UPCOMING EVENT: TOYOTA SERIES - 2020 - Dale Hollow Lake

The pride of Peshtigo

The pride of Peshtigo

OCONTO, Wis. – Steve Paulsen is no stranger to either Green Bay or tournament walleye fishing. He’s competed in several national team events and years ago fished the Wisconsin Division of the FLW Walleye League. But up until this week, he’d never fished a National Guard FLW Walleye Tour event. Fast forward three days and the Peshtigo, Wis., native is the talk of town after a $55,000 win. READ MORE »

Paulsen wins National Guard FLW Walleye Tour event on Green Bay

OCONTO, Wis. – Pro Stephen Paulsen of Peshtigo, Wis., and co-angler Joe Ebel of Waukesha, Wis., caught five walleyes weighing 32 pounds, 6 ounces to win the National Guard FLW Walleye Tour tournament presented by Evinrude on Green Bay. Paulsen had a three-day catch of 15 walleyes weighing 92-5. He won by more than 11-pounds over his closest competitor, Danny Plautz, in event featuring anglers from 17 states and Canada. Paulsen took home $55,000 for his efforts. READ MORE »

Bucking the south trend

Bucking the south trend

OCONTO, Wis. – When the National Guard FLW Walleye Tour event on Green Bay began, most assumed the tournament would be won south of Oconto in the Geano’s Reef area. While several pros made the top-10 cutoff there, the first- and second-place anglers are running east. What they’re finding is water all to themselves and potentially tournament-winning fish. READ MORE »

Paulsen pounds em’

Paulsen pounds em’

OCONTO, Wis. – Steve Paulsen spends roughly five days a week guiding on the walleye rich waters of Lake Michigan’s Green Bay. Leading up to the National Guard FLW Walleye Tour event the Peshtigo, Wis., native put in even more time on the water. But his practice days could best be described as rollercoasters and once the tournament commenced he didn’t know what to expect. READ MORE »

Paulsen leads National Guard FLW Walleye Tour event on Green Bay

OCONTO, Wis. – Pro Stephen Paulsen of Peshtigo, Wis., and co-angler Chad Wilz of Appleton, Wis., caught five walleyes weighing 32 pounds, 5 ounces Friday to propel Paulsen into the lead at the National Guard FLW Walleye Tour tournament on Green Bay. Paulsen now has a two-day catch of 10 walleyes weighing 59-15 and a 1-pound, 3-ounce lead over second place pro Ryan Jirik going into the final day of competition. Anglers from 17 states and Canada are fishing for top awards of up to $63,000 in the Pro Division and up to $10,500 in the Co-angler Division. READ MORE »

Dempsey leads National Guard FLW Walleye Tour event on Green Bay

OCONTO, Wis. – Pro Ryan Dempsey of Oneida, Wis. and co-angler Boyd Strissel of Billings, Mont., brought in five walleyes weighing 30 pounds, 10 ounces Thursday to lead day one of the National Guard FLW Walleye Tour tournament on Green Bay. The pair holds a very narrow 1-ounce lead over their closest rivals in an event featuring 141 pros and 141 co-anglers representing 17 states and Canada fishing for top awards of $63,000 in the Pro Division and $10,500 in the Co-angler Division. READ MORE »

Dempsey’s day on the Bay

Dempsey’s day on the Bay

OCONTO, Wis. – A late alewife spawn couple with unusually high temperatures led to an inconsistent bite on day one of the National Guard FLW Walleye Tour event on Green Bay. Most were surprised to see only three weights in the 30s. But it was even more surprising to see a Tour newbie take the early lead. READ MORE »

Oconto offers options

Oconto offers options

OCONTO, Wis. – Lake Michigan’s Green Bay is no stranger to hosting professional walleye tournaments, but most events are launched either out of the north end near Escanaba, Mich., or on the south end in the city of Green Bay itself. Depending on where the best bite is taking place, long runs are common on the bay. But the third National Guard FLW Walleye Tour event of the 2011 season is launching out of Oconto, Wis., the perfect in-between location for runs in either direction. READ MORE »