Location
Date
Time
Sponsor
Additional information and History
       
Walley & Perch fishing tournament -- Hubbard lake January 28th, 2017 7AM - 8PM TBWC & Side Door Bait & Tackle
Reel Fun Ice Fishing Tournament -- Grand lake February 25, 2017 Noon - 3PM River Center Information
1 Hubbard Lake -- DNR East Bay May 06, 2017 6PM - 2AM TBWC History
2 Houghton Lake South end DNR launch May 21, 2017 7AM - 3PM TBWC History
3 Long Lake - Long Lake Park June 11, 2017 7AM - 3PM TBWC History
*4 Nites Eyes Thunder Bay -- Alpena Boat Harbor June 16th & 17th, 2017 6PM - 1AM TBWC (Public) Information ,History
5 Thunder Bay -- Alpena Boat Harbor July 9, 2017 7AM - 3PM TBWC History
Michigan Brown Trout 2 Day Walleye Tournament -- Alpena Boat Harbor July 22nd & 23rd 2017 TBD MWT(no points) Information
6 Rockport - Rockport Launch August 6, 2017 7AM - 3PM TBWC History
7 Tawas City -- DNR Launch on 23 near police post August 20, 2017 7AM - 3PM TBWC History
8 Hubbard Lake -- DNR Launch East Bay September 10, 2017 7AM - 3PM TBWC History
9 Thunder Bay -- Alpena Harbor September 24, 2017 7AM - 3PM TBWC History
         
Grand Lake -- DNR Launch South End TBWC History
Mullet Lake -- DNR Launch North end TBWC History
Thunder Bay -- Alpena Harbor     TBWC History
Detour -- Detour DNR launch TBWC History
Hubbard Lake -- Boat Launch North End     TBWC History
Thunder Bay -- Alpena Boat Harbor     TBWC History
St. Marys River -- Sault Ste Marie     TBWC History
Lake Huron -- Harrisville     TBWC History
Hot Bite Location (Hubbard lake)     TBWC History
Mullet Lake -- Launch at Aloha State Park TBWC History

The above schedule is subject to change please check back for updates on times, dates and locations.



The Thunder Bay Walleye Club awards points for fish caught during our tournaments, at the anual banquet the club awards the angler of the year. This link will show the current standings.

Angler Of the Year Standings



NON NUMBERED TOURNAMENTS ARE NO POINT TOURNEYS.

* NITE EYES ENTRY IS $100.00 PER BOAT for both nights, 6 ROD LIMIT, NO LIMIT ON # OF CONTESTANTS ON THE BOAT

Rules for Club Tournaments

ENTRY

1. Each boat must contain at least one TBWC member for club tournaments. A non-member may fish only one club contest before becoming a member.

2. 16 and under may fish more than one time. Membership is not required.

3. If the 16 and under is 1 of only 2 in the boat entry fee must be paid for all.

4. You must sign up everyone in the boat including those 16 and under PRIOR to launching. There will be a sign-up sheet attached to a pickup with a bike flag at each event. Failure to sign up will result in forfeiture of any prize money and points toward Angler-of-the-Year for that event. If you have to leave early, please leave your money in the sigh-up folder in the envelope provided.

5. Entry fee is $25.00 for each participant except those 16 and under. Payment for the tournament is made at sign-in.

6. You must be at the weigh-in site past the check in boat at the finish time although you may launch anytime after the start time.

 

ROD LIMIT and OTHER CONDITIONS

1. 6 Rod limit per boat, All MDNR fishing rules apply.

PAYOUT

1. 20% of the total entry less the $100.00 bonus will be withheld from each event as follows:

A. One-half (10% of the total purse) is held for the tournament fund to pay for trophy plaques and expenses.

B. One-half (10% of the total purse) is held for banquet prizes to be awarded to all club tournament contestants.

C. A $100.00 bonus will be paid for the largest walleye prior to the 20% withholding.

2. 80% of the total entry less the $100.00 bonus will be paid to the first 3 places with heaviest weight of 5 fish according to the following: 60% to 1st place…..25% to 2nd place…..15% to 3rd place.

3. Any remaining monies left from the tournament fund and any places not paid will go toward the Angler-of-the-Year.

 

POINTS

Point count toward Angler of the Year will be determined by the total weight of five (5) fish for each boat. Points will be normalized based on the heaviest weight caught equaling 100 points. Subsequent places receive points based on a percent of their weight compared to the winning weight (winning weight=100%=100pts...…see examples). We will no longer have points for big fish, limits or show points. The boats will receive points as follows: Example:

 

Tournament 1

Tournament 2
Raw Weight
Points Raw Weight
Points
Boat 1 30 lbs (100%)
100.0 Boat 1 12.3 lbs
100.0
Boat 2 28 lbs (93.3%)
93.3 Boat 2 2.2 lbs
17.9
Boat 3 27 lbs (90%)
90.0 Boat 3 1.5 lbs
12.2
Boat 4 26 lbs (86.7%)
86.0 Boat 4 1.2 lbs
9.8
Boat 5 15 lbs (50%)
50.0 Boat 5 0
0
Boat 6 1.5 lbs (5%)
5.0 Boat 6 0
0

 

ACCUMULATION OF POINTS

Five (5) contests will be counted for Angler-of-the-Year points. In the case of a tie within a team, the team will decide AOY. In the case of a tie not among a team, the tie will be broken by the number of 1st place finishes, followed by 2nd place finishes, followed by 3rd place finishes, etc.

Awards

The anglers on the winning team of each club tournament will receive a plaque. The Angler-of-the-Year will be awarded a TBWC membership, money not spent on trophies, current club jacket, a hat along with a traveling trophy that will pass on to the top angler each subsequent year. All awards will be presented at the annual banquet.

THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE WILL MAKE THE FINAL DETERMINATION IN ANY CONDITION NOT COVERED ABOVE.

A $50.00 PROTEST FEE WILL BE CHARGED FOR ALL PROTESTS. THE FEE WILL BE REFUNDED IF YOU PREVAIL.

A 3 PERSON TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE WILL BE SELECTED FROM 3 DIFFERENT BOATS TO RESOLVE ANY PROTEST.

IF ONE OR MORE OF THE TOURNAMENT COMMETTEE PERSONS ARE PART OF A BOAT(S) PROTESTING AN ALTERNATE(S) WILL BE SELECTED AT THE TIME OF THE PROTEST.