Registration Set to Open for 2022 Masters Walleye Circuit Season, 2023 World Walleye Championship Announced Presented by Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s

Registration Set to Open for 2022 Masters Walleye Circuit Season, 2023 World Walleye Championship Announced  Presented by Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s

Ponca City, Okla.—December 31, 2021

With 2021 and all of its challenges behind us, the walleye fishing world is ready to get back on the water for the 39th season of the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit (MWC). Once again teams that fish the longest running national walleye circuit in North America will via for their share of hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and prizes that will be awarded in 2022 and a total payback that exceeds well over 100% of entry fees on the season.

Registration for the 2022 season opens at 12 noon (CST) January 4, online at  or by calling the MWC offices at (580)765-9031.

MWC will once again offer “Premier Team” status for those teams that sign up for at least (3) events at once, prior to fishing their first event of the year. Premier Team status is our way of saying “Thank You” for their commitment to fishing the Masters Walleye Circuit and come with multiple benefits each year such as, the use of a pre-designated substitute, delayed billing Premier Team swag and more.

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. We are pleased to announce that in late September of 2023, the city of Pierre and Hughes County, South Dakota is excited to host the “Toughest Anglers on Planet Earth” to their historic city in the center of their state! The 2023 World Championship qualifiers will compete on one of the best the walleye fisheries in the west, Lake Sharpe in Pierre, SD, on the Missouri River system.

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.

With that, the 2022 Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit Season looks like this:

March 18-19, 2022 – Illinois River, Spring Valley, IL

                                    April -22-23, 2022 – Lake Erie, Sandusky, OH

                                    May 20-21, 2022 – Big Stone Lake, Ortonville, MN

                                    June 3-4, 2022 – Bay of Green Bay, Marinette, WI

                                    June 17-18, 2022 – Lake Huron, Oscoda, MI  

                                    August 19-20, 2022 – Lake Oahe, Gettysburg, SD                           

                                    September 16-17, 2022 – Cass Lake, Cass Lake, MN

Sept 29 – Oct 1, 2022 – 2022 MWC World Walleye Championship –

(2021 Qualifiers) Bay of Green Bay, Oconto, WI.

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.

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 and The Walleye Federation. Associate sponsors include: Church Tackle, Berkley Fishing, Okuma, Power-Pole, Soft Steel and T-H Marine. For more information, email, or call (580) 765-9031.