WU Circuit

Montana Walleyes Unlimited Circuit Kickoff

Congratulations to Roger Terwilliger who volunteered to take over this years Montana Circuit Directory. He can be reached at

Tiber Walleye Tourney - Lake Elwell - July 26-27
Fresno Walleye Challenge - Fresno - June 14-15th
Fall Classic - Crooked Creek, Fourchette Bay - August 9-10th
Canyon Ferry Walleye Festival - Canyon Ferry - June 28-29th

Click here for the Official 2014 Tournament Rules

2014 Fall Classic Walleye Tournament

(Crooked Creek Bay or Fourchette Bay August 9th and 10th 2014)

Greetings to everyone,

As the new Fall Classic Tournament director, I hope the holiday season treated everyone very well. Itís once again time to start thinking about the upcoming summer filled with competitive fishing. The Fall Classic was once again applied for to be held at Crooked Creek or Fourchette Bay, depending on the water levels of the Fort Peck in the spring. The water in the bay at Crooked Creek is essentially non-existent, meaning that a monster run off would be needed for the tournament to be headquartered there. With that being said, I believe that we will most likely be at Fourchette once again this year. We all need to cross our fingers for great snow pack, and a wet spring. At either location, the tournament will be held on the weekend of August 9th and 10th of 2014, with the rules meeting held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday the 8th. One member from each team must be present at the rules meeting. 

I would like to note that I made the decision to reduce the maximum field size for the tournament after seeing what the campground looked like with the field we had last August. This year I will only accept a maximum of 50 teams. The tournament could fill extremely fast this year, so please get those applications in quickly. The final decision on the location of the tournament and the boundaries of the tournament will be announced at our first circuit tournament of the year, which will be Fresno. This will allow the lake to stabilize and for us to get a good idea of what we will have for water in The Peck this year. The ruling will also be found in the July issue of Fish Tales and on the Walleyes Unlimited website. 

The tournament will be formatted with many of the same events and side-pots this year as well. We plan to pay the top 25% of the field. As always, we will be paying out daily for the largest Walleye and Northern Pike caught. We will also be paying out to the top adult/child team, top mixed couple team, top dinosaur, largest Smallmouth bass caught daily, and highest boat places, just to name a few. Plaques will be handed out to the top three teams, as well as the first place finishers of the adult/child, mixed couples, and dinosaur divisions. 

This tournament would not be possible without the help from our diligent and dedicated volunteers and our sponsors who are always reliable and supportive each year. Our great sponsors last year were the Walleyes Unlimited Chapters of Crooked Creek, Billings, and Flathead, Do-All Construction, Mid-State Signs, K2 Lazerworks, Western Lounge, Lewistown Sports, Deer Creek Dental, Lewistown Honda, Tammiís Travel, Pourmanís Cafť, Donís Store, Mid-Town Market, Lewistown News-Argus, Rich Nearhoof, Thadís Tackle Shop, KDA Enterprises, Coca-Cola, Intermountain Distributing and Budweiser, and Mike McElvain/State Farm Insurance. We hope to secure these great sponsors once again this year and hope to add more as well. 

The Fall Classic is the final tournament on the circuit. Everyone should try to fish at least three of the four in order to compete for the season awards. Awards such as angler of the year, team of the year, top mixed couples, and top adult child will be decided at the Fall Classic. 

FP Circuit

Fort Peck Circuit Kickoff

Rock Creek Tournament - Fort Peck - June 7-8
Hell Creek Tournament - Fort Peck - July 26-27
MT Governor's Cup - Fort Peck - July 10-12

New this year, Wild West Wee Walleye Award - $500 payout for the smallest walleye caught and released.


Other Tournaments

Yellowtail Tournament
Walleye and Sauger to be scored!! (first sauger allowed in tournaments in many many years).
Oct 4-5 out of Barry's landing with $10,000 guaranteed first place and a tagged fish worth up to $250,000.
100 teams and payouts depending on number of entries after first place paid out.
Yellowtail Tournament

The Broadwater Rod & Gun Club Walleye Derby
July 12, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM on Canyon Ferry out of Broadwater Bay at the Silos.
90 two-person teams with a $1,000 first prize based on a full field. Each of the three team categories will have cash prizes
Three categories of two-person teams will compete-- female/female, male/female and adult/child(17 & under) Broad Water Rod and Gun Club