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Camp Walleye / Fishing Family Fun Day 2022
The 22nd “Camp Walleye” and “Fishing for Family Fun Days” are in the books for year.
Over the years Camp Walleye has evolved and most recently become a one-day camp for kids and a second day encouraging families to camp and enjoy a family fun fishing day. This year we had as many families involved with “Fishing Family fun Day” as kids involved in Camp Walleye and love that families spent their weekend outdoors and learning about the sport of fishing. This year the weather was a cooker! With the assistance of water and liquid IV’s the approaching 100 degrees did not detour our boat captains and campers. They were troopers.
Camp Walleye housed 36 kids and 5 chaperons who boarded the bus at 6am from Great Falls and arrived at Tiber close to 8:30 am ready to fish. The fish bit was also hot with over 421 fish caught that day. 300 walleye, 101 perch, 7 Northern Pike, 12 Misc. fish and 1 trout. No question why it is called Camp Walleye! Awards and dinner were served and the bus loaded back up at around 8:30 pm making it back to Great Falls close to 10. As always our chaperons reported a much quieter bus ride as many were very tired and with new digits of friends made that day.
28” Walleye by Savatore Bergeron
32.25” Northern Pike by Christian Dabbdoub – Olivera
13” Perch by Wyatt Smith
11” Trout by Khole Nash
29” Carp (Misc. Fish) by Cooper Fairbanks
As always, we cannot stress that camp would not happen without our committed boat captains. No camper was left out of catching fish this year and even more amazing was that several kids caught over 25 fish themselves in the one day. OUTSTANDING!!!
Family Fun Day also was a hit with many groups catching fish. The day began early with a great breakfast and lunch served by the famous marina catering and red spoons ladies. The day was capped off with an awards ceremony at the end after lunch and some parting words from the coordinators of the day.
This camps mission has always been about teaching the youth of our state about the sport of fishing and what you can do if you have good work ethics. A huge thank you to all who donate, participate, volunteer!
Camp Walleye / Fishing Family Fun Day 2021
“Camp Walleye” and “Fishing for Family Fun Days” are in the books for another year. This was the events 21st year.
This event has changed a lot in the last 21 years biggest change happened on its 20th year. Camp Walleye went from a 2 night camp to a 1 day camp and a second day Family fun day and derby. This change happened mainly because of Covid last year. But with this change there was an evolution of the function. We had seen an evolution of kids who didn’t enjoy sleeping in tents and without their family. So with the foresight of the Camp Walleye Committee we made a change for the future. One day camp for kids and encouraging their families to come camp with us and enjoy a family day and fishing derby. This has been well received by many families. This year we had as many families involved with “Fishing Family fun Day” as kids involved in Camp Walleye. We hope in the future this will continue.
Camp Walleye had over 30 kids enrolled and kids boarded Busses at 6 am from Great Falls and arrived at Tiber at 8 am ready to fish. WOW what a cooker temps approaching 100 degrees we cooked everyone involved. But also had a very hot bite with over 315 fish caught one day. This included 210 walleye, 96 perch, 2 Northern Pike, 6 trash fish and 1 trout. Any question why is called Camp Walleye.
Breakdown of Fish Caught
26” Walleye by Johnathan Neujahr
28” Northern Pike by Rylan Frank
13” Perch by Vin Stevens
11” Trout by Christain Dabdoub-Olivera
21” Sucker by Cooper Fairbanks
The Camp has changed significantly because of the change in structure the main change is the increased age so now Camp is for kids 11 to 17. Almost any child that wanted to attend was welcomed and we hope this to increase a camp goes on.
Fishing Family Fun Day went off great with many people catching fish . ”Fishing Family Fun Day” is just this a day for people to meet others have a great breakfast and lunch with fishing friends go out on the lake fish come together and tell fish stories together. We hope this activity continues to grow with more people participating with there family and friends joining together for a great weekend of fishing and fun.
Townsend – BOR and WU team up to teach kids to fish – June 5th
Two monsters caught back to back by Ty
Ty Hinderager sent in these photos of 11 year old Keelan McGurran at Tiber Reservoir. The second walleye he’s ever caught and it’s a 27 incher followed a little while later by a 25 incher.
Flathead Chapter Kids Day – 2021
We have been active this Winter in spite of Covid. We handed out over 400 rod reel combos to youngsters that fished in 5 local ice fishing tourneys, and another 3-400 at the Expo Sports show at the fairgrounds in Kalispell.
Northeast (Plentywood) Kids Day – 2021
We hosted another successful (unless you count catching fish) Kid’s fishing day on January 31st, 2021 with many in attendance (pictures are from this event). Much fun was had by all, lots of sledding, hot chocolate, and hot dogs
Walleyes Unlimited kids day at Home Run Pond – June 2019