Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Walleye Weekend 2016

Walleye Weekend will be held at Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac June 10-12. The event is centered around the Mercury National Walleye Tournament that features over 200 Mercury powered fishing boats and some of the biggest names in Walleye fishing! Keith Kavajecz, Host of The Next Bite TV show and professional angler, will be emceeing the weigh-in on both Saturday and Sunday.

Anglers have 2 days to catch the heaviest overall bag of 10 Walleyes to have their chance at winning over $10,000 in cash! Anglers are allowed to place 7 Walleyes into their live wells but can only weigh 5 per day which makes for tough on the water decisions when a marginal sized Walleye is caught early in the day! If you have never attended a weigh in, I would highly recommend checking it out on Sunday as a winner will be crowned!

There are plenty of things to do at Walleye Weekend other than fishing as well! There will be children’s entertainment and activities, adult sports tournaments (Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, and Strongman), Yoga on the island, Boss of the Moss putting competition, Familyland, and even the UW marching band will march at Noon on Sunday! For more specific information on all of these great events head to 


There will also be great food and refreshments, including the world’s largest Walleye Fry! If you are looking to catch some live music, there will be live music on multiple stages! Jackyl (Southern Rock Band) will be headlining on the main stage on Saturday, June 11 at 8:30pm!

 As for my winning Walleye weight prediction, I am guessing that it will take right around 40 pounds to win! Get out and enjoy the summer at Lakeside Park this coming weekend, fun will be had by all!

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