Crossroads Walleye Trail – Prairie Creek Reservoir – Muncie, IN – 5/31/2020

Crossroads Walleye Trail – Prairie Creek Reservoir – Muncie, IN – 5/31/2020

Brand new Indiana walleye club Crossroads Walleye Trail has completed their very first event. It was a success! With only 2 weeks to promote the event after numerous reschedules due to the pandemic, CWT was able to draw 22 boats to Prairie Creek Reservoir in Muncie, IN. The fish cooperated for some, but it was still considered a tough bite by many. However, Greenfield, IN team Rick Mofield & Rusty Thompson got the win with a 14.22lb sack of Prairie Creek walleye. Rick & Rusty also scored the biggest fish at 4.54 lbs. The team also made it a clean sweep and won the NTC Sidepot which secured them a paid entry at the 2021 Bass Pro Shops / Cabelas National Team Championship.

Second place was earned by Hagerstown, IN team Jimmy Lang & James Smith with 11.07lbs. The third spot was secured by Frankfort, IN team Brad Jacks & John Parsons. The entire score sheet is listed below.

Next up the CWT travels to Northern Indiana’s Winona Lake. Many of the club members have not been to this lake, so they expect the challenge of new waters. If you have interest in fishing Winona or any other CWT events, please contact PR Director Joey Buttram by visiting the contacts page of their website at

Green Bay Walleye Series Side Pot Results – May 17th

Green Bay Walleye Series

Green Bay Walleye Series Side Pot May 17, 2020

RESCHEDULED – Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s National Team Championship, Oshkosh, WI. Sept 24-26, 2020

For Immediate Release (Ponca City, OK. April 22, 2020)

Ponca City, Okla.—April 22, 2020 — The 2020 Bass Pro Shop’s and Cabela’s National Team Championship (NTC) slated for May 28-30 in Oshkosh, WI, has been required to move to new dates of September 24-26 to comply with new rules issued by Wisconsin officials concerning the Covid-19 pandemic plaguing the United States. We recognize this puts a hardship on the full field of anglers who have planned for this event for a year now. No doubt this change will impact other events that have had to move spring tournaments across the nation as well, but there simply is no other open weekends for an event of this size.

Teams who previously registered for the 2020 National Team Championship will automatically have their registration moved to the new event dates. Those that cannot make these new dates may email us at or call the TWF national office to request a refund.

“We do not take moving events lightly,” stated TWF President Robert Cartlidge. “But the safety of our anglers, their families, the local host communities in which we do business, and our staff will always be our first priority.  We know that our anglers and communities put these dates on their calendars long in advance. We understand that moving them disrupts vacation time, lodging, tourism and workflow for not just our anglers, but also for site hosts, TWF staff, and the premier sponsors of this event. Like all of you we are taking this unprecedented situation day by day until it passes.”

We look forward to getting back to tournament fishing, businesses opening back up, and doing our part to help get our economy going as soon as is safely possible. Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s and The Walleye Federation will continue to follow state and local recommendations and work diligently to keep our anglers, local host communities, and staff safe.

Once local regulations allow and we are able to start opening up operations nationwide, we do not know what the new “normal” might be. Rest assured we do have back-up measures built, ready to go if needed for managing events, meetings/ weigh-ins, and social distancing on sight as officials allow us to proceed.

Based in Ponca City, Oklahoma, The Walleye Federation (TWF) offers something for everyone and all income levels. With the support of some of the biggest names in the tournament world such as Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, Ranger Boats and Mercury Outboards.

The Walleye Federation manages the qualifying process and co-produces the event alongside the  Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Corporate Brand Partnership Team, TWF strives to provide an experience everyone can enjoy.

Visit  email, or call (580) 765-9031.



New Indiana Walleye Club and Tournament Trail, Crossroads Walleye Trail, LLC, Announces 2020 Tournament Schedule

New Indiana Walleye Club and Tournament Trail, Crossroads Walleye Trail, LLC, Announces 2020 Tournament Schedule

Morristown, IN [January 15, 2020]- Crossroads Walleye Trail, LLC ( announces the formation of a new Indiana walleye tournament trail for the 2020 season. The organization is gaining new attention and membership following the election of officers and announcement of their 2020 tournament schedule.

Founded in 2019, Crossroads Walleye Trail, LLC (CWT) is a sanctioned club member of The Walleye Federation. Officers have been elected, providing CWT with a full leadership team.

CWT officers for the 2020 tournament season include:

  • Joey Buttram, PR / Media Director
  • Chad Martin, Associate Director
  • Jeff Lanthier, Treasurer
  • Kenny Parsons, Field Marshall
  • Devin Metz, Safety Director

Wanting to build something fresh with a focus on its club members and state level walleye biology, CWT’s founding members set out to create a club that offers a new option to anglers throughout Indiana and the Midwest region. “We are dedicated to professionalism, great camaraderie, and exceptional competition,” says PR Director, Joey Buttram. The organization aims to help bridge the gap between area anglers and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

CWT has already gained significant interest, including sponsorship by several industry and local businesses. “CWT greatly appreciates the support of the amazing businesses that were willing to take a chance with this new venture,” says Associate Director Chad Martin. Sponsors for CWT’s inaugural season include:

  • JJJ Container Services, LLC
  • Willowpine Outdoors
  • L&F Heating & Cooling
  • Houghton Enterprises
  • Sosalla Logging
  • Northland Tackle Company
  • Cabela’s / Bass Pro Shops
  • Walleye Nation Creations
  • Visible Vinyl
  • Lambert Custom Baits
  • Gittin Jiggy With It Bait & Tackle
  • Slo Joe Pro Jigs

CWT also announces the organization’s 2020 tournament schedule. Tournament dates have been requested through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the schedule will be finalized upon approval. Tournament dates and locations are as follows:

  • April 26 – Prairie Creek Reservoir – Muncie, IN
  • May 16 – Brookville Lake, Brookville, IN – Open Event w/
  • May 17 – Brookville Lake – Brookville, IN
  • June 14 – Winona Lake – Winona Lake, IN
  • July 19 – Summit Lake – New Castle, IN
  • September 19 – CWT Championship, Brookville Lake – Brookville, IN
  • September 20 – CWT Championship, Brookville Lake – Brookville, IN

Since the launch of this organization in December 2019, 40+ members have joined for the upcoming series and CWT continues to accept new members. If you are interested in joining CWT for the 2020 tournament season, please send a message to Club membership dues may be paid online or by check.

About Crossroads Walleye Trail, LLC:

Crossroads Walleye Trail, LLC (CWT) is a new Indiana walleye tournament trail sanctioned by The Walleye Federation. Founded in 2019, the organization aims to provide Indiana and Midwest anglers with new options for competitive walleye tournament fishing, working to bridge the gap between anglers and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Contact Info: Crossroads Walleye Trail, LLC, Attn: Joey Buttram, PR Director, 317.691.3470,,