Toothy Critter Tourney Tops Bass

Check out that HUGE trophy!

You know those other fish people fish for in derbies, the ones with the teeth? Wall-somethings? Well, a particular wall-something tournament was recently certified by the Guinness folks as the world’s biggest.

Some details, according to this blog:

> Last June 5-6, 714 anglers squared off [in] a combination of the Cabela’s National Team Championship (NTC) and MWC’s [Masters Walleye Circuit] Lake Winnebago Central Division Qualifier.

> The event featured 358 teams, all but two of which were two-person teams.

> The NTC is one of the most prestigious competitions in the country. Teams qualify by accumulating points in local tournaments organized by more than 50 sanctioned grassroots walleye clubs. Now in its 26th season, the Cabela’s MWC is the longest-running professional walleye tournament circuit in the United States.

> “This is a great honor,” said MWC senior events coordinator Dan Johnson. “The event was a huge team effort by Cabela’s, circuit staff, volunteers and local organizers.”

Can’t bassers beat the toothy-critter folks?



  1. Bryan

    October 28, 2010 at 10:42 am

    What’s a record? The field size? I have fished in several tournaments with a larger field than that! In fact, the annual “Last Bass” tournament I’ll be fishing in November often has over 500 boats in the team event. Some of the boat manufacturer’s owner tourneys have had fields of 700+ boats, I believe.

  2. Dwain

    October 28, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Doesn’t the McDonald’s Big Bass tournament on Lake Fork have more than that? they or someone who has larger bass tournaments than the record should get Guinness down next year to certify them.

  3. Rick Pierce

    October 28, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    The Bass Cat Invitational is the largest event which uses one single takeoff point and weigh in point under control.
    The event has been right at 800 boats in the past, and now ranges from 500 to 650 registered boats in the annual event. This is from 1000 to 1300 anglers using one dock or weighin and take off area.

    Nothing against Winnebago or McDonalds. McDonalds is larger, though they do not all check in or take off at one location, and some do not weighin or checkin that morning.

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