Saturday, December 10, 2016
Banks Lake Drawdown Pictures
Banks Lake Drawdown Pictures
These pictures were taken by the Bureau of Reclamation, thanks to Northwest Sportsman for the assist on the pictures!

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The Northwest Walleye Circuit 2015

Walleyes Unlimited Northwest is excited to announce the formation of a new tournament trail in the Pacific Northwest. The Northwest Walleye Circuit was created at the request of the current anglers to provide a more diverse selection of fisheries that would appeal to a wider range of anglers and make it easier for first time fishermen to get involved in competitive fishing. The consolidation of the two existing trails in the Northwest provides an excellent mix of big river and reservoir fishing and we expect some great results. With a new angler of the year format and a true championship at the end of the season competition should be fierce. The 2015 schedule will be as follows;
1. Umatilla March 28-29
2. Potholes Reservoir May 2-3
3. Banks Lake May 16-17
4. Kettle Falls June 27-28
5. Umatilla July 11-12
6. Championship
Tri Cities August 8-9

There will also be a wild card open at Moses Lake June 6-7 the top 3 finishers at this event will automatically qualify for the championship.

You must fish a minimum of three events to qualify for the championship and be a member of Walleyes Unlimited Northwest. Membership will be $60 annually per individual and you may join anytime before fishing your 3rd event. All monies collected,less minor expenses,will be added to the purse at the championship and angler of the year. We have also been awarded 5% of the purse at every regular season event by the tournament directors,these monies will be paid out 100% at the championship.

Angler of the year has been restructured to the following system; First place will be awarded 150 points, second 149 points and so on down to last place. Your best four finishes will be totaled at the last regular season event. The championship will not count towards angler of the year. The 2015 angler of the year will receive free entry into the following years events.

While we are not responsible for individual events outside of the championship, the support of the directors of all the individual events has been a key part of putting this circuit together and we would like to thank them and all of the current sponsors for their cooperation as we try to move walleye tournament fishing forward in the Pacific Northwest.

Anyone interested in fishing or with questions about the circuit is welcome to contact the angler advisory board at the links provided. Questions about individual events should be addressed to the director of that event. We hope to see everyone on the water soon.

Freezeout 2012

This year’s Freezeout is just a couple of weeks away. We will be hitting Lake Roosevelt again this year out of Kettle Falls. Call Debbie and make your reservations at the Kettle Falls In, (509-738-6514).

We will be doing our shore lunch on Saturday the 25th. It’s a potluck so feel free to bring something to add. I sure hope Disco Dan does his fish tacos, they are the best!

Last year we got hit by an Alaska style cold front that whipped us pretty good. But we had about 20 or so diehards braved the 15 degree weather, and we caught some fish too! I think that this year we should see more normal temps, but you never know what Mother Nature will have in store for us.
Keep your jig hooks sharp, and set the hook!


Snake River Walleye Classic


Snake river Walleye Classic

Terry Ryckman & Cal Winstead

The first annual Snake River Walleye Classic Tournament will be held by the Walla Walla Walleye Club & Walleye Anglers Unlimited. This Two Day Tournament Located on the Snake River between Lower Monumental dam and Little Goose dam will be hosted out of Lyons Ferry Marina at the KOA Campground.

The basic entry fee for this tournament is $200.00 for a two person team. There are option pots for big fish each day and total weight each day. Each of these option pots will be $50.00. The option pots will be paid out at 100%.

 On-Site Registration will be from 9 am until 6 pm, Friday, September 30th at the marina.  The Driver’s Meeting will begin promptly at 6:30 pm.  At least one team member must attend the Driver’s Meeting.

There will be an Early Bird prize; All entries received by September 24th will be eligible for Early Bird Prizes that will be drawn during the Driver’s Meeting.

Tournament Headquarters will be at the Lyons Ferry Marina and KOA campground on Highway 261 where it crosses the Snake River 10 miles west of Starbuck. 

 You can download the entry form here.

Banks Lake Drawdown

Joe Heater, the last to launch at Banks Lake

Well, it’s started and it won’t be long before most all Launches will be high and dry. The drawdown started August 1st and will continue till Halloween where it is estimated that the lake should be 30 feet below full pool. Banks lake full pool elevation is 1570′, and the only boat ramp that will be accessible after the lake is drawn down will be at Coulee Playland Resort.  Four wheel drive is recommended for launching as the approach to the ramp is gravel, and muddy depending on conditions.


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