Contestants may enter as a three person team, the third member must be 18 years or younger or 65 years and older. Any person under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The entry fee will be $160.00 per team which includes the $10.00 annual NEWWA Club membership fee, unless you fished the previous spring tournament.
This will be a standard two day tournament, the first day being on Saturday Sept 26th & finishing up on Sunday Sept 27th. There will be a payout for the two day total combined weight. These payouts will be awarded on Sunday Sept 27th after the completion of the second day. Awards will be given to the top 5 teams. An additional award will be given to the team with the largest move up the placement chart (come back award).
The tournament hours will be from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm each day. Sign in and boat inspections will begin at 6:00 am at the Mule Creek bay boat ramp. A flighted trickle start will be used to start the tournament.
IF GAME AND FISH ALLOW A LIVE RELEASE: Fish fifteen inches (15”) or larger will be measured. Fish will be measured in % inch increments. Each team will be allowed to measure in twelve (12) fish per day with a maximum of five (5) fish in possession at any one time per team. Any fish less than fifteen inches (15”) that are brought into the weigh station will not count towards the team’s weight; however, the short fish will count toward one of the twelve (12) fish maximum for the day. The time the fish spend in the live well will be no more than three (3) hours (The NEWWA strongly recommends weighing in multiple times per day, not to exceed twelve (12) times). Once five (5) walleyes are in the live well, anglers must immediately proceed to a weight station. Fish that are unable to right themselves after weighing shall be declared dead and will be given to the contestant and count towards the anglers possession limit. If any fish is questionable (white gills, soft flesh, sunk in eyes, etc) due to poor handling, these fish will not be counted towards weight but will count towards the twelve (12) fish limit. After teams measure in their fish, one team member will sign to confirm the measurements. IF GAME AND FISH DOES NOT ALLOW A LIVE RELEASE, RULES WILL BE DISCUSSED AT RULES MEETING!! ***Note: there will be no culling allowed!***
A length to weight conversion table will be used for scoring.
Boats will receive an inspection prior to departure at the Mule Creek Bay boat ramp. No boats may have any Walleye on board. Note: If you launch from another ramp, you must be inspected prior to take off. An inspection team will be available on the water at the front of the bay.
Release of Liability; By signing the tournament entry form, all participants agree to the following Release of Liability; We, in consideration being permitted to participate in the NEWWA Walleye tournament, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns hereby release and forever discharge NEWWA from any and every claim, demand known or unknown, death or property damage resulting or to result from any accident which may occur as a result of our participation in the NEWWA Walleye Tournament whether by negligence or otherwise.
Regulations: Each entrant must possess a valid Wyoming fishing license. All contestants must observe U.S. Coast Guard and Wyoming Parks & Historic Sites rules and regulations. Boats must have an attached Coast Guard rating plate. The motor’s horsepower may not exceed the rating. Contestants must comply with all Wyoming Game & Fish regulations.
Artificial & live bait that complies with Wyoming Game & Fish regulations will be allowed.
Each entrant is required to wear a PFD upon take-off each day. Safety at take-off will be everyone’s responsibility.
No alcoholic beverages are allowed in tournament boats.
All boats must follow the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) regulations, if your boat has been in the water that has been infested with and invasive species, such as Zebra Mussels or has been out of state within the previous 30 days, you are required to undergo a mandatory inspection by the Wyoming Game and Fish.
Photo and video release: I agree and understand that any and all photographs or video taken
in the tournament of me, my name and or my boat may be used by the NEWWA, sponsors and or media without my prior consent and royalties.
There will be a rules meeting held at R Place in Pine Haven on Friday Sept 25th at 5:30pm. At least one member of the team must attend. At the rules meeting, the rules will be discussed and the boat numbers will be drawn.
Breaking of any tournament rules will be cause for disqualification of team.
Wyoming law requires any watercraft entering the state from March 1-November 30th each year to be inspected for AIS before launching in Wyoming. Border check stations are closed for the season and will re-open in April 2016. Please contact a Game and Fish Office, Certified Inspection Location, or Private Authorized Inspector to arrange a watercraft inspection. Please contact Greg at 307-683-7715 if you are coming in from out-of-state.