2022 Montana Circuit Kickoff
News for 2022 from the Montana Walleye Circuit!
Hope all is well after the New Years for each of you, your friends, and family. We are planning for the 2022 Montana Walleye Circuit and awaiting approval of the four fishing tournaments from the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission when they meet in January. We are moving forward, confident that the tournaments will be approved as submitted. The Crooked Creek Classic will be held at the Fort Peck Marina on May 13/14 (Friday, Saturday), Fresno on June 11/12, Canyon Ferry on June 25/26, and Tiber on July 16/17. Three of the four tournaments will be using the Alternative Scoring Format which was utilized at Fresno and Tiber this past year. Canyon Ferry will continue to using weigh boats. The biggest change if approved, will be the location of the Crooked Creek Classic. Tournament director Slim Craig applied to hold the tournament at Fort Peck Dam. Tournament boundaries will be the ENTIRE Lake, and it will be held on Friday and Saturday so that two equal days, 7 am till 5 pm, are possible. In spite of low water levels, we appreciate his Slim continuing as the tournament director for the Crooked Creek Classic, and I assure you it will be a great tournament and it will fill very quickly!
ON another note–the annual meeting of Walleyes Unlimited and the State Awards Banquet will be held on February 18 and 19, 2022 in Lewistown at the Fergus County Trade Center. There is a block of rooms available until January 18 at the Yogo Inn. Their number is 406-535-8721. Tickets are available now and are $40 each or $300 for a table of eight if you would like to be a table sponsor. Table sponsors will automatically be put into a special drawing that will be a nice prize!!
There will be a no-host social on Friday night, February 18, at the Yogo Inn, 211 East Main, beginning at 1900 hours.
Saturday Morning, February 19th, there will be breakfast served at the Eagles Club, 124 West Main Street, beginning at 0730 prior to the WUM State Business meeting at 0800 hours for those needing or wanting to attend.
Doors will open at 1700 hours on Saturday Evening January 19th for the State Banquet and Awards at the Fergus Coutny Trade Center, you won’t want to miss it! We are also planning on having a couple boats on display for your pleasure as well!!
We are looking forward to 2022!!