Walleye Fishing Challenge Getting Underway Next Month

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is partnering with MyCatch for the second year in a row to conduct a statewide walleye fishing challenge.

The event gets underway this coming Monday, May 1st and goes through June 30th. Anglers will have the chance to win weekly prizes, while also contributing to fisheries research to help improve walleye fishing in the state.

The Iowa Walleye Challenge uses the MyCatch mobile app to record the length of a fish. Participating anglers take a picture of the fish on a measuring device using the app. Once the fish is reviewed by the catch team and meets the rules, it automatically appears on a live leader-board where anglers can see who is in the lead to win prizes.

Participating anglers are encouraged to report all walleye they catch in May and June through the MyCatch app, which maintains anonymous location data. Anglers can register for the Iowa Walleye Challenge by clicking here. There is a 25-dollar fee to enter the tournament.



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