Sponsored By

marthaleralex auto marine

2017 Koep's Walleye Challenge

sponsored by Marthaler Chevrolet & Alex Auto & Marine.

Saturday, Sept. 9th & Sunday, Sept. 10th, 2017

on Lake Minnewaska.

This is a two-man team tournament with the entry fee of $250.00 ($280 after Aug. 1st). There is a limit of 50 boats - so get your entry in early.

The tournament will run from 7:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. both days. Each team may weigh six fish daily, with the minimum size being 15" and only one over 20" per man per day.

There will be two flights of boats heading out in the morning and then will be in reverse order for the following day for take off's.

There is a mandatory Rules meeting on Friday night which will be held at the Minnewaska House. At least one member of the team must be at the meeting. NO EXCEPTIONS! 

The weigh in site and tournament headquarters will be at Captain's Bar & Grill on beautiful Lake Minnewaska.

This is the sixth year Koep's has put on this tournament, and we are hoping for a great turnout. We have a lot of great sponsors and local support to help with the event and make it a success.

Deadline for entries is September 1, 2017

pdfWalleye Challenge Entry Form

tourney pic



1st Place  $4,050

2nd Place  $3,050

3rd Place  $1,250

4th Place  $700

5th Place  $550

6th Place  $400

7th Place  $350

8th Place  $350

9th Place  $250

10th Place  $250

11th Place  (2)$100
Gift certificates from JT Outdoor Products

* Paybacks subject to change based on number of entries.

Tournament Sponsors

  • Alex Auto Marine
  • Hoots Sports
  • Marthaler
  • Lund Aluminum Boats
  • Rapid Response 2 Color Logo
  • Central Marine
  • Minnewaska Meats
  • Glacial Lakes
  • JT Outdoor
  • CommanderRods Logo
  • Berkley
  • Captains
  • Koeps Logo New
  • Urbank Bait Company
  • Minnewaska Houses

Lund Ride & Drive

Saturday September 9th
11:00 - 3:00

Lund Pro Nancy Koep will be on hand Saturday and Sunday to let you Experience the Lund Difference. You can ride along and see the smooth ride and performance you get from a Lund boat or drive it yourself with a company representative with you. This is a great time to ask your questions about the new features they have made to the boats, things they have changed and the upgrades they have done. If you don't have time to make it to the Ride and Drive event, there will be a boat at the weigh in site that you will be able to look at on both Saturday and Sunday.  This event is free and is open to the public.  Don't miss out on the great opportunity to check out the new 2017 Lund Boats. In case of inclement weather, this event will happen on Sunday.


Kids Fishing Clinic

Saturday September 9th
Ages 4 - 16


NPAA will be hosting a Kids Fishing Clinic right after the weigh-in, approximately 4:30 at Torgy's on Saturday, September 9th. Nancy as well as other NPAA members will be taking time to talk to the kids about fishing.  The topics covered will be water safety, fishing tips from the pro's, rigging up your pole with a slip bobber & hook and much more. There will be several prizes for the kids including some Rod and Reel combos, T-Shirts, fishing books and magazines.  This is a great event to bring the kids out to.  They can watch the weigh in's, then participate in the fishing clinic. A great Event for all ages.  The Pro's will also be available for autographs if you have a special shirt or hat you would like them to sign.

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