Montana Walleyes Unlimited Legislative Update


Click on the link below to see all bills Bob Gilbert is tracking in the 2019 legislation process.

Walleyes Unlimited Legislative Preference List

If you would like to comment on any bill please use this link as a way to get your voices heard. Select the appropriate "committee" and bill number and select, for or against, and add your comments.

Today is Day 32 of the 2019 Legislative Session. Here is your weekly update on the status of invasive species-related legislation. All hearings are open to the public, and interested persons are able to provide comment during the public comment portion of the hearing agenda. Written comments may also be submitted to the committee staff.

Invasive Species Legislative Weekly Update

UMR Spawning Results And Next Steps


FWP to hold meeting on upper Missouri River reservoir plan survey results

At a public meeting Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at Montana WILD in Helena, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will present the results of the survey and public input for the Upper Missouri River Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan and discuss next steps.

In 2018, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks held a series of public meetings and conducted an online survey to solicit input for the Upper Missouri River Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan. The management plan guides fisheries management on Canyon Ferry, Hauser and Holter reservoirs and two Missouri River sections.

The current management plan expires in 2019. A previous draft of the plan presented to the Fish and Wildlife Commission in October was rejected due to lack of public input.

To gather input, FWP launched an online survey and hosted open houses in Great Falls, Bozeman and Helena. Nearly 1,200 respondents provided more than 4,000 individual comments to the online survey, and more than 150 people participated in the open houses. FWP will use this information to guide the next steps to update the plan.

2019 Banquet and Tournaments


The 2019 Walleye Banquet and Tournament applications are available! We look forward to our new website starting in January! If you have not posted your Chapters Banquet information please send it WU-Webmaster.

Chapter Banquets
STATE BANQUET - Glendive - March 23rd - Eastern Plains Event Center
Moose Lodge - Social Gathering - 6:00POM
Yellowstone River Inn - Breakfast - 8:00, State Meeting starts at 9:00AM
Oasis Bar - Ladies Bingo Brunch - 11:00-2:00, enjoy Bing games, drinks, and Hors d'oeuvres
Banquet - EPEC
1:00 - 3:30 - Guest Speakers and Vendor show
5:00 - No host cocktails and minnow races
7:00 - All you can eat Walleye Dinner
Yellowston River Inn - 406-377-4433
Riverside Inn - 406-377-2349
Astoria Hotel - 406-377-6000
Super 8 - 406-948-1888

Banquet Flyer and contact info
Things to do in Glendive

Great Falls - February 2nd - Montana Expo Park Building
Gallatin/Madison - February 16th - MSU Sub Ballroom
Crooked Creek - February 23rd - Lewistown Trade Center
Billings - March 2nd - Billings Hotel and Convention Center
Flathead - March 9th - Hilton Garden
Plentywood - March 9th - Sheridan County Civic Center
MonDak - combine with Glendive chapter for State banquet
Circle - March 30th - TBD
Northern Wyoming - May - TBD
Glasgow - April 6th - Valley Event Center
Fresno - April 13th - Havre Ice Dome
Upper Yellowstone - April 13th - Fairgrounds
Jordan - April 19th - VFW Hall
Upper Missouri River - May 25th - Helena Civic Center

Montana Circuit
Crooked Creek - May 4-5
Tiber - May 18-19
Fresno - June 8-9
Canyon Ferry - June 22-23
Dual Dandy Entry Form

Fort Peck Circuit
Rock Creek - June 1-2
Gov Cup - July 11-14(FULL)
Hell Creek - July 27-28

Other Tournaments
Womens Glasgow/Fort Peck Womens Tournament - July 20th
Tough Guy Tournament Applications - April 20th
Tough Guy Tournament Rules
Broadwater Rod and Gun Club Walleye Derby - July 13,2019