The 39th Annual Walleye Weekend was an enjoyable and successful kick-off to the Walleye season in the Iowa Great Lakes Area.
Although a tagged walleye wasn’t caught and the Grand Prize wasn’t awarded, the weekend turned out to be a record-breaking achievement thanks to the fantastic weather and the turnout of 2,246 anglers from 20 different states.
We would like to congratulate and thank everyone who was involved in the efforts that went into making the weekend a success.
Thank you to our sponsors: The City of Arnolds Park, Fisherman’s Factory Outlet, Great Lakes Marine Service and Sales, Inc., Oak Hill Outdoor, Pure Fishing, Alliant Energy, Okoboji Inn & Suites, MC22 Northwest Iowa, Stan’s Bait & Tackle, and Okoboji Motor Company.
Additional thanks to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Dickinson County Cattlemen, Waterfront Grille & Event Center, CC Screen Printing, and the Dickinson County Fairgrounds for contributing to another successful year as well asKUOO Campus Radio, Newsradio 1240 KICD, KILR-FM (Estherville), MC22 Northwest Iowa, The Dickinson County News, Lakes News Shopper and Vacation Okoboji for their promotions of the event.
Thank you to all bait shops and weigh-in stations that we are fortunate enough to work with: Fisherman’s Factory Outlet, Oak Hill Outdoor, Kabele’s Trading Post & Lodge, Stan’s Bait & Tackle. Thank you to Pure Fishing for generously donating over $3,500 in prizes for our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the heaviest fish categories.
Thank you as well to the many Chamber members who donated a variety of items to the prize packages given out at the Awards Luncheon. With your help, we were able to award over 100 raffle prizes!
Thank you to the dedicated Iowa Navy Commodores and other volunteers for their time spent registering participants late into the night on Friday and for their additional help at the Awards Luncheon on Sunday.
Thank you to ALL of you for taking part in the 39th Annual Walleye Weekend. Mark your calendars for the 40th Annual Walleye Weekend May 7-8, 2022!
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