Brueggemanns Clinch the Lead Day One at World Walleye Championship and Never Let It Go – Presented by Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s

Brueggemanns Clinch the Lead Day One at World Walleye Championship and Never Let It Go

Presented by Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s

 

Moline, Ill — October 13, 2020 — Competitors from 13 different states converged on the Mississippi River for the 2020 Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s (MWC) World Walleye Championship (WWC) anchored out of Moline, Il and hosted by Visit Quad Cities October 8th-10th. Nebraskan Father-Son team of Jake and Gene Brueggemann (Wilber and Clatonia, NE) weighed one of the largest 5-fish baskets of the event on the very first day and never looked back.

Casting Berkley Flicker Shads all day long for three days of competition took a toll on the elder Brueggeman, but Gene jokingly said he still had enough strength to hoist the championship trophies. “I don’t think I have ever cast that much before. I think I know what these muskie fishermen feel like.” The team drew upon knowledge they learned from locals in the area and that of their fellow friends and competitors that have spent ample time on the Muddy Mississippi.

The duo set a goal to catch five fish each day, which grew harder with each sunrise as fewer legal fish were catchable in the small area they fished. “We had one spot and each day we went in it got harder. Today we only caught 6 fish, one was a slot fish the rest we put in the box.” Jake said after the team’s final weigh-in. The challenge for them and many of the anglers at this event was the slot limit. Teams could bring five fish to the scales, but they needed to be between 15-19.9” of over 27”. The Quad cities area has lots of fish that measure between 20” and 26.9”, keeping the teams catching, but challenging their opportunity to weigh fish.

Surrounded by friends and family at the end of three hard-fought days of fishing, Jake and Gene Breuggemann finished the event with 32-10, a three-pound advantage over 2nd place and over $20,000 richer. The pair wore the emotion of the win on their faces as they mustered up the final bit of arm-strength to hoist the trophies over their heads and rightfully claim the title of World Walleye Champions.

The lucrative payout for Jake and Gene began with that $20,000 cash and continued with $1,200 worth of championship rings, a Lowrance HDS 9 LIVE ($1,999), Power Pole Pro Pole II ($1,600), $500 Lowrance LIVE bonus, Power Pole Drift Paddle ($200), a $500 AirWave certificate and $200 Okuma reels

 

The rest of the top five teams:

2nd: Peter & Ted Mart 29-14, $10,000 cash, Power Pole Pro Pole II ($1,600), Power Pole Drift Paddle ($200)

3rd: Casey Williams & Kent Leibhart 28-03, $5,000 cash, Power Pole Drift Paddle ($200), $150 Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Gift Cards, TH Marine Z-Launch Cord ($50)

4th: Jeff Synak & Jake Hammer 24-00, $3,000 cash, $1,000 Ranger Cup Bonus

5th: Tim & Tom Ahrens 23-11, $2,500 cash

 

All together the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit awarded $119,846.05 in cash and prizes in the Quad Cities.

221 fish weighed a total of 423 lbs. 05 oz. during the event.

Under the umbrella of The Walleye Federation (TWF), the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit is North America’s longest-running and undisputed leader in team walleye tournaments and as an inductee into the freshwater fishing hall of fame, has set the standard for competitive walleye fishing for 36 years and is open to avid walleye anglers from all walks of life. The 2020 schedule included seven qualifiers in seven states to qualify for the 2021 Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s MWC World Walleye Championship in Lake City, MN.

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s – The World’s Foremost Outfitters, are in their 19th season as title sponsor of the Masters Walleye Circuit. Official sponsors include: Lowe Equipment Attachments, Lowrance Electronics, Mercury Marine, Ranger Boats and The Walleye Federation. Associate sponsors include: AirWave Pedestals, Berkley, Church Tackle, Soft Steel, Okuma, Power-Pole and T-H Marine. For more information, email info@masterswalleyecircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.

 

TH Marine 45th Anniversary Promotion!

MWC Live Coverage

Master Walleye Circuit LIVE Coverage of the 2020 WOLRD WALLEYE CHAMPIONSHIP

The LIVE Leaderboard will begin updating once the weigh in begins at each event click the BLUE link below!

Leaderboard

LIVE video will be done where a suitable internet connection can be secured lakeside and will be shown below. Live streaming video will go live a couple of minutes before the published weigh in time for that event, if we have a connection. OR you can check out our Facebook page for Facebook live coverage. HERE

Walleye World’s Best Converge on Quad Cities Oct. 8-10

Walleye World’s Best Converge on Quad Cities Oct. 8-10

 

The Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s 2020 World Walleye Championship

 

Ponca City, Okla. — October 5, 2020 — The 2020 Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit (MWC) is set to wrap up a unique season October 8, 9, 10th along the Mississippi River with the 2020 World Walleye Championship (WWC) in the Quad Cities area of Illinois and Iowa.

The Mississippi River is a great fishery in the fall and a major walleye event has not been held in the Quad Cities in more than a decade. The world championship event is a “qualify only” event, in other words only the very best of the best will attend. The 58 best walleye anglers anywhere will compete after qualifying for this opportunity by finishing atop the 2019 MWC regular season events held across the country, including events at the Illinois River, IL, Detroit River, MI, Big Stone Lake, MN, Lake McConaughy, NE, Lake Erie, OH, Bay of Green Bay, WI, Devils Lake, ND and Leech Lake, MN.

The World Championship contenders will have ample opportunity to catch fish with optimum water levels in the river for this time of year. They will be looking for a maximum 5 fish limit of Walleye, Sauger and Saugeye, at least 4 of which must be 15”- 20” long and are allowed only one fish per angler over 27” in their bag to weigh-in as there is a protected 20”-27” inch slot on the river.

Total payout at the World Walleye Championship will push $120,000 in cash and prizes, the bulk of which is cash and includes multiple added funds thanks in part to Ranger Boats and the $1,000 Ranger Cup Bonus, Lowrance and their $500 HDS Live/Elite Ti2 bonus, $500 Airwave Seat Pedestals, T-H Marine Atlas Awards, more than $10,000 in cash and prizes added to the pot by TWF/MWC as well as custom made trophies and the always coveted World Championship custom rings. Every team in attendance will receive a prize check.

The event will be filmed for the Federation Angler TV’s block in prime time network television on the Pursuit Channel which broadcasts to over 40 million households as well as other networks across the nation. Daily live weigh-ins at the Sunset Park and Marina, beginning at 3:30pm all three days October 8,9,10.  We encourage everyone to watch online at masterswalleyecircuit.com or on our Facebook page facebook.com/MastersWalleyeCircuit.

Under the umbrella of The Walleye Federation (TWF), the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit is North America’s longest-running and undisputed leader in team walleye tournaments and as an inductee into the freshwater fishing hall of fame, has set the standard for competitive walleye fishing for 36 years and is open to all avid walleye anglers. For more information visit masterswalleyecircuit.com.

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s – The World’s Foremost Outfitters, are in their 19th season as title sponsor of the Masters Walleye Circuit. Official sponsors include: Lowe Equipment Attachments, Lowrance Electronics, Mercury Marine, Ranger Boats and The Walleye Federation. Associate sponsors include: Berkley Fishing, AirWave Pedestals, Church Tackle, Okuma, Soft Steel, Power-Pole and T-H Marine. For more information, email info@masterswalleyecircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.