Walleye Stampede Begins in Wyoming


The author holds up a walleye caught on Glendo Reservoir last summer.

Hunter McDaniel, Reporter

May 14th at Glendo Reservoir saw the start of the 14th annual Walleye Stampede. Remaining events are June 4-5th at Glendo, June 25-26th at Pathfinder, and the championship will be held at Seminoe July 16-17th.

Entry fee is $420 per team each event, $20 of which will be put into the champions pot. Participants can only have teams of two people. The payouts go to the top 20 winners, 20th place payout being $400 and progressively increases to $10,000 for 1st place. To be eligible for the tournament and any of the prizes, rules and regulations for the tournament must be followed. For more information click here.

Top sponsors include; SKEETER Performance fishing boats, BELLWOOD Boats, CROWLEY MARINE, Sloanes General Store, and more.

Brian Woodward, the manager of Rocky Mountain Discount Sports in Casper Wyoming, helps run the Walleye Stampede. Running the tournament takes a lot of thought and planning but was originally started since “there was a need for competition and people wanted to share that camaraderie,” says Woodward.