2022 Mercury National Walleye Tournament Champions Brad Vetter and Jon Boedeker

Brad Vetter and Jon Boedeker, topped the field of 282 boats on Winnebago out of Lakeside Park in Fond Du Lac kicking off the 2022 Mercury Marine National Walleye Tournament sponsored by Lund Boats.  Pre tournament predictions were that it would take 15 pounds a day to win. Those predictions came close.

Day 1 saw Edward Chimel and Dave Geboy from Muskego and Fond Du Lac, WI take the lead with 15-13, and the eventual winners Vetter and Boedeker had 13-14 on day 1.

Then Vetter and Boedeker sealed the deal on day 2 with 15-13 for a total of 29-04 to win $5000 AND a new Mercury Powered Lund Boat along with the titles of 2022 Champions!

Registration Opens March 20th, 2023 for the 45th Mercury National Walleye Tournament

The 45th annual Mercury National Walleye Tournament is coming up fast and we want all you Mercury outboard owners to sign up and come fish with us!! Registration opens March 20th at 9am so sign up early! Stay tuned!

June 10-11, 2023, on Lake Winnebago, at Oven Island in Fond du Lac’s Lakeside Park is where the live action will take place and we will all find out which one of YOU will win.  Tournament weigh-ins and entrance to the festival is free and open to the public, so bring the whole family!

Once again this year’s Mercury National Walleye event will donate thousands of dollars to Walleye Conservation as it has done for more than 4 decades! In total, the annual Mercury National Walleye Tournament has donated not thousands but HUNDREDS of thousands of dollars in support of Walleye Conservation specifically on Lake Winnebago and in general.

Chad and Josh Liedke take 43rd Annual Mercury National Walleye Tournament win!

CONGRATULATIONS! 2021 Winners Chad and Josh Liedke

FULL Final results are on the results page and pictures of our top 85 team place winners are uploaded to Facebook here!  

All prize checks, plaques & prize certificates will be mailed to the addresses you registered with this week.

Thank you all for fishing the 43rd annual Mercury National Walleye Tournament! We look forward to seeing you under “more familiar” layout and operations in 2022 for the 44th annual event!



WELCOME to the Mercury National Home Page

WELCOME to the Official home page of the Mercury National Walleye Tournament.

Each season we look forward to seeing all our loyal Mercury customers at this event!

2023 bring the 45th year of this Walleye Weekend event in and we plan to continue the same high standards set by those who have done such an outstanding job of laying the foundation for the last 4.5 decades with the Mercury Nationals!

This will be your home for all things Mercury National including:

  • June 10-11, 2023
    • All entries will be taken ONLINE ONLY  just as the last few years have been! Simple, Secure ONLINE registration and entry fee payment processing! Starting on a March 20, 2023 at 9:00AM CT
    • The same great payouts!
    • Real-time LIVE digital leaderboard!
    • Immediate daily results are posted after each day’s weigh-in.
    • Supplement for the awesome job of fish care being done already with the addition of a LIVE release boat and other state-of-the-art equipment.
    • State of the art streamlined weigh-in process
    • and more!