Big Stone Walleye League

April 9, 2016

Come join the Wednesday night fishing league! Everyone is invited! 2-3 person teams. May 4 -June 8. Fishing 6:30-9:30 (10pm last 3 weeks). Entry is $150 per team for the year. Nightly cash payouts. Pizza and beverage after fishing every week – $20 per person covers the year (optional). Take off and weigh ins at Ortonville City park. Call your buddies, get signed up! Questions call Artie (605)880-8892 or Ryan (320)839-3258

Click on the link below for complete rules and an entry form:

fishing league 2016

Pics from 2014 BWC

June 24, 2014

Click here to see all the photos from the 2014 BWC.  Thank you Vicki Oakes for taking all the photos!

Dittel/Sherod win 2014 Border Walleye Challenge

April 27, 2014

bwc 2014 winnersThe 2014 Border Walleye Challenge was another huge success as over 30 of the 94 teams brought a 6 fish limit to the scales.  With water temps in the mid 50’s most anglers worked the spawning patterns fishing the walleyes in 1-6 foot of water with a jig and minnow and caught primarily the male fish on the north half Big Stone Lake.   However, this years tournament winners Guy Dittel and Travis Sherod of Ortonville, MN used not only the shallow water techniques to get their tournament winning fish, they also trolled firetiger colored shad raps on the far north end of the lake in the dirty 58 degree water to get their 18.64 pounds for 6 fish and their 7.34 lb big fish and were crowned the 2014 Border Walleye Challenge champions!  As weather has been a challenge in the BWC in many of the past years, this year the anglers fished 20-30mph southeast winds as the temps rolled into the mid 50’s.  Coming off a few calm days, many anglers commented that the winds had turned the bite on.  A total of 261 walleyes averaging 1.8 pounds were caught and every single fish was released alive!  The largest fish of the tournament at 8.41 pounds was caught by team Issac and Todd Pauly of Arlington, MN and Omaha, SD.  In the border battle of the states between Minnesota and South Dakota, Minnesota was this years winner as they had more contestants in the top 15.  The Border Walleye Challenge would like to thank its sponsors Doug’s Anchor Marine, Skeeter Boats, Reef Runner Lures, St. Croix Rods, Navionics, Pizza Hut, Ortonville Liquor Store, Matador Supper Club, Minnesota Tournament Trail, Big Stone Lake area Chamber of Commerce and Artie’s Bait & Tackle.  The 8th annual Border Walleye Challenge tournament will be held April 25, 2015 next year.


2014 Border Walleye Challenge – Highlights

April 26, 2014

The boats are out in the water – expect to see the first flight coming in after 2:30.  Here are some highlights from this morning –

BWC to be held April 26, 2014

February 7, 2014

Press Release:  The Big Stone Walleye club is pleased to announce it will again be hosting the Border Walleye Challenge on April 26, 2014.  This years tournament will host a maximum of 125 teams with an entry fee of $150.  Entries will go out in the mail Monday Feb. 10th to all teams that were registered last year.  New teams will be able to register by printing off an entry from which will be available to the public on Monday Feb. 17th.  Teams can also pick up an entry form at Artie’s Bait & Tackle on or after Feb 17.  The club would also like to thank Doug’s Anchor Marine of Watertown, SD for their continued sponsorship of the Border Walleye Challenge!


January 31, 2013

Today, Feb 1, 2013 entries were mailed out to the first partner of every team from last year.  South Dakota entries were sent from the Milbank, SD post office and the Minnesota entries were sent from Ortonville.  25 boat flights will be filled on a first come first serve basis and all entries must be mailed in, no hand delivered entries.  Entry forms will be available online and open to the public Friday Feb 8th.   The Big Stone Walleye Club still has 5 entries available for this years NTC in Sault St. Marie Michigan in August.  Call Eric Brandriet for more details (605)880-8892.

Border Walleye Challenge April 27, 2013

January 22, 2013

The 7th annual Border Walleye Challenge will be held on April 27th this year.  The format will remain the same with 125 teams competing and $150 entry fee.  This years tournament will again be covered on national TV through MidWest Outdoors thanks to our great sponsors!  Entry forms will go out on Feb 1 to last years teams and opened to the public with online applications available on Feb 8th.

BWC on MidWest Outdoors Television

June 20, 2012

Look for the 2012 border walleye challenge to air this weekend on midwest outdoors tune in at 9:30am sat. June 23rd  On fox sports north (fsn) to see the coverage. It also airs sat on kstc tv 45 @ 10:30am in central minnesota including mlps-metro area for complete market airrings log on to

Silver Bass & Sheephead Tourny This Weekend!

May 29, 2012

The Ortonville VFW will be hosting a silver bass and sheephead tournament this Saturday June 2 from 10am-3pm.  Entry fee is $60 per team with a 100% payback and there is no limit on the number ot teams.   Shore fishing is allowed also.   Prizes will be awarded based on total combined weight of all the silver bass and sheephead.  Teams are allowed up to 3 people per boat.  There will be a fish fry following the tournament.  The DNR is in support of the tournament and would like to increase the awareness that silver bass and sheephead are actually good eating fish.  Tournament fishermen will be allowed to launch their boats anywhere on Big Stone Lake.  A Rules meeting will be held Friday night at 6pm at the VFW.   For more information or to get registered call Dallas Roggeman at 320-305-0748 or stop down to the VFW.

2012 Border Walleye Challenge

January 6, 2012