2023 Winners Joe and Joseph Robl!

Left to right – Mercury National Walleye Tournament winners Joe and Joseph Robl are congratulated by Michelle Dauchy, Mercury vice president of customer experience

FOND DU LAC, Wis. — Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), congratulates Joe and Joseph Robl, both of Oshkosh, Wis., as the winners of the 45th annual Mercury National Walleye Tournament on Lake Winnebago June 10-11.

The event brought nearly 600 anglers to compete for a prize package that includes a LUND 1875 Impact XS multi‑species fishing boat equipped with a Mercury 150hp Pro XS outboard, a 9.9hp ProKicker and a MotorGuide trolling motor; a complementing set of accessories; and $5,000 cash. In the two days of fishing, the father and son team hauled in 10 walleyes weighing a total of 29 pounds.

Joe Robl credited the team’s win to cooler temperatures, along with some wind and rain on Sunday. “It’s awesome – I’ve been trying to win this one for quite a while, probably 35 years,” he said. “When it gets nasty, I love fishing.”

“We are so appreciative of our Mercury owners who participate each year, and all of the new anglers we welcomed for the first time,” said Michelle Kilburn, Mercury senior manager of competitive angling.