Rossford’s walleye roundup entering its fourth year

Entering its fourth year, the Bass Pro Shops 2021 Rossford Walleye Roundup is scheduled for April 2-3, 2021.
The event is open to all 2-person teams. Payouts are based on the number of entries and anticipated to return an estimated $20,000 back to the winning teams.  Twenty-five teams have registered as of January 29, 2021 with anglers coming from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, and Wisconsin.
“Hey fellow fishermen/people if you ever consider doing a tournament check out the Rossford Roundup. Man do they know how to put on a great event,” said Matthew Leben of Chardon, Ohio.  “This is the best 2-day event in Ohio, Bass Pro gave us the best swag, food each night, and the staff was quick to help those who need help with their boats.” 
Tournament hours will be 7:30 am-4 pm each day. Michigan and Ohio waters of Lake Erie are open for tournament fishing. No Canadian Waters are permitted. The two-day event will launch from Cullen Park with activities, final weigh-in, and awards at Bass Pro Shops in Rossford. Entry fee is $500 per team consisting of 2 anglers.
Gary “Bo” Bowman, tournament director, calls the event, “The best walleye tournament for the anglers in the Midwest”!  The payout is 100% of all registration fees plus additional cash prizes for the Largest 1-Day Bag Weight and Big Fish Purse.  In addition, fishermen are treated to wonderful meals and special perks from Bass Pro Shops for those who stay in the hotels on Clark Drive in Rossford.
Rossford hotels including the Courtyard Marriott, Hampton Inn and Country Inn & Suites have planned special room rates for fisherman from March 30-April 3, 2021, available on the website.  Boat parking and charging will be available nearby for hotel guests.
The Rossford CVB will distribute the walleye catches to area nonprofits from teams that choose to donate their catch.  Sponsorships for the tournament are available and can be found on the website.
For more details and online registration: .  For questions, contact Beth Genson, Executive Director, Rossford Convention and Visitors Bureau at 855-765-5451 or


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