UPCOMING EVENT: TOYOTA SERIES - 2020 - Lake Norman

Vanderweide wins Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour event on Bays de Noc

ESCANABA, Mich. – Joshua Vanderweide of Jenison, Mich., along with his partner, Jerry Miller of Lowell, Ind., caught five walleyes weighing 15 pounds, 12 ounces to win the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour presented by Berkley event on Bays de Noc in Escanaba, Mich. Vanderweide had a four-day total of 14 walleyes weighing 78-14 to net him the win and $100,000. READ MORE »

Overs are easy

Overs are easy

ESCANABA, Mich. – Pro Josh Vanderweide had everything going for him after three days of competition on Lake Michigan’s Bays de Noc. He had a 5-pound lead, an area full of big fish and a state law that allowed anglers to keep only two walleyes per day over 23 inches in length. READ MORE »

Miller cruises to co-angler title

Miller cruises to co-angler title

ESCANABA, Mich. – Three years ago Jerry Miller began prefishing for Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour events with pro Joe McCartin. His first time out, he nailed an 11-pound walleye on the Detroit River. Ever since, he’s been hooked. READ MORE »

Closing the door

Closing the door

ESCANABA, Mich. — The final Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour qualifier on Bays de Noc is Josh Vanderweide’s to lose. The 27-year-old pro has a 5-pound lead and an area all to himself that is loaded with big fish. READ MORE »

The good doctor

The good doctor

ESCANABA, Mich. – The fishermen that wanted a walleye chop finally got their wish and then some. A wild day three at the final Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour qualifier ended with Pete Harsh claiming the Land O’Lakes Angler of the Year title and Josh Vanderweide on top of the leaderboard. READ MORE »

Vanderweide leads Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour event on Bays de Noc

ESCANABA, Mich. – Joshua Vanderweide of Jenison, Mich., along with his partner, Timothy Tice of Barryton, Mich., caught five walleyes weighing 26 pounds, 1 ounce to lead day three of the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour presented by Berkley event on Bays de Noc in Escanaba, Mich. Vanderweide now has a three-day catch of 11 walleyes weighing 63-02. He now holds a 5 pound, 3 ounce lead over the second place finisher going into the final day of competition. READ MORE »

Harsh hones in on AOY

Harsh hones in on AOY

ESCANABA, Mich. — It has been a long and trying season for veteran walleye pro Pete Harsh. He’s battled mechanical issues and Lyme’s disease but has persevered and is one step away from claiming the Land O’Lakes Angler of the Year title on the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour. READ MORE »

Byle busts loose

Byle busts loose

ESCANABA, Mich. – Pat Byle has been walleye fishing for nearly three decades, and he considers Bays de Noc his favorite place to wet a line. That’s somewhat odd considering four dozen pros zeroed on the same body of water Thursday. While most are struggling, Byle continues to put walleyes in the boat – taking the overall lead halfway through the tourney. READ MORE »

Byle leads Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour event on Bays de Noc

ESCANABA, Mich. – Pro Pat Byle of Colgate, Wis., caught five walleyes weighing 19 pounds, 13 ounces Thursday to take the lead in the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour presented by Berkley event on Bays de Noc in Escanaba, Mich., with a two-day total of 10 walleyes weighing 39-14. READ MORE »

Winds of change

Winds of change

ESCANABA, Mich. – Fifty-two. It’s the mind-boggling number of anglers who zeroed on day one of the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour event on Bays de Noc. For some, the fishing was good. For others, it was downright awful. But the wind is changing directions and it will likely change fortunes as well. READ MORE »

Schilling fills his pots

Schilling fills his pots

ESCANABA, Mich. – To borrow a phrase from the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” pro Chad Schilling was on the crab on day one of the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour regular-season finale. While 52 of the best anglers in the world zeroed on Bays de Noc, Schilling stuck a nice limit early and culled his way to 22 pounds, 4 ounces. READ MORE »

Schilling leads Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour event on Bays de Noc

ESCANABA, Mich. – Pro Chad Schilling of Akaska, S.D., and co-angler Kim Knudson of Glendive, Mont., caught five walleyes weighing 22 pounds, 4 ounces to lead day one of the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour presented by Berkley tournament on Bays de Noc in Escanaba, Mich. The pair now holds a 1-pound, 9-ounce lead over their closest rivals in the nationally televised tournament that features 248 competitors fishing for top awards of $100,000 in the Pro Division and $20,000 in the Co-angler Division. READ MORE »

Worthless slots

Worthless slots

ESCANABA, Mich. – In tournament walleye fishing, getting a limit of five fish each day is imperative. That was the case at the first three Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour qualifiers of the year on Lake Erie, Lake Sharpe and Cass Lake. But on Lake Michigan’s Bays de Noc, going for a limit is strictly optional. READ MORE »

Pundits’ Picks Walleye: Bays de Noc

Pundits’ Picks Walleye: Bays de Noc

Just as the FLW Walleye Tour completed its third leg of the season on Cass Lake, so did Pundits’ Picks Walleye – a recurring pretournament column featuring the most competitive collection of walleye prognosticators in the land. In northern Minnesota, the Pro Division held their own – a surprising outcome considering two Staff Division pundits were raised in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. READ MORE »