World Series of Walleye Fishing comes to Kansas

JUNCTION CITY -- After 15 years of successful walleye tournaments throughout the United States, the In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail (PWT) has announced a Kansas tournament. The world's top walleye anglers will come to Milford Reservoir, near Junction City, on Sept. 16-18.

"Kansas will get the World Series of Walleye Fishing, the PWT Mercury Championship," said Jim Kalkofen, PWT executive director. "The championship is the ultimate survival test after competing all year long on the tour, and only the pros who performed at the top of their games will be invited."
Pro anglers will fish with an observer present for a cash purse in excess of $315,000.

Milford Reservoir is the largest lake in the state, with 163 miles of shoreline, and is well known for its trophy walleye, smallmouth bass, and channel and blue catfish. In addition, the lake has a very strong population of wipers, white bass, largemouth bass, and crappie. Located in the Flint Hills of Kansas, the primary structure is rock, with some standing trees in the major creeks and coves.

For more information, contact the Geary County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 785-238-2885, e-mail , or visit their website, . For information on the Professional Walleye Trail, visit their website, .