Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM CDT
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Bladow Beach Resort & Campground 
36052 Rush Lake Loop
Ottertail, MN 56571

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Theresa Neddermeyer 
Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association 

2022 Minnesota Public Power Walleye Tournament

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Rush Lake, Ottertail, MN

Tournament Headquarters:
Bladow Beach Resort and Campground

36052 Rush Lake Loop, Ottertail, MN 56571

7:00 AM-3:00 PM -  Walleye Fishing Tournament
(Anglers must check in at tournament headquarters by 6:15 AM)
5:00 PM - Prize/Awards Presentation & Cook Out

Plus, join us for our FISH FRY for all registered participants starting around 5:30 PM on Friday, June 3. All activities take place at Bladow Beach Resort.

Entry Fee:
Electric Utility Employee - $25 per person/$50 per boat*
Non-Utility Registrant (i.e. Associate Member/Supplier/Vendor) - $75 per person/$150 per boat*
*Limit of 2 people per team/boat.

Registration is limited to the first 50 teams (2 people per boat). Space is not guaranteed; register early for best availablity.

NOTE: Full payment must accompany registration. No registration accepted without payment.

Registration Deadline:  May 18, 2022

Prize Money:
Prize money is based on 30 teams. Prizes will be adjusted proportionately if less than 30 teams participate in the tournament. 
Team scores are calculated based on the combined total weight of 6 or fewer walleye caught during the tournament.

1st Place Team: $500
2nd Place Team: $300
3rd Place Team: $200
4th Place Team: $140
5th Place Team: $130
6th Place Team: $120

Largest Walleye, by length. Must be minimum 24" to qualify. See below for additional requirements.

Largest Walleye: $100

Tournament Regulations:

  • Catch & release is strongly encouraged.
  • Fish harvested have size restrictions and must comply with MN DNR regulations.
  • Tournament Fish Limit: 6 or fewer walleye. Only 1 walleye greater than 20 inches.
  • Fish must be a minimum of 14 inches plus "gilling" to qualify as a weighable fish.
  • Largest Walleye format will be catch, photo and release; see additional requirements below.
  • All tournament anglers must check in at headquarters before 6:15 AM. Shotgun start at 7:00 AM from Bladow Beach Resort.
  • The only weigh-in station for this tournament is located at Bladow Beach Resort dock. No exceptions!
  • The tournament shall promptly conclude at 3:00 PM. All entrants are required to check in at the weigh-in station, regardless if any fish were caught.
  • All Minnesota state fishing regulations & boating laws shall be adhered to. Participants may be disqualified if not.
  • Tournament Coordinators and its sponsors are not liable for any accidents, loss or damage of any property, or personal injury in conjunction with this tournament. A Waiver must be completed prior to participation.
  • Any discrepancies of weight, length or other tournament matters shall be determined by the Tournament Coordinators the day of the event.

Largest Walleye Requirements:

  • The largest walleye is determined by total overall length. Fish must be minimum 24" to qualify.
  • The largest walleye is part of your 6 fish bag limit. It will be added to your total weight using a length/weight conversion chart.
  • You must provide a digital photo of your largest walleye while resting on a "Bump Board" or "Hawg Trough" style measuring device.
  • After taking the photo, we encourage the immediate release of your largest walleye.

Tournament Proceeds:
All proceeds (after expenses) will be donated to the line work training programs at Minnesota West Community College, Minnesota State Community and Technical College, and Dakota County Technical College.

Local Lodging:
Availability is limited and cannot be guaranteed. Please reserve now!

Bladow Beach Resort & Campground (tournament headquarters), 36052 Rush Lake Loop, Ottertail, MN 56571. Phone 218-346-6007 or 218-770-5994.  www.bladowbeachresort.com

Wil-O-Wood Resort, 36282 Rush Lake Loop, Ottertail, MN 56571.
Phone 800-848-4866. www.wilowoodresort.com

Hidden Haven Resort, 36242 Rush Lake Loop, Ottertail, MN 56571.
Phone 847-867-6736.  www.hiddenhaven.com

Elm Haven Resort, 35852 Rush Lake Loop, Ottertail, MN 56571.
Phone 218-367-2797.  www.elmhavenresort.com

Shady Grove Resort, 35686 Rush Lake Loop, Ottertail, MN 56571.
Phone 218-346-6040 or 218-298-0496. www.shadygroveresort.com

Four Seasons Resort, 35232 Rush Lake Loop, Ottertail, MN 56571.
Phone 218-367-2792. www.fishrushlake.com

The Otter Supper Club and Lodge, 306 North Highway 78, Ottertail, MN 56571.
Phone 218-367-2525.


Questions about the Tournament? Please contact Tournament Coordinators:
Dave Lundberg, MMUA - 218-590-8049

Todd McMichael, Primus Marketing - 701-373-5826

MMUA will issue a refund (less $20 processing fee per person) provided MMUA is notified of the cancellation by 4:30 PM on May 18, 2022. Sorry, no refunds after May 18.

By registering for this event, I, the attendee(s), authorize Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association (MMUA) to photograph me at this event and use such photographs in MMUA marketing materials (both electronic and print). I understand that I will not be paid for giving this consent.