MWC Live Coverage

Big Stone Lake, Ortonville, MN!

LIVE coverage of 2022 MWC at Big Stone Lake, MN  Presented by Lowrance,  May 20-21 at 3:00CT.

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2022 MWC Goes West in Search of Some Border Water Walleyes on Big Stone Lake, MN Presented by Lowrance

2022 MWC Goes West in Search of Some Border Water Walleyes on Big Stone Lake, MN

Presented by Lowrance

 

Ponca City, Okla. – May 2, 2022 – With a successful Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit (MWC) event on Lake Erie now behind us, we’re now heading west, to Big Stone Lake in Ortonville, Minnesota for the third event of the 2022 MWC season, this one, presented by Lowrance.

The lake is 27 miles long with walleyes to be found from the very upper reaches of the system to the dam found in Ortonville. Big Stone Lake is a unique body of water in that, it is relatively shallow in comparison to its size and also lies right on the border between Minnesota and South Dakota. This system is known to hold giant walleyes and the anglers competing in this tournament are hoping a couple show up each day on May 20th and 21st to bring to the scale at Ortonville City Park.

Big Stone Lake has unique regulations that only allow anglers to bring in one fish over 20 inches per person to the scales. That means the teams competing will have their work cut out for them trying to find not only a couple big fish but also good numbers of walleyes that are hopefully just under that 20-inch mark to give them the biggest bag. According to studies by the Minnesota Department of Natural resources, there are high numbers of fish in the 18-to-24-inch range which should make for some good weights. This year, after hearing feedback from the anglers and community the MWC is returning to Big Stone a few weeks later in the year to offer anglers a prime shot of some big post spawn walleyes that will hopefully be hungry after a long winter and the spring spawn.

Daily live weigh-ins will be held at the Ortonville City Park beginning at 3:00pm both days on May 20-21. We welcome everyone to watch the weigh-ins live, online, at masters walleyecircuit.com or on our Facebook page facebook.com/MastersWalleyeCircuit.

Each MWC event has a lucrative payout which is based on the number of teams entered into that event, and is awarded to 20% of the field, providing more inspiration to sign up and join the fun. In addition to a hefty check, the first-place team also earns a $1,000 Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s National Team Championship (NTC) prize package including: paid entry, a travel stipend, team jerseys, and plaques. Additionally, the big-fish pot, option-pot and sponsor bonuses from Ranger Cup, Lowrance, Okuma, and T-H Marine Atlas Awards will add thousands more for distribution among the field.

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 the past 38 years. The MWC is open to walleye anglers from all walks of life. The 2022 schedule includes seven qualifiers in six states, plus berths into the 2023 Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s MWC World Walleye Championship in Pierre, SD.

Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s – The World’s Foremost Outfitters, are in their 21th season as title sponsor of the Masters Walleye Circuit. Official sponsors include: Lowe Equipment Attachments, Lowrance Electronics, Mercury Marine, Ranger Boats. Associate sponsors include: The Walleye Federation, Church Tackle, FishLab, Okuma, Power-Pole and T-H Marine. For more information, email support@masterswalleyecircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.

Gibson and Beck Take Top Honors at Bass Pro Shops / Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s Event Hosted by Lowe Equipment on Lake Erie

Gibson and Beck Take Top Honors at Bass Pro Shops / Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s Event Hosted by Lowe Equipment on Lake Erie

Sandusky, Ohio – April 26, 2022 – It was a tail of two different stories between what the anglers on Lake Erie encountered on day one of the event verses day two. On the first day, anglers were handed some pretty tough conditions with chilly temps and a strong north-east wind bringing some tall waves and rollers into the Sandusky Bay along the south shores of Lake Erie. Day two brought some very welcome changes in the weather as the wind subsided and changed from the south, bringing with it some very warm temps and a little less of a “walleye chop”. Despite the changing weather, partners Joseph Gibson (Avon Lake, OH) and Bryan Beck (Lakewood, OH) took home the win at the second stop of the 2022 Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit (MWC) event presented by Lowe Equipment Attachments. on Lake Erie out of Sandusky OH.

Gibson and Beck brought in a heavy bag of 36-03 lbs. on day 1 that landed them nearly a pound behind the day 1 leaders of Steve Hendricks and Brian Ulmer and with a respectable lead of nearly 3 ponds over third place team of Jason Kopf and Ryan Buddie.

On day two the stars aligned and Lake Erie gave the eventual champions another great limit to bring across the MWC stage of 31-11 lbs. The team’s two-day total weight of 67-14 lbs of Lake Erie gold was good enough to take home the top prize of $17,600 along with $6,300 for the MWC option pot, $7,000 in cash from Ranger Cup, $1,000 cash from Lowrance, (2) Okuma Reels, and other prizes totaling a whopping $32,985!

On top of all of that, an affiliate of The Walleye Federation (TWF), the Lake Erie Walleye Trail (LEWT) partnered with MWC to hold one of their regular season events alongside the MWC event and bring their anglers across the MWC Main stage. As members of the LEWT, Gibson and Beck won that event also pushing their grand total to over $50,000 between both events!

