Aquatic Invasive Species Legislation proposal

[08.07.2018]

Montana Walleyes Unlimited is asking all boaters and anglers send comments via email or letter AGAINST the below proposal from EQC on funding for AIS. By reviewing the chart below it shows that we are the ones paying to fund the majority of this program. We all share the waters but not the cost to fund projects equally. We all support the AIS programs, but request equal funding.

EQC is accepting more public comments through September 12th and will review all comments prior to their meeting September 12-13 and take them into consideration before full legislation in 2019.

The EQC proposes a new funding structure for Montana’s AIS programs as noted in the chart below. Currently, hydroelectric fees provide $3.7 million in annual funding and the Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Pass purchased by anglers generates about $3 million per year. The EQC instead proposes using a combination of general fund and angler, migratory game bird hunter, and watercraft fees to provide future funding.



Send comments to: Legislative Services Division
attn: Hope Stockwell
PO Box 201704, Helena, MT 59620
or
Email: hstockwell@mt.gov - please include 'AIS funding proposal’ in the subject line.

New Lunker Club!

[07.27.2018]

Kala Pedersen caught this brute of a walleye out of the Milk river on July 14th. It weighed 11.12lbs and was 30.25in long! Welcome to the Lunker club Kala!

Fort Peck Series Leaders

[07.27.2018]

Below are the top 10 overall leaders from the Fort Peck Series Walleye Challenge. Click on the attachment below to review Adult Child and Mixed Couples leaders. There is 1 tournament left, good luck to all participants! Top 10 overall
Wilcox, Wayne - 196.97 points - 100.33 lbs
Strohm, Cody - 192.93 points - 95.26 lbs
Grotjohn, Chris - 192.43 points - 92.16 lbs
Rose, Andy - 187.35 points - 76.67 lbs
Rose, Sam - 187.35 points - 76.67 lbs
Mehling, Roy - 180.45 points - 83.38 lbs
Loudon, Bryce - 177.81 points - 66.68 lbs
Loudon, Colby - 177.81 points - 66.68 lbs
Oyloe, Marty - 174.73 points - 64.09 lbs
Harper, Austin - 171.65 points - 61.22 lbs

Click here for the official results!

September State Meeting

[07.07.2018]

Next State meeting will be September 29th in Great Falls. There is a block of rooms held at the Holiday Inn (1100 5th St S) for our fall meeting. We will have dinner Friday night and breakfast Saturday morning, agenda will be posted closer to the event. Rooms will be $89 plus tax and can be reserved for Friday and/or Saturday night at that rate. The hotel number is 406-727-7200.

Camp Walleye - August 17-19

[06.11.2018]

Great Falls Walleyes Unlimited will be hosting a Kids’ Fishing Camp on August 17-19 at Tiber Reservoir. They will be accepting 50 applicants from boys or girls from ages 11-15. Included in the 3 day, 2 night camp are safety courses, on and off water activities, and a Fish, Wildlife and Parks sponsored safety course. Seminars on fishing techniques, technologies, strategies, uses of current fishing technologies, and spinner making are planned.
Contact Pat Volkmar: 590-8425 or Jenn Volkmar 788-6314 with any questions.

2018 Camp Walleye Application

2018 Walleye Tournaments

[07.27.2018] FORT PECK WALLEYE CIRCUIT
HELL CREEK TOURNAMENT
JULY 28-29 (Sat & Sun)
Rules meeting July 20th – 7:00PM
Fort Peck Reservoir
Maximum 100 - 2 person teams
Entry Fee - $200 per Team
HELL CREEK APPLICATION 2018



OTHER MONTANA WALLEYE TOURNAMENTS
JOHN ARNOLD DERBY
August 25th
Hauser Lake
$40/Team
JOHN ARNOLD APPLICATION 2018

YELLOWSTONE RIVER CLASSIC
Entry Fees: $100 Per Team
When: September 22, 2018 8:00am-4:00pm
Where: Derby Headquarters: Roche Juan Boat Ramp, Miles City, MT

YELLOWSTONE RIVER CLASSIC 2018