In years past the Casinos in North Dakota and South Dakota along the Missouri River and Devils Lake have hosted their own annual walleye tournament. This year the Casinos have teamed up and coordinated the efforts they were already doing to create the first ever Casino Cup Walleye Circuit. This consists of four walleye tournaments at four different casinos taking place throughout the summer yet still in accordance with when that particular casino’s annual tournament was held. What’s the twist? This year you have the opportunity to participate in all four tournaments and earn points throughout the season based on your teams finish. The top 25 teams from each tournament will be invited to the Casino Cup where the top 100 teams will be competing for $20,000 in cash to be split amongst the top four teams in points.

Of course, you can still compete at each one of these Casino tournaments without participating in the circuit just as many have in the past. But with over $10,000 in cash guaranteed to first place in each one of these tournaments and several thousand more in cash and prizes with a very modest entry fee. This new Walleye Circuit is going to be a hard one to pass up for those tournament hungry anglers across the Dakotas and surrounding states.

Not only are these tournaments offering generous guaranteed payouts, but they are located on some amazing fisheries that can produce large weights and offer action-packed fun for all during these tournaments. Three of the Four tournaments take place on the Missouri River and one on Devils Lake in North Dakota. This upper portion of the Missouri River and Lake Sakakawea is a hot spot with a number of big walleyes being caught on a consistent basis over the past couple years. Devils Lake has become known as one of the hottest walleye fisheries in the upper Midwest. If you are able to attend one of the Casino Cup Walleye Circuit tournaments this season you should leave with a smile on your face and hopefully a little jingle in your pocket. 


About The Author

Brian Bashore

A Nebraska native, Bashore grew up fishing the banks of the Blue River and Harlan County Reservoir at a very early age. In-fluenced by his stepfather very early in life, he was hooked on Walleye fishing and participated in his first walleye tournament at age 16. There was no looking back at this point, his love for the outdoors soon consumed his life and led him down the path he currently travels. Brian is an accomplished guide and tour-nament angler in South Dakota guiding on Lewis and Clark Lake and Lake Francis Case, as well as fishing the National Walleye Tour circuit. Brian’s passion is not only in Fishing but educating others about conservation to ensure that we all have wildlife and wild places for all of us to enjoy. Brian is now settled in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with his wife Tammy and two children Jakob and Elle.