World Walleye Champions Wall Of Fame

World Walleye Champions is more than just a name, it signifies the best Walleye Team in the world that year.

It is a very difficult title to win. You have to be focused and be a very good all-around angler not just once or even just one year because you must qualify one year and fish and win the World Walleye Championship the following year to earn the title. There is no doubting that World Walleye Champions are a list of who’s who in the walleye world and have earned their place on the wall of fame.

We are missing a few pictures and the winner’s names from 1985, 90, 91, and 95 are all. If you for sure know one or have a good usable picture  Please email us the name, spelling with hometown, and any verification proof you may have such as a picture or article and we will attempt to verify it and post it here on the wall of fame. We have most of them for our nearly 40-year history but are missing a few! email us  the info and pics that you are 100% certain of to: email us

World Walleye Champions Hall of Fame

2021

Peter and Ted Mart

Won with 47-00 at Lake City, MN.

MWC World Walleye Championship – Mississippi Rvr. Sept. 30-Oct 2, 2021

2020

Jake and Gene Brueggemann

Won with 32.10 at Quad Cities, IL.

MWC World Walleye Championship – Mississippi Rvr. Quad Cities, Il – Oct 8-10

2019

Chris and Joe Kujawa

Won with 26-00 at Oshkosh, WI

MWC World Walleye Championship – Lake Winnebago, WI – Oct 3-5

2018

Jeff Lahr and Tommy Skarlis

Won with 54-14 at Escanaba, MI

MWC World Walleye Championship –  Bays De Noc, MI – Oct 4-6

2017

Jeff Lahr and Tommy Skarlis

Won with 28-3 ounces in a 2 day event shorted by one day due to intense fog.

MWC World Walleye Championship – Cass Lake, MN – Sept 14-16

2016

Randall Gaines and Mike Rhoades

Won with 52-12 and lead wire to wire

MWC World Walleye Championship – Green Bay, WI – October 6-8

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2015

Ontario, Canada’s Greg Whitson and Mark Campeau on Lake Erie out of Huron, Ohio.

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2014

Derek Navis, Brandon, WI & Korey Sprengel, Beaver Dam, WI. fishing October 8-11 at Devils Lake, ND with a winning weight of 85.13
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2013

Tony Kobriger, Chilton, WI. and Dan Zwick, Wrightstown, WI. fishing Ocotber 17-19 at Escanaba, MI
 

2012

Curt Oliver, Yankton, SD and Mike Dorris, Madison, SD fishing October 18-20 at Prairie Du Chien, WI
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2011

Dan Zwick, Wrightstown, WI. & Tony Kobriger, Chilton, WI. won with 40.89 pounds fishing the Mississippi River, October 13-15, 2011 at Prairie Du Chien, WI
 2011 WWC Kobriger and Zwick

2010

Johnnie Candle, Devils Lake, ND and Dave Noble, Dixon, Il fishing October 14-16, 2010 at Prairie Du Chien, WI.
 

2009

Matt Davis Dan Gies

October 8-10 Dundee/Monroe, MI Detroit River/Lake Erie.

 

2008  

Greg Yarbrough-Port Clinton OH / Jeff Manz-Vanderbilt MI

October 2-4 Dundee/Monroe, MI Detroit River/Lake Erie.

 

2007

Jeff Koester, Brookville, IN. & Scott Rhodes, Traverse City, MI.

won with 88.68 pounds October 3-6 on the Detroit River/Lake Erie, Dundee/Monroe, MI

 

2006

Keith Daniels and Greg Jaroch, Fond du Lac, WI, weighed in 42,04 pounds on October 4-7 to win on the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien, WI.

 

2005

Jim Trow, Ames, IA and Scott Aydelotte, Garner, IA, won on Sept, 28-Oct 1 fishing the Mississippi River at Prairie Du Chien, WI. and with a winning weight of 36.83 pounds

 2005 WWC winners

2004

Eric Eichorn & Dan Felber of Red Wing, MN.won with a winning weight of 55.31 fishing on the Mississippi River at Prairie Du Chien, WI. on Oct 14-16, 2004

 2004 WWC winners

2003

Jim Minnema Randolph, WI and Tim Minnema Markesan, WI. weighed in 34.73 pounds October 17-19 on the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien, WI to win.

2002

Robert Bodin & Scott Mann, weighed in 34.73 pounds October 17-19 on the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien, WI to win.

2001

Don Solis, Perronville, MI  & Bert Wilson Gladstone, MI, won it October 18-20 with 53.64 on Lake Pepin, Red Wing, MN

2000

Eric Olson, Redwing, MN & Jason Przekurat, Stevens Point, WI. Mississippi River, Red Wing, MN. Winning Weight was 57.57lbs

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 1999

Lynn Hanisko, MI, Dave Kalsell, MI won with 64.82 pounds

Fishing Little Bay De Noc, Escanaba, MI June 10-12, 1999

 

 1998

Glenn Rengo, Maple Grove, MN & Mike Schaefer, Pewaukee, WI. fishing on Big Stone Lake May 28-30, 1998 winning weight was 40.20 pounds

 1997

Bob Proudfoot & Jim Proudfoot

 1997 WWC winners

1996

Mel Reichling and Rick Small Watertown, South Dakota1996 World Walleye Champs on the Mississippi at Quincy Illinois

 

1995

1994

Maury Schmerback and Mike Glynn, Mississippi River At Red Wing, MN

1993

Gary Gray and Bill Klotzbuecher, Bays De Noc, Escanaba, MI

1992

Gary Gray and Bill Klotzbuecher, Bays De Noc, Escanaba, MI

1991

1990

name changed from Manufactuers Walleye Council to Masters Walleye Circuit (MWC)

1989

Harry Stiles and Stan Berry , Stillwater, MN

Held in Dubuque, Iowa, Sept 10-16, with a 3 day winning weight of 37.04 pounds

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1988

Gary Parsons, Chilton, WI and Keith Kavajecz, Rochester, MN

held in Dubuque, Iowa Sept 15-17th

1987

Russ Backus and Jim Randash, Rapid CIty, SD.

held on Pelican lake Sept 18-19 1987

1986

Jerry Anderson, Onamia, MN & Bruce Samson, St Cloud, MN

Bismarck, ND

 MWC 1986 (2)

1985

Lake Minnetonka, MN

 Manion Walleye Circuit later named Manufactures Walleye Council (MWC)