About Us


If you’re looking for world-class walleye fishing and the chance to win thousands of dollars in cash and prizes, plus great competition—all in a professionally-run tournament atmosphere—look no further than the Bass Pro Shops / Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit. The Longest-running most prestigious national circuit in all of walleye fishing! We ALWAYS pay back more than 100% in cash and prizes each year.

Since 1984, the Bass Pro Shops / Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit (MWC) has set the standard for team walleye tournament fishing. Each season, we visit the finest walleye fisheries at peak fishing times to give our MWC teams the best possible experience during pre-fishing and competition.

Plus, MWC events are more than two or three-day tournaments. Many teams arrive early for pre-fishing and experience a week of great walleye action while fine-tuning their patterns and exploring the wonderful host communities. And because camaraderie is an MWC hallmark, you’ll also enjoy getting to know other MWC teams. This is not just a Circuit, it’s a family. Even though the competition is intense, and the stakes are high, our teams share a common bond in their passion for walleye fishing, and many of our angler’s form friendships that last a lifetime.

Another great benefit is the MWC’s proven team format—which lets you share all the fun (and expenses) with your favorite fishing partner as you compete for well over half a million dollars each year in cash and prizes and well over 100% payback in cash and prizes each season, with great contingency cash and prizes from our valued sponsors and the World Walleye Championship for the season’s top finishers, the MWC offers excellent odds of cashing in on some serious money.

MWC Making A Difference

Fisheries conservation and teaching kids to fish are cornerstones of the Bass Pro Shops / Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit foundation. And each season, our MWC Conservation Fund and Youth and Family Fishing Clinics help make the walleye world a better place.

The MWC Conservation Fund has generated more than $400,000 for fisheries conservation projects in states where our tournaments are held. Monies are derived from a $7.50 per-boat contribution from the anglers that is matched with another $7.50 for conservation from MWC and distributed for such things as fish stocking, and fish care, state fisheries agencies, walleye clubs, conservation projects, and other community projects.

To encourage the next generation of anglers, MWC &TWF sponsors or hosts a number of Youth and Family-friendly fishing events each year. MWC anglers volunteer their time to teach kids and their parents about fishing all across the US and Canada. MWC and our sponsors also donate products—including rods, reels, and tackle—to help get these budding anglers’ fishing careers off to a great start.

By fishing MWC, you’ll help both of these wonderful programs make a difference in the future of walleye fishing!