Mission Statement

From the beginning, our mission has been to organize the highest quality, professional walleye tournament on the Great Lakes; with the primary focus to proudly educate and promote the world class walleye fishery and natural resources the Western New York region and the Eastern Basin of Lake Erie  has to offer - to the entire country and beyond.

Our goal is to continue to grow the tournament and provide un-match value and enjoy ability by maintaining the highest payouts and prize packages available in the sport fishing industry.  We uphold the highest standards of integrity in all phases of our tournament with upmost respect for every team and each individual angler. We will continue to evolve our tournament by seamlessly implementing an even and fair playing field for all teams.

Built on overall sportsmanship/honorable competition; along with a conscious understanding to the impact to our fishery and its population, we will strive to continuously modify and improve our efforts to sustain a positive balance for each.

Tournament Development

The Sunset Bay Walleye Shoot Out has grown every year since its inception. We are extremely proud of the teams and anglers that participate and grow with the tournament.

The event takes a tremendous amount of work which encompasses 365 days a year. We are extremely proud of the level of competition that the tournament provides; its payouts and prize packs and overall value the expanded structure delivers. Its truly leading the industry.

There are a significant amount of hours, travel, operating expenses, legalities, permitting, insurance requirements, logistics, inventories, heavy equipment, 40 volunteers, printing, and dozens of other factors involved to provide a successful tournament for our anglers.

We strive to engage each team to monitor the overall interests and work as hard as possible to accommodate the best options for the fleet.

The event is a team choice to fish and is not a requirement. Please review the entire tournament package, understand all phase of its layout, prior to your team’s registration.

- We look forward to having you aboard!




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