STATE SPRING MEETING THIS WEEKEND![04.25.2016]
2016 State Spring meeting is April 30th in Bozeman at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. A social meeting will be held on the evening of the 29th, location to be announced. A room reservation number will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
Below is the flyer and ticket information - please click on Club Info/State for all the details on rooms, reservations, contact info and everything else about this years Banquet!
State Banquet Flyer
State Banquet Tickets
State Agenda has been posted under ClubInfo/State.
Christmas trees burned by vandals at Tiber Reservoir[04.13.2016]
By: David Sherman - MTN NewsCONNECT
GREAT FALLS -
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is looking for information about 500 recycled Christmas trees that were burned March 27-28 in two incidents at the Tiber Reservoir.
Tiber Reservoir is located in Liberty County about 15 miles south of Chester.
Grant Grisak of FWP said in a press release that the trees were set aside for spawning habitat for perch, and were due to be put in the reservoir in mid-April.
The vandalism happened on the north shore of Tiber, on the Willow Creek arm south of Lothair, and on the reservoir’s south side, off of Bootlegger Road.
The Pines For Perch project is a cooperative effort of the Great Falls chapter of Walleyes Unlimited, Tiber Hydro LLC and FWP, Grisak said.
Every year, Walleyes Unlimited puts dumpsters around Great Falls to collect used Christmas trees, which are taken to Tiber.
Volunteers and FWP put the trees in shallow water to provide spawning habitat for perch.
“Perch are an important forage component to the Tiber walleye fishery” Grisak said. “Our studies have shown the perch use many of the trees for spawning.”
Anyone with information is asked to call MT FWP at 1-800-TIPMONT.
Informants are kept confidential and rewards up to $1,000 are possible
Walleye Spawn 2016[04.25.2016]
Be sure to click on Walleye News/Spawning to have the most up-to-date informaiton from Fort Peck and Canyon Ferry spawning reports and othe telemetry report for the year. This is a great time to contact your local FWP office and find out how you can volunteer some time to help help!
13.15 LB SaugerEye![03.31.2016]
Brandon French sent in this photo of a huge 13.15 pound Saugereye caught on Fort Peck March 12th by Colton Justice. What great colors on this fish and a very impressive beast!
You may have heard or read about the tragic accident that took the life of 23 year old Colton Rohlf. His parents are Tim and Heather Rohlf who have been members of Walleyes Unlimited for a number of years. They both have participated in working many of their chapter banquets thru selling 50/50 tickets, pink and whites tickets and Heather has assisted with the art auction in the past. Tim also participates in walleye tournaments. Being unprepared for something like this would be an understatement. To ease some of the burden on their shoulders a 'GoFundMe' page has been set up to ease the financial hardship something like this can cause. If you feel it's appropriate would you please consider going to the website identified below to make a contribution to help the family thru these trying times.
Walleyes Unlimited of Montana
34 + Inch Walleye![03.31.2016]
Below is a photo of Timothy Laferriere and a beautiful 34+ inch female walleye caught on 03.26.16 on Tiber Reservoir. Timothy and Todd did not get an official weight because they did not want to injure the fish. After a few minutes in the live well to make sure she was healthy and a few quick pictures, then released back to the water to reproduce and continue to grow. What a great fish and Todd is very proud of Tim's willingness to let her go back to the lake alive. We all appreciate your teachings to your son the ethics of fishing Todd! What a great story!
2016 Chapter Banquets[02.10.2016]
4/15/2016 - Jordan - Jordan VFW Hall - Bethany Ryan 406-939-0976
4/16/2016 - Fresno - pending - Dave Anderson 406-262-4737
4/23/2016 - Miles City -Fairgrounds Expo Hall - Duncan Bartholomew 406-951-2633
4/30/2016 - Gallatin/Madison - Brick Breeden Fieldhouse - Todd Mitchell 406-570-9121
5/07/2016 - Upper Missouri River - Gateway Center - Jim Gillespie 406-431-7187
2016 Tournament Applications[04.25.2016]
If you have a tournament you would like posted, please send it to Montana Walleyes Unlimited Webmaster. Good luck to all applicants this season!
Montana Walleye Circuit Tournament Applications
Montana Walleye Circuit Poster
FRESNO CHALLENGE - Fresno - May 21-22
TIBER TOURNMANT - Lake Elwell - June 11-12
CANYON FERRY WALLEYE FESTIVAL - Canyon Ferry - June 25-26
FENWICK FALL CLASSIC TOURNMANT - Crooked Creek - August 6-7
Fort Peck Challenge Tournament Applications
ROCK CREEK TOURNAMENT - Fort Peck - June 4-5
MONTANA GOVERNOR'S CUP WALLEYE TOURNAMENT - Fort Peck - July 7-9
HELL CREEK TOURNAMENT - Fort Peck - July 23-24
Other Tournament Applications
JERRY JOHNSTON MEMORIAL TOUGH GUY TOURNAMENT - Fort Peck - April 16th
BROADWATER ROD AND GUN CLUB WALLEYE DERBY - Canyon Ferry - July 16th
GLASGOW WOMENS TOURNAMENT - Fort Peck - July 30th
JOHN ARNOLD WALLEYE DERBY - Hauser Lake - August 27th