Online registration now open for 38th Walleye Weekend

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Calling all fishermen and women. Get ready to kick off the 2020 walleye season in the Iowa Great Lakes during the 38th Annual Walleye Weekend on May 2-3. Forming memories with friends and family during the fun weekend is reason enough to get excited, but there is one other aspect that shouldn't be forgotten: the $38,000 grand prize.

The cost of the tournament is $25 for entrants aged 16 and older, and $15 for those aged 15 and younger. The extended contest is only an additional $15 and allows you to continue to fish for one of the tagged walleye through Aug. 31. The first walleye caught during the extended contest heads home with 20% of the proceeds generated from the contest, the second receives 15% and the third receives 10%.

Walleye Weekend officially begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, and concludes at noon on Sunday, May 3. There will be an awards luncheon at the Dickinson County Expo Building in Spirit Lake beginning at noon on Sunday. The luncheon is free to those who registered in the tournament, and it is just $5 for the general public.

In addition to the tagged walleye, there are also fantastic prizes for the heaviest stringer of three walleye, heaviest northern pike, heaviest stringer of five panfish, and heaviest stringer of 10 bullhead. Well over $3,500 in prizes for the largest fish contests will be presented during the awards luncheon on Sunday at the Dickinson County Expo Building as well as $1,000 in Chamber Bucks and merchandise prizes from chamber members.

Visit to get registered. Registration forms will also be available at local bait shops beginning in March.

If your business is interested in sponsoring this event or donating items to be a part of the awards luncheon on Sunday, please contact or call 712-332-2107. For more information regarding the 38th Annual Walleye Weekend, please visit or call 712-332-2107.

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