Walleyes Unlimited isn’t just a bunch of fishing enthusiasts. This group is as crazy about helping the community as they are about reeling in the perfect catch. Money raised within the group allows them to do a variety of projects, sponsor hands-on seminars, and support Montana youth events.
The Great Falls Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited is well known for its charity toward children. The group has a number of youth fishing camps and day trips that teach kids how to fish responsibly and have a fun time doing it. The chapter also helps to support schools, providing funding for North and East Middle Schools’ Fishing Clubs and giving scholarships to Montana students looking to attend college in-state. It’s easy to see that the Walleyes take great pride in lending a hand to young fishermen and ensuring that this statewide tradition is not lost due to economic struggles.
While Walleyes Unlimited holds tournaments every year, the group is less interested in competition than it is the humble joys of fishing and preserving a Montana lifestyle. The Great Falls Chapter has held Aquatic Invasive Species meetings in conjunction with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks specialists to educate anglers on how to identify aquatic nuisances and prevent the spread of these species from one body of water to another. The aid sent by the Great Falls Chapter to the fish hatcheries at Fort Peck and Miles City helps to improve warm water fishing as well.
From kids’ events to conservation, Walleyes Unlimited is helping keep this Montana tradition alive. Since 1983, the Great Falls Chapter has raised over one million dollars that they have put back into the community. For more information on the Great Falls Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited, call (406) 590-6565.