37th Annual Walleye Weekend dangles $37,000 Grand Prize

Thu 5-2-2019 Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Walleye Weekend is about to get underway, KUOO's Becky Thoreson has details:

37th Annual Walleye Weekend dangles $37,000 Grand Prize

The 37th Annual Walleye Weekend marks the unofficial kick-off to the season in the Iowa Great Lakes.

Iowa Great Lakes Chamber Director of Membership and Events Kylie Zankowski says, this year's top prize is $37,000.  "So this year there's ten tagged walleye that are dispersed throughout the Iowa Great Lakes.  If you catch one of those ten tagged walleye and you're registered for Walleye Weekend, and you catch that anytime from midnight on Saturday until noon on Sunday, you're the lucky winner of $37,000.  Those fish are still available to be caught throughout the summer season so, all the way to August 31st after the weekend ends at noon on Sunday, if you catch one of those 10 tagged Walleye and you're registered for the extended contest, you will receive a portion of the registration."  

She adds that registration will close at the stroke of midnight on Friday.  "Registration cuts off on Friday, May 3rd at 11:59 pm, so you want to make sure you're registered for both the weekend and the extended, both registrations close.  They can do that online or they can stop at a few different places around the community, Fisherman's Factory Outlet, Great Lakes Marine, Kabele's Trading Post, Oh Shuck's and Stan's. Otherwise, they can also stop at the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber office, as well."

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