OPTIMA® sponsored angler, Matthew Pikka Takes the Top Spot


It's one thing to have a wife who is supportive of your interest in fishing, but quite another to have a wife who can offer you tips that help you win tournaments! That is exactly the case for OPTIMA┬« sponsored angler, Matthew Pikka (left), who is married to fellow OPTIMA angler, Marianne Huskey. However, it wasn't like Huskey had to start from square one with Pikka, who is an accomplished angler in his own right.

Pikka operates Outcast Musky Outfitters Guide Service and is sponsored by a host of companies, including Mercury Marine, Frabill, Fenwick, Abu Garcia, Lowrance, Lund, Mr. Outboards Berkley. However, the Midwest Walleye Series event at Winneconne, Wisconsin, was Pikka's first foray into tournament walleye competition and with his first place finish along with co-angler, Kenny Wegner, we'd say he's off to a great start.  Pikka expects to compete in about nine more events this year and we look foward to being onboard with him every step of the way.  To read more on Pikka's victory, check out the recap on OutdoorsFirst.com.