Stockton “Open” for fish catching action…but will they bite?

Stockton, MO. March 5, 2015

A good mix of anglers at Stockton Lake!

“As we outlined in the press release about Stockton last week we were expecting 20-30 teams depending on the weather. Stated Dan Palmer MWC Senior Tournament director. “We knew when we schedule Stockton that it would not be a huge 1st time event but we wanted to expose MWC and our sponsors to new area and mix of anglers and we have.”

The main ramp is ice free today at Orleans Trail Marina even after the recent record cold spell. All the sponsor support crews, Ranger, Lowrance and Mercury are here on site supporting the event and all the new faces. The field is a great mix of anglers competing not only for the MWC prize money but for the title of Missouri State Champions. The field is made up of faithful MWC teams from 10 states who braved the weather to come to Stockton. Included in the 22 boat field are; 2 past World Walleye Champions, 3 past MWC event winners and nearly half the field brand new anglers to MWC!

Weigh ins are at 3:00pm CST each day Friday and Saturday at Orleans Trail Marina. Internet here lake side in the Ozarks Mountains is none! BUT we will update the leaderboard as much as we can and tape the weigh in and upload to as soon as we get to a signal! You can follow the weigh in leader-board and see the video of each day at!
The first 50 kids at the weigh in tomorrow will receive a free rod and reel and a Family Fishing clinic courtesy of NPAA!