Walleye World’s Best Converge on Quad Cities Oct. 8-10

Walleye World’s Best Converge on Quad Cities Oct. 8-10


The Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s 2020 World Walleye Championship


Ponca City, Okla. — October 5, 2020 — The 2020 Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit (MWC) is set to wrap up a unique season October 8, 9, 10th along the Mississippi River with the 2020 World Walleye Championship (WWC) in the Quad Cities area of Illinois and Iowa.

The Mississippi River is a great fishery in the fall and a major walleye event has not been held in the Quad Cities in more than a decade. The world championship event is a “qualify only” event, in other words only the very best of the best will attend. The 58 best walleye anglers anywhere will compete after qualifying for this opportunity by finishing atop the 2019 MWC regular season events held across the country, including events at the Illinois River, IL, Detroit River, MI, Big Stone Lake, MN, Lake McConaughy, NE, Lake Erie, OH, Bay of Green Bay, WI, Devils Lake, ND and Leech Lake, MN.

The World Championship contenders will have ample opportunity to catch fish with optimum water levels in the river for this time of year. They will be looking for a maximum 5 fish limit of Walleye, Sauger and Saugeye, at least 4 of which must be 15”- 20” long and are allowed only one fish per angler over 27” in their bag to weigh-in as there is a protected 20”-27” inch slot on the river.

Total payout at the World Walleye Championship will push $120,000 in cash and prizes, the bulk of which is cash and includes multiple added funds thanks in part to Ranger Boats and the $1,000 Ranger Cup Bonus, Lowrance and their $500 HDS Live/Elite Ti2 bonus, $500 Airwave Seat Pedestals, T-H Marine Atlas Awards, more than $10,000 in cash and prizes added to the pot by TWF/MWC as well as custom made trophies and the always coveted World Championship custom rings. Every team in attendance will receive a prize check.

The event will be filmed for the Federation Angler TV’s block in prime time network television on the Pursuit Channel which broadcasts to over 40 million households as well as other networks across the nation. Daily live weigh-ins at the Sunset Park and Marina, beginning at 3:30pm all three days October 8,9,10.  We encourage everyone to watch online at masterswalleyecircuit.com or on our Facebook page facebook.com/MastersWalleyeCircuit.

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 36 years and is open to all avid walleye anglers. For more information visit masterswalleyecircuit.com.

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s – The World’s Foremost Outfitters, are in their 19th 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: Berkley Fishing, AirWave Pedestals, Church Tackle, Okuma, Soft Steel, Power-Pole and T-H Marine. For more information, email info@masterswalleyecircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.