Twin Ports Walleye Association to host fishing tournament

The Twin Ports Walleye Association (TPWA) will host its 6th annual Walleye Fishing Tournament on the St. Louis River May 19-20.

The tournament will start and end at Rice’s Point public boat access located on Garfield Avenue under the Blatnik Bridge. The field of 60 boats with 120 fishermen/women has already started to fill. The tournament entry fee is $100/boat. Participants must be members of the TPWA. Membership information is available online at twinportswalleye.com. The TPWA is looking forward to another exciting tournament. This tournament is a catch-photo-release tournament with 100% of the fish released.

This year’s tournament headquarters will be out of Mr.D’s Bar and Grill as well as the Clyde Iron Event Center. The rules meeting will be held Friday, May 18 at Mr. D’s Bar and grill with the awards ceremony and banquet at Clyde Iron.

This tournament is a Walleye Federation/National Tournament Championship (NTC) qualifying event.

The TPWA is made up of walleye anglers, both men and women, who share their enthusiasm for recreational as well as competitive walleye fishing in and around the Twin Ports (Duluth and Superior). The TPWA’s main focuses are education and protection of our fishing resources. In addition, the TPWA promotes safe, ethical and enjoyment of the sport of walleye fishing. The TPWA meets the second Tuesday of the month, at the VFW Post 137, 2023 West Michigan Street, at 7:00.

The TPWA has partnered with other local organizations such as, Take a Kid Fishing, Marine General Bob’s Bike Drive for Kids, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 137 and the Duluth areas Fishery Biologists supporting their clean-up efforts and restoration projects.

The TPWA will also be awarding its 5th annual $1000 scholarship at the awards banquet.  The scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior or a returning post-secondary student entering or continuing in the studies of an outdoor science. Scholarship information is available online at twinportswalleye.com.