2024 Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit Schedule Release

2024 Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit Schedule Release

The Legacy Continues: “Best Waters at The Best Times – Toughest Anglers on Planet Earth”

Ponca City, Okla. – Aug 8, 2023 – The Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit (MWC) is keeping with its long-standing goal of fishing the “Best Waters at The Best Times” across the walleye world. The MWC is the longest running, team format, national walleye circuit in the country and boasts the “Toughest Anglers on Planet Earth” offers more than 100% payback in cash and prizes every single year. Anglers will have opportunities to compete anywhere from the walleye-rich waters of the Great Lakes in the east all the way out west, on the longest river in the US, the Missouri River, which holds some of the largest walleyes in the country.

Entry fees have not changed in the past 13 years and will remain unchanged for the 2024 season. Select events in 2024 will have even more added to the prize pool, such as Lowrance Ghost Trolling motors and other prizes.

Teams of anglers looking to compete in the 2024 season of the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit will have the opportunity to qualify for the MWC’s World Walleye Championship (WWC) in the Fall of 2025. Teams that fish three or more events during the season, and accumulate enough points, will earn a berth into the longest-running walleye circuit championship in the North America, the WWC, and a have a shot at winning the most coveted title in the business, World Walleye Champions.

“Each year, when deciding where the MWC will travel to, we always try to visit places that offer anglers the best of everything. The best places available to us to fish and for us to stay.” Said Jeff Kelm, Tournament Director for the Masters Walleye Circuit. “We want to challenge anglers and test their abilities while visiting waters that are diverse enough that they could play to anyone’s advantage at any time.”

The 2024 Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit schedule will look like this, pending permit approvals from the various state and federal agencies:

March 22-23, Spring Valley, IL (Illinois River)

April 26-27, Chamberlain, SD (Missouri River)

May 31-June 1, Oshkosh, WI (Lake Winnebago)

June 28-29, Au Gres, MI, (Lake Huron)

July 12-13, Geneva, OH, (Lake Erie)

August 9-10, Webster, SD (Bitter Lake)

September 13-14, Cass Lake, MN (Cass Lake)

2024 World Walleye Championship (WWC) Championship September 26-28, Alpena, MI (Lake Huron) (2023 Season Qualifiers)

2025 World Walleye Championship (WWC) – TBA


The Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s lucrative payouts are based on the number of teams entered in each event, provide even more inspiration to join the fun. In addition, the MWC big-fish pot, option pot payouts and sponsor bonuses including Ranger Cup, Lowrance Electronics, Okuma, and Dakota Lithium Batteries Come-Back award adds thousands more to the total. As a result, winners have a chance at pocketing $10,000 – $15,000 or more in extra awards based on these added bonus programs in cash and prizes. Plus, the first-place team at each event wins a $1,000 Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s National Team Championship Prize Package including paid NTC entry, travel stipend, team jerseys and plaques. The MWC always pays back considerably more than 100% in cash and prizes every year.

Teams fishing at least four qualifying events in 2024 will compete for “Team of the Year” awards including a $10,000 “MWC Living the Dream” sponsorship package and thousands more in cash, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s gift cards and paid tournament entries. The top 10 teams in the Team of the Year standings will all receive cash and prizes.

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 40 years, since 1984. MWC events are open to avid walleye anglers from all walks of life. Registration for the 2024 events will open in January 2024 online at masterswalleyecircuit.com.

Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s – The World’s Foremost Outfitters, are in their 22nd season as title sponsor of the Masters Walleye Circuit. Official sponsors include: Lowrance Electronics, Mercury Marine, Ranger Boats, Dakota Lithium Batteries, and The Walleye Federation. Associate sponsors include: Church Tackle, Okuma, Power-Pole, and T-H Marine. For more information, email support@masterswalleyecircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.