Our major fundraising event of the year is our annual walleye tournament, which is held on Father’s Day weekend each year. The Walleye Tournament has evolved over the course of many years, and is now a joint tournament between the Otter Street Fishing Club and Battle on Bago. We have grown the tournament and are proud to say that as of 2014, it is the largest in the nation in number of boats attended, and our 2020 event earned us a Guinness Book of World Records! Every angler that fishes the tournament pays a conservation fee that is added to their entry fee. Conservation is of utmost importance to our organization, so in 2021 we were proud to champion the CRR format for our event. The CRR format will be the format for our Walleye tourney in 2022 and beyond.
CRR stands for Catch-Record-Release, which essentially means that when a fish gets caught, they are measured, recorded for the angler’s tournament weigh ins and released immediately….dramatically reducing the kill rate of the fish, while still providing a fun and competitive tournament.
Our tournament weekend is always a wonderful family oriented event; hundreds gather each day to support their loved ones and watch as the standings and ranks come in, and this year with our new format there will be TV screens showing anglers in their boats, so you can see real-time how things are playing out. Subscribe to our blog and follow us on Facebook for all of the details and deadlines!
2022 Otter Street x Battle on Bago Tournament Results
Thank you to all teams who fished our 2022 tournament and congratulations to all teams who placed. Click the buttons below to view the results of this year’s CRR Walleye Tournament. (Note: to see FULL results, click the button and start on page 6).
Congrats to this year’s 1st place team…# 153, comprised of the fishing duo Craig Lemieux and Steve Henning. These guys brought in a total 2-day weight of 43.10 #. Amazing! Congrats on taking home that $20,000 prize.