Walleyes for Warriors thanks all veterans, boat captains, volunteers and sponsors who participated in our 2017 event!
This was the first year Bay City Elks #88 took over the even from its founder, Nels Larsen. The weather conditions were very challenging. We had several intense downpours during the event. It was a windy day on the Saginaw Bay with significant waves. We did have some boat captains and veterans who canceled.
We had 124 boat captains and almost 240 veterans who participated. We caught 901 walleyes. Volunteers cleaned the walleyes and fillets were given to all veterans.
Gifts were given to all veterans. Two custom wooden fish nets were raffled off. The longest walleye was 26.5 inches and the second longest walleye was 26 inches. The two veterans who caught these fish received certificates to have their fish mounted. The veterans were served both a lunch on Saturday, a box lunch while fishing, and a dinner on Sunday.
Walleyes for Warriors has a specific mission. It is simply to provide a weekend event of fishing and fellowship to our veterans and to thank them for their service. Saginaw Bay is an outstanding walleye fishery. We want veterans to experience this.
Thank you for making 2017 a success and we hope to see you again this year!
Walleyes for Warriors is presented by Bay City Elks Lodge No. 88. Our IRS Tax Exempt 501(c)(3) ID Number is 31954.