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