The Fenwick Fall Classic returns to Crooked Creek

The Fenwick Fall Classic Walleye fishing tournament is returning to Crooked Creek Bay on the upper reaches of Fort Peck Reservoir early in August. The tournament was held at Hell Creek last year due uncertainties of lake level for the tournament.
The lake level this year has risen since the spring runoff, and is well above the minimum level needed to maintain safety for the participants. As tournament directors, we are excited to return the event to Crooked Creek, and have had a tremendous amount of support from the Harris family and the Marina to make this a great event.
There are some new features this year that are hoped to encourage youth fishing. Fenwick Fishing Rods and an anonymous sponsor have agreed to pay the child’s portion for any adult/child team that enters the tournament. Additionally, there is $1,000 set aside through those sponsorships for separate purse money as well. The goal is to encourage youth fishing and the aspect of family. It is hoped additional folks will fish the tournament and join the local club as a result.
The Fenwick Fall Classic has been well supported in the past years and is continuing to look for sponsorships this year. Past supporters include: Crooked Creek Chapter of Walleye’s Unlimited, Fenwick Fishing Rods, Intermountain Distributing, ASAT Camoflague/Trophy Blend Scents, Sport Center, Lewistown Sports, Don’s, Midtown Market II, Midstate Signs, 4G’s Tire and Repair-Stanford, Ballyhoo Printing, Lewistown News-Argus, Tammi’s Travel, Crooked Creek Marina, PourMan’s Café, State Farm Insurance-Mike McElvain, Rocky Mountain Rain Gutters-Andy Rose, Thad’s Tackle Shop-Olney, Deer Creek Dental, Judith Mountain Meats, Flathead Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited, and the Billings Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited.
The local support for the return of the Fall Classic to Crooked Creek is sincerely appreciated. The tournament is limited to 75 teams, and entries are steadily coming in. There were 58 teams last year at Hell Creek, and it’s the hope to beat that number of entries this year. If anyone is interested in the tournament or needs details, please call either Orrin 366-2524 or Don at 380-0064.

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