The MAGWED Foundation will hold its 38th annual Messenger Annual Great WalEye Derby fishing tournament this Saturday, May 4, at Triggs Resort in Okoboji.
The competition begins with the opening of Walleye season at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, and continues until the weigh-in between 4 and 6 p.m. on Saturday evening. No fish will be accepted after the 6 p.m. deadline.
Prizes are awarded for largest Walleye, largest Northern Pike and largest Bass (small or large-mouth) in both the youth and adult divisions. Fishermen age 15 and under are eligible for the youth class; youth participants cannot cross over and weigh in as adults.
MAGWED Foundation members stand with prizes and trophies for the 38th annual fishing competition, which is this Saturday.
Fish from the following lakes qualify for the contest: East and West Okoboji, Big and Little Spirit Lake, Minnewashta, Upper and Lower Gar. All walleye between 17 to 22 inches must be immediately released.
Food and beverages are available to all participants. Plaques and prizes are presented to all winners and many door prizes are given throughout the weigh-in.
Any subscriber to The Messenger is eligible to participate, along with residents from Webster, Wright, Hamilton, Humboldt, Calhoun, Pocahontas, Kossuth and Palo Alto counties.
School districts of Albert City, Buena Vista County, Sac City, and Sac County are also welcome to enter.
The MAGWED Foundation would like to thank all those who participate.