Fresno Tournament Theft!

Fresno Tournament Theft!

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The Fresno Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited is offering a reward for information about one thing that marred last weeks Fresno Walleye Challenge.

Fresno Chapter Treasurer Chuck Wimmer said that someone, Saturday night or Sunday morning, went around different campsites and stole items from people camping for the tournament.

“Someone decided they needed to get some coolers and barbecues and things like that,” Wimmer said. “ … It’s a sad deal. It puts a black eye on Havre.”

He said the tournament went very well, and more than 200 people attended.

But when campers got up Sunday, they found items were missing, taken by someone overnight.

“They decided they needed stuff more than the people that were camped there,” he said.

Someone went to several campsites taking items iincluding at least five fishing rods and reels, barbecues, a gas can and a bait cooler.

“And that’s just what we know of,” Wimmer said.

The Fresno Chapter reported the thefts to the Hill County Sheriff’s Office, but is looking to give law enforcement some help in the investigation.

Wimmer said the chapter is offering a $500 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the thieves.

“We’d like to get the stuff back,” he added.

Please have victims report thefts to Nate Molstad at; Email: or by phone: 406-230-0342

1 Comment


January 19, 2020 at 4:06 pm

This stuff has been going on for years! The thieves are active during ice season also. I have had Items taken from my camp and on the Ice for the last 10 years. I was threatened by a local for camping in { HIS } spot one afternoon , the next morning i was missing a bucket of ice rods and a battery charger. It seems like its OK for the locals to set up { claim } a camp site for the whole season. I have had my shanty damaged and tipups driven over and not just 1 time but several times. This has made me want to fish other lakes not my favorite.

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