Saturday, January 22, 2011

On the River with The Viver - Expectations

The mercury has been hovering around zero for the last few days, what a great time to start a new blog! In the coming year I will be blogging about my preparation and participation in walleye tournaments. I will do my best to document the ups and downs of competitive angling, hopefully weekly. I will take you through my decision making process of choosing which tour(s) to fish, my pre-fishing and tournament day strategies/philosophies, choices of boats, motors and electronics. I will walk through rigging my boat and discuss the equipment I use along with tips and techniques that worked or did not work for each tournament. I will also blog candidly about subjects that are somewhat controversial like teaming and on the water ethics.

It might be zero degrees but the first tournament of the year, the MWC on the Illinois River, is only two months away! My new Lund and Mercury Verado are on order and I have a ton of stuff to get done before I drop the boat in the Illinois. I am looking forward to an exciting 2011 and look forward to sharing my experiences as I try to live out my dream and win my first major walleye tournament!


  1. Stoked to follow your blog Uncle Roy. I'll put a post up on mine to see if I can help you get a couple followers.

    Also, you should join up with the Outdoor Blogger Network. It's a big directory of outdoor themed blogs and it really helps to get the word out. You can check it out here:

    Let me know if you need a pre-fishing buddy for any of your IL river tourneys this year.

  2. It will be fun to follow you through the process and the 2011 tournament season. I am looking for some warmer weather and to get back out fishing myself. Good luck this season.

  3. Thanks Mark, hopefully you will be able to make it out with me at least once this year.

    Guy, maybe we can re-create our Michigamme experience with Chuck!