2021 Walleyes Unlimited of Montana Fort Peck Championship Series

Whit Rush from Wolf Point captured the 2021 Ft Peck Championship Series Angler of the Year award by winning the Rock Creek Tournament with Kris Keller and placing 3rd in the Montana Governor’s Cup with his wife Carly. Kris Keller, also from Wolf Point finished in 2nd place with the first place finish at Rock Creek with Whit and a 2nd place finish at Hell Creek with Cody Strohm from Richey. Stuart Law from Glasgow came in 3rd after a 6th place finish at The Gov Cup with Tyson Kleppelid from Circle and winning the Hell Creek Tournament with Scott Swanson, also of Glasgow, incidentally with an extremely impressive weight of 80.92 pounds. All of these awards are based on the best finish in two out of three events. This year we awarded a brand new prize and it’s based on the top finisher for all three events. This year’s Top Gun Award was won by Kris Keller with his 1st place at Rock, 21st place at Gov Cup and 2nd place at Hell Creek. A big thanks to Todd Koessl from K2 Laserworks for the awesome prize. The Team of Year was won by Jason Eggebrecht and Ross Lien both from Ft Peck. The two anglers won the Governor’s Cup for the second year in a row with an also impressive 74.47 pounds and finished in 5th place at Hell Creek. Zeik Gordan from Belgrade and Owen Wilcox of Laurel grabbed the second place award and also won the Adult/Child Competition. Coming in third was Mike Wenz and Marley Ziegler, both from Gillette, Wyoming. I was going to say it appeared like a home field advantage to the northeastern Montana folks but the guys from other parts of Montana and Wyoming proved me wrong, again. The second place team for Adult/Child was Jaxsen and Jesse Rueter from Sidney.

The Mixed/Couple award was won by Joyce and Willy Hammar from Malta who fished all three events together and their scores from Gov Cup and Hell Creek propelled them to their win. Second place was won by Cierra and Colby Loudon from Circle who fished Rock Creek and Hell Creek. Third place was nailed down by Dayle and Eric Stahl from Laurel who also fished all three events.

The largest Walleye Caught and released was pulled in by Jason Eggebrecht and Ross Lien on Day 2 of the Governor’s Cup and was a 32.25” and 13.69 pound beast. Congratulations to all the top finishing anglers. Awards will be given out at the Walleyes Unlimited State banquet next spring in Miles City. Thanks go out to all of our sponsors, the three tournaments, the Marina’s, the Patrol Boats, all of the volunteers, and all of the anglers. Look for the announcement of a potential brand new event for next year, too.

2021 Fort Peck Series Results

All new Fort Peck Championship Series Award for 2021! Top Gun Award,
donated by Todd Koessl of K2Laserworks to the top scoring angler who fishes all three Fort Peck tournaments – Rock Creek, MT Governor’s Cup and Hell Creek.

Fort Peck Series Applications
Rock Creek June 5 – 6
Gov Cup – July 8-11
Hell Creek – July 24-25