Jeff Kelm, Tournament Director,, (920) 627-3312

Presented by: Mercury Marine Ponca City, Oklahoma – The third stop on the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit (MWC) heads to the middle of walleye country on Lake Winnebago in Oshkosh, WI. On May 31st and June 1st, teams of anglers will meet up at one of the top tournament destinations in the country. Lake Winnebago has been a host to every major walleye circuit in the country over the past four decades. Anglers every year ask to come back and the MWC was obliged to fulfill that request and give anglers a shot at glory during this stop of the season, presented by Mercury Marine.

Whenever the question arises, “What is one of the best fishing destinations in the walleye world?”, Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin almost always makes its way into the conversation. And for good reason, too. Lake Winnebago, the Fox and Wolf Rivers and upper lakes are home to millions of walleyes. Lake Winnebago itself is over 50 miles long and the rest of the system opens another 70-plus miles of water for teams to pick apart. Each section of the “Bago” system creates opportunities for anglers to fish however they want. Although trolling the upper-lakes is popular during this time of year, emergent weed growth on the south end of the main lake can also hold big numbers of fish as well.

MWC winner from Spring Valley, Ross Hertensteiner had this to share about the upcoming tournament on Lake Winnebago. “We’re really excited to get out and learn Winnebago. My father, John, has fished Lake Winnebago a lot over the years. It sounds like there is a lot of techniques that will come into play. Pitching jigs, slip bobbers and trolling. All these things to do with a variety of lakes and rivers to pick apart. This should be a fun tournament!”

Event specifics include a 7:00 am (CDT) take-off each day and live weigh-ins both at Menominee Park in Oshkosh, WI at 3:15 pm (CDT) on May 31st and June 1st, 2024. Spectators are welcomed to join in person as the weigh-in is free and open to the public, or follow the action live online at or on the official Facebook page,

Check out the FULL 2024 MWC season schedule -- CLICK HERE!