Here’s a break down of what the rest of the top 5 MWC teams brought to the scale:

2nd. Steve Hendricks and Brian Ulmer 67-13, $7,400 cash and $3,260 option pot

3rd. Jason Kopf and Ryan Buddie 65-04, $4,960 cash and $2,500 option pot

4th. Dennis Hunter and Jesse Guerra 62-01, $3,960 cash

5th. Steve and Wally Neumann 61-02, $3,360 cash and $2,063.50 option pot

The total payout in cash and prizes for this Lake Erie event, presented by Lowe Equipment was $111,973 paid between 27 places out of 136 MWC teams. The anglers caught a total of 1,338 fish weighing a total of 7051lbs 13 oz. during the event. The biggest fish of the event was caught by Gary and Alex Kisel and weighed a whopping 11 lbs. 9 oz.

The anglers were excited to compete in this large dual event with new teams coming from across the country, and are eager to partner up again in the future with the LEWT and other TWF affiliated clubs and local trails to further solidify an ongoing partnership between The Walleye Federation and walleye clubs everywhere.

The anglers and staff of the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit would like to thank the city of Sandusky and Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores and Islands for hosting this event and for the hospitality when coming into their beautiful city!  We and our partners for this event from LEWT would also like to give a big THANK YOU to Victory Kitchen of Sandusky for taking all of the fish from this weekend and providing much needed assistance to families in need from all around the area. These events take a lot of time to plan and working with these great places made the entire process seem seamless. Thank you again!

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 the past 38 years and has directly donated hundreds of thousands and helped raise millions of dollars to support walleye & conservation programs nationwide. The MWC is open to walleye anglers from all walks of life. The 2022 schedule includes seven qualifiers in six states, plus a berth into the 2023 Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s MWC World Walleye Championship.

Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s – The World’s Foremost Outfitters, are in their 21th season as title sponsor of the Masters Walleye Circuit. Official sponsors include: Lowe Equipment Attachments, Lowrance Electronics, Mercury Marine, Ranger Boats. Associate sponsors include: The Walleye Federation, Church Tackle, FishLab, Okuma, Power-Pole and T-H Marine. For more information, email support@masterswalleyecircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.

2022 MWC Heads East to Lake Erie for One of the Best Spring Walleye Bites in the Country Presented by Lowe Equipment Attachments

2022 MWC Heads East to Lake Erie for One of the Best Spring Walleye Bites in the Country  

Presented by Lowe Equipment Attachments

Ponca City, Okla. — March 24, 2022 — Our last event in Spring Valley, Illinois was a huge success with most teams bringing full limits to the scales on both days of the tournament. Now, the MWC is heading over to Sandusky, Ohio to fish the famed waters of Lake Erie! The anglers, staff, and hosts of the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit (MWC) are excited to see some huge weights come across the stage during weigh-in. This time of year, offers anglers the ability to target these walleyes with many different techniques. Will trolling bring home the trophy? Or will teams find a jigging bite to bring those big Lake Erie walleyes into the net? This second event of the season will be held April 22-23, with weigh-ins happening at the Paper District Marina.

Lake Erie is known across the country as the walleye capital of the world and gathers anglers from around the country every year in search of some of the biggest walleyes in world! Will we see a 40-pound bag be brought to the scales this event? The anglers fishing the MWC sure hope so!

In past seasons, the MWC has held a joint weigh-in with the Lake Erie Walleye Tour (LEWT). This year the LEWT will be joining us once again. Tournament directors Jeff Kelm of the MWC and Jason Fischer from the LEWT have been working together for months and are excited to join up again in 2022 to bring another field of well over 100 boats across the stage battling for the top spot in both events. Many anglers from both organizations will enter both tournaments and try to bring home thousands of dollars in prizes and trophies from both events!

Daily live weigh-ins will be held at the Paper District Marina beginning at 3:00pm both days on April 22-23. We welcome everyone to watch the weigh-ins live, online, at masterswalleyecircuit.com or on our Facebook page facebook.com/MastersWalleyeCircuit.

Anglers competing in the 2022 MWC season events will be attempting to earn a coveted spot in the 2023 Bass Pro Shops Cabela’s World Walleye Championship, in Pierre, SD.

MWC Teams may fish as many events as they wish during a season. Teams must earn points in at least three qualifiers to have a chance at earning an invitation to the World Walleye Championship in the final “best of 3” final standing each year.

Those earning points in at least four qualifiers compete for “Team of the Year” honors, including a $10,000 sponsorship package and thousands more in cash and prizes to the top 10 teams in the final “best of 4” final standing each year.

Each MWC event has a lucrative payout which is based on the number of teams entered into that event, and is awarded to 20% of the field, providing more inspiration to sign up and join the fun. In addition to a hefty check, the first-place team also earns a $1,000 Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s National Team Championship (NTC) prize package including: paid entry, a travel stipend, team jerseys, and plaques. Additionally, the big-fish pot, option-pot and sponsor bonuses from Ranger Cup, Lowrance, Okuma, and T-H Marine Atlas Awards will add thousands more for distribution among the field.

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 the past 38 years. The MWC is open to walleye anglers from all walks of life. The 2022 schedule includes seven qualifiers in six states, plus berths into the 2023 Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s MWC World Walleye Championship. Registration is now open for all events, and the registration deadline for the Lake Erie tournament is close of business Monday, April 18th. Visit masterswalleyecircuit.com for full details.

Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s – The World’s Foremost Outfitters, are in their 21th season as title sponsor of the Masters Walleye Circuit. Official sponsors include: Lowe Equipment Attachments, Lowrance Electronics, Mercury Marine, Ranger Boats. Associate sponsors include: The Walleye Federation, Church Tackle, FishLab, Okuma, Power-Pole and T-H Marine. For more information, email support@masterswalleyecircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.

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