL Jumbo Perch” o Blade Bait
Adam Marciniak with “Crossover Fly Musky iSpin” o Crankbait
Mark Wright with “Just Wright Jointed Crankbait” o Soft Plastic
No Entries o Topwater
2013 World Championship "Handcrafted" MUSKIE Lure Contest
Release: November 7, 2012
Milwaukee Musky Expo in cooperation with The National
Professional Anglers Association is pleased to announce the Second Annual Hand
Crafted Musky Lure Building World Championship that will be part of the 2013 Milwaukee
Musky expo, February 15-17, 2013. The competition will highlight hand-crafted, hand painted
original lures made by talented lure artisans from all over the world.
There has been growing interest regarding custom lures in angling circles
as well as internet forums, especially the unbelievable paint jobs which are
worthy of being placed in art studios. The 2012 competition had over 20
original lures and raised over $1300 which was donated to help promote musky
fishing education in association with the National Professional Anglers
Association. These lures are created by the most talented craftsmen in
the world, and not only do they have to craft a lure with enticing action they
have to paint them to attract a musky, and appeal to the discriminating eye of
today’s musky fisherman.
The lures will again be displayed at the Outdoors First Media Booth at the show
where visitors can look at the lures up close and vote for their favorite one.
Some changes will be made to accommodate additional lure styles and lure
crafters, which will in-turn, raise more money for musky education.The competition will consist of 6 categories
including: topwater, crankbait, glide/jerkbait, blade bait, soft plastic and
repaint, along with an overall best of show winner. The competition will
also consist of 2 divisions within each category including masters, and amateur
for a total of thirteen winners, and each winner will receive a plaque and $50.
Patrons entering the show will be given a judging form in which they can
vote for their favorite lure. A panel of
professional judges will also critique the lures and a combined patron and
professional vote will decide the winners.New this year as well, the one of a kind lures will be tested in the musky
tank which will show interested fishermen the designated action of each lure. A silent auction will also be set up this year
and will allow more people to bid on the lures which will benefit musky fishing
education in cooperation with the National Professional Anglers Association.
Entrants interested in being part of the competition can obtain an entry
form from below.