Under threatening skies that waited until weigh-in to break open, the inaugural Indiana Walleye Anglers Association (IWAA) tournament was held at Prairie Creek Reservoir on Sunday, April 30.
There were 18 boats registered but only 10 showed, not a huge surprise considering the western and southern parts of the state were experiencing serious flooding. Fortunately, Prairie Creek, located east of Muncie, avoided any rain until the anglers had all returned to the dock for the weigh-in.
First place went to the team of Newport and Yates; they also took Big Fish honors. Second place was Isaacs & Isaacs while third place was captured by the team of Parks & Parks. Forty-nine fish were weighed-in and all were successfully released.
Scott McFalls, owner of Gettin Jiggy Bait Shop at Prairie Creek, donated prizes and made sure all youth anglers received a door prize.
Michael Parks, executive director of the IWAA, said “This was a great event and I think it shows that the IWAA series is going to become one of the most important walleye fishing tournaments for Indiana’s anglers. I’m really looking forward to our next tournament on May 21 at Brookville!”
For more information about IWAA- walleye.wildindiana.com