It’s a Ward Thing–You Wouldn’t Understand: Captain’s Column (9.4.14)


Last weekend I had the opportunity to join my brothers and sisters along with my mom and other Ward family members for a family reunion. The reunion took place in my hometown of Bryant, South Dakota which is located in the eastern part of the state 40 miles southwest of Watertown. The wording on t-shirts […]

Montana Walleye Gov Cup: Final Results

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The Captain, who broadcasted LIVE on location at Fort Peck for the Gov Cup just sent in the leaderboard. 141 teams competed in the 2014 Montana Walleye Governors Cup at Fort Peck Reservoir Friday and Saturday. Top 5 Teams: 1st Place: Jesse and Monica Reuter Sidney, Montana with 44.05 pounds 2nd Place: Kyle Vine from Vita, Montana and […]

Camp Mak-A-Dream Walleye Benefit at Canyon Ferry on 8.3.13


The Camp Mak-A-Dream Walleye Benefit at Canyon Ferry is scheduled for August 3rd!  There will be a barbecue on Friday, August 2nd, from 5pm-7pm with the rules meeting at 7pm. This is a family-friendly event, and friends, families, grandparents and kids are all invited to attend! The concept was originally designed by Mark Henckel with […]

There’s Good Walleye Fishing Outside of Montana, Too!


Montana isn’t the only place to catch some nice walleyes… The Captain’s brothers, Dan and Pat, went fishing with son Jonny and nephew Micheal Frost on Sunday in eastern South Dakota by Clark.  They caught all these walleyes (pictured) in less then 2 hours of fishing–and all of them were between 17-20 inches! I guess […]

Final Fishing Day at Fort Peck with the Captain and Crew


Tim Frost caught and released a 30-inch walleye yesterday (pictured), during the Captain’s, Tim’s and Jim Johnson’s last day fishing Fort Peck. The Captain reported the following: It was a slower day as the hot weather is now starting to effect the fishing. Walleyes are deeper at 20-25 feet, and they are spreading out more.  […]

A Week of Walleye Fishing on the “Puddle” : Captain’s Column


Last week, I spent a few days on the water fishing for walleye. My destination was Canyon Ferry Reservoir. The walleye bite on the “Puddle”, as Bob Culp from Frenchtown refers to the popular fishing destination for trout, walleye, ling and perch is located just south of Helena. I had heard from Culp that the […]

“The Mean Sea Hag” by Trevor Johnson of Kit’s Tackle


Well, after reviewing the results for the 2013 Canyon Ferry Walleye Festival you could say we weren’t much of defending champions.  I can assure you it wasn’t from lack of trying and we were actually a lot closer to winning than you would think after scoring double zeros.  Two big bites, which we have done […]

Canyon Ferry Walleye Festival Stories of Capsizing Boats and Huge Fish: Captain’s Column


(Photo courtesy of Trevor Johnson of Kit’s Tackle)   This weekend will mark the 15th annual Canyon Ferry Walleye Festival on Canyon Ferry Reservoir. It is an event that is hosted by the Townsend area Chamber of Commerce and has become the most popular walleye tournament in Montana. 150 two person teams will hit the […]

The Big Ones are Definitely Biting!


(photos courtesy of the Captain)   On Tuesday, June 18th, the big walleye were biting at Canyon Ferry!  The Captain (pictured above with Jim Swanson of Sheridan, MT) caught himself a 22-incher while fishing the Helena-area reservoir. Steve Hellegaard is pictured below with his massive walleye which, as always, produced a massive smile!  Nice work, […]

Day One Fresno Walleye Challenge Results Are In!


The Montana Walleye Circuit kicked off this weekend with the Fresno Walleye Challenge on the Fresno River consisting of 102 teams. Here are the teams that scored highest for day one: First place Brian Rooney and Curt Campbell from Townsend 14.42 pounds Second place Jeff Wohler from Black Eagle and Micheal Smith from Great Falls 13.58 pounds […]