Memorial dedicated at Wadsworth Park for John R. Kelley
On Saturday, about 30 people gathered amid a steady rain at Wadsworth Park to honor a man who believed that fishing was good for children's souls. A memorial was unveiled for John R. Kelley, the former president of Walleyes Unlimited of Montana, who died of cancer on July 1, 2014. He was 69.
Click here to read the full story from the Great Falls Tribune
All Watercraft Must Stop at AIS Inspection Stations
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials remind private and commercial boaters that state law requires all motorists hauling watercraft to stop at inspection stations. Watercrafts include motorboats, sailboats, kayaks, canoes, rowboats, rafts, jet skis and even small kick boats popular among some anglers.
Always stop at AIS watercraft inspection stations for a brief interview and equipment check. Most inspections take fewer than five minutes, but failure to stop could lead to a $135 fine. Inspection stations aim to prevent the introduction and spread of unwanted aquatic invasive species.
The annual education and enforcement effort, which this year includes multiple chances to win prizes from an array of local sponsors, is to further curb the risk of aquatic invasive species from attaining a foothold in Montana waters.
Seventeen well-marked inspection stations will again be in operation May through September at key border crossings, along major highways, and on heavily used water bodies. Motorists who stop will have their equipment checked—and cleaned if needed—and get information on how to enter a raffle for prizes to be awarded throughout the boating season.
Remember to always inspect, clean, drain and dry boats, trailers and gear after each use. For a bi-weekly update and statistics from the state of Montana AIS inspection stations, check regularly on our website under Walleye News
Great day fishing at Canyon Ferry
Doug and his wife Kathy had a great day fishing on Canyon Ferry - after catching a 24" they hauled in these 31 ¼” & 31 ½” Walleye. Thanks for the photos Doug Breker
Legislative Bills and News
Bob Gilbert updated his Legislative News! Click Here for the updated May 18th Bills.
Montana Warriers on the Water sponsor
We are proud to announce that at this past state meeting Montana Walleyes Unlimited is now a proud sponsor of the Montana Warriors on the Water project supporting our wounded vets to have the opportunity to fish in the great state of Montana. We approved $10,000 to support the 2015 project. For more information and how you can help, check out http://montanawarriorsonthewater.org
2015 Walleye Tournament Applications
Below are the Official tournament dates for all Montana Walleye Tournaments, just updated!
If you have a tournament application you would like posted, please send it to us with the new 2015 dates.
Fort Peck Challenge Tournament Applications
Rock Creek Tournament - Fort Peck - June 6-7
MT Governor's Cup - Fort Peck - July 9-11
Hell Creek Tournament - Fort Peck - July 25-26
Montana Walleye Circuit Tournament Applications
Fresno Walleye Challenge - Fresno - June 13-14
Canyon Ferry Walleye Festival - Canyon Ferry - June 27-28
Tiber Walleye Tourney - Lake Elwell - May 30-31
Fall Classic - Crooked Creek, Fourchette Bay - August 8-9
Other Tournament Applications
Jordan Ladies Tournament - Hell Creek - June 27th
Broad Water Rod and Gun Club - Canyon Ferry, Broadwater Bay - July 11
John Arnold Derby - Hauser Lake, York Bridge - August 8
Glasgow/Fort Peck Women’s Fishing Tournament - August 1st
Yellowtail Tournament - October 3-4