Sponsored By

marthaleralex auto marine

2018 Koep's Walleye Challenge

sponsored by Marthaler Chevrolet & Alex Auto & Marine.

Saturday, Sept. 8th & Sunday, Sept. 9th, 2018

on Lake Minnewaska.

This is a two-man team tournament with the entry fee of $300.00, Deadline to enter August 28th. There is a limit of 50 boats - so get your entry in early.

Tournament will run from 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. All boats will go out at the same time, however we you will come into the scales by flights. Boats 1-25 will need to be in by 2:30 and boats 26-50 need to be in by 3:00 on Saturday. On Sunday we will go out in reverse order, and boats 26-50 will need to be in by 2:30 and boats 1-25 in by 3:00.

Only walleyes will be weighed. Each team may weigh six fish daily. Minimum size for Walleye is 15 inches, and only one over 20 inches per man. This is a live release tournament. Each contestant should do all they can to insure the well being of their catch.

Attendance is mandatory by at least one team member at the rules meeting. No Exceptions! Each team will receive their boat number on Friday night, and must keep it in the boat both days. Losing your boat number will cost you $10.

Captains docks will serve as the official weigh-in site. The scales will be open all day. All boats in the first flight need to be in line past timekeeper by 2:30 - and the second flight need to be in line past timekeeper at 3:00. Sunday flight times will be reversed. If you measure a fish that does not meet the required lengh, it will result in the loss of weight of that fish, plus your big fish. One person from each team will be required to sign your weigh-in slip at weigh-in.

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 August 1, 2018

pdfWalleye Challenge Entry Form

Tournament Results

tourney pic



1st Place  $4,300

2nd Place  $3,000

3rd Place  $1,450

4th Place  $900

5th Place  $700

6th Place  $600

7th Place  $500

8th Place  $500

9th Place  $350

10th Place  $350

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

* Paybacks subject to change based on number of entries.

Tournament Sponsors

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

Kids Fishing Clinic


Saturday September 8th
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 8th. 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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