Montana FWP ’15 and Forward

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has initiated a process called ’15 and Forward, this is a time to comment and attend meetings for the FWP next 10 year plan. Below is the meeting announcement and contact information. You can also read more information under "Walleye News"

We hope to see you on July 29 at 6pm. Please RSVP by Monday, July 27 and direct all questions to Deb O’Neill at or (406) 444-3755.

New Lunker Club!

Jennifer Graupmann caught this pig and took first prize for the largest walleye. She and Julie DeMarsico took first place in the Women's Walleye Tournament at Tiber for Family Fun Days. The walleye weighed 11.4 lbs and was 30 1/2 inches long! Jennifer's first tournament ever! Congratulations and welcome to the Lunker Club!

Broadwater Rod and Gun Club 2015 Walleye Derby

On July 11, 2015 The Broadwater Rod and Gun Club held its Annual Walleye Derby on Canyon Ferry Lake. Sponsors were State Bank of Townsend and Townsend Marine. 43 teams took off from Broadwater Bay at the Silos at 8:30am. In addition to the $300 prize in the adult/child category, again this year was an additional prize. Townsend Marine joined forces with Lund to bring the Angler and Young Angler (AYA) program to the BRGC Derby. Courtesy of Townsend Marine and Lund the winning adult/child team received a Lund boat. Townsend Marine also donated a motor guide to the 2nd place adult/child in addition to the $175 from BRGC. Townsend Marine contributed a fisher finder for the 3rd place who also got $150 from BRGC.

Results are as follows:
Adult/Child Teams:
1st place: $300 Randy and Calysta Larson of Helena. 2nd place: $175 Jim Gillespie and Tyler Paddock of Helena. 3rd place: $150 Lonnie and Rylie Wirtz of Belgrade 4th place: $140 Dave and Bradon Gregor of Gallatin Gateway 5th place: $130 Dewey and Kennedy Vogl of Townsend 6th place: $120 Joe and Shana Bushilla of Belgrade

Female/Female Teams:
1st place: $300 Janna and Hanna Kroll of Helena 2nd place: $175 Shawna McCartney and Rachel Stubbendeck of Townsend

Female/Male Teams:
1st place $300 Rich and Sheryl Tatarka of Bozeman 2nd pace: $175 Kiff and Kamae Meier of Townsend 3rd place: $150 Tom and Roxanne Tubbs of Helena 4th place: $140 Derek and Meagan Fox of East Helena 5th place: $130 Kindra and Bruce Turney of Townsend
1st place overall: $400 Randy and Calysta Larson
Big Walleye: $380 Randy and Calysta Larson
Big Carp: $150 Randy and Calysta Larson

For more information: Doug Breker at 406-266-5279

2015 Montana Walleye Circuit Top 100

TOP 10 Montana Walleye Circuit Standings after 3 events

1st Darell Archey and Bob Sherer

2nd Gordon and Tanya Matson

3rd Robert Hickey and Jason Mundel

4th Marlin Cross and Ken Seay

5th Casey Chovanak and Brian Olson

6th Thad Briggs and Stanley Ross

7th Kennie Williams

8th Dewey Volg

9th Kerry Parson and DOug Rohlf

10th Jason Hernandez and Jake Monroe


Click here for complete results!

Governor Cup Tournament Results

Sam Lawson and Clay Kittleson - 34.52 lbs
Luke Sundby and Eli Williams - 32.66 lbs
Kevin Lynch and Mike Block - 31.24 lbs
Martin and Danny Reichert - 28.30 lbs
Fuzz Carnahan and Jay Boardman - 27.77 lbs

Click here for complete results!

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
Yellowtail registration closes September 30th, the night of the rules meeting