1. 2022 MWC schedule is out.
• Mar 18-10: Illinois River – Spring Valley, IL
• Apr 22-23: Lake Erie – Sandusky, OH
• May 20-21: Big Stone Lake – Ortonville, MN
• Jun 3-4: Bay of Green Bay – Marinette, WI
• Jun 17-18: Lake Huron – Oscoda, MI
• Aug 19-20: Lake Oahe – Gettysburg, SD
• Sep 16-17: Cass Lake – Cass Lake, MN
Qualifying teams from the 2022 MWC tournament season will get to fish the 2023 MWC World Walleye Championship on Lake Sharpe (Pierre, SD) Oct 4-7.
Btw the 2022 MWC World Walleye Championship is happening Sept 29 – Oct 1 on the Bay of Green Bay.
2. ND: Devils Lake fish populations way up.
> Walleyes caught in test nets were 32.4 fish per net this summer. The long-term average is 21 per net. Significantly, the “eater” size walleyes 15-20″ revealed 10.8 per net nearly double the average of 5.7 per net. …natural reproduction plus fingerling stocking in ’16, ’17, ’19, ’20 and ’21 (about 900K each year) boosted walleye numbers.
3. FishUSA is sponsoring a nationwide online fishing tourney…
…to benefit first responders. They partnered with Behind the Lines Foundation
who’s holding its first Guns N Hoses National Fishing Tournament Sept 11-26.
FishUSA is also launching a first responder discount program where all active or retired first responders (police, fire, and EMS) save 10% on most fishing gear. They already have a military discount program, too. More info on both here
4. NE: H2H PWS is coming to Lake McConaughy Aug 23-27.
“Big Mac” kicks out some slobs! A DNR survey done last year showed 20-25″ fish made up the bulk of the walleye population. Has lots of fish that are pushing 30″ as well – imagine seeing one like Taylor Vanis’s 31-incher (12.9 lbs) caught LIVE when PWS anglers are duking it out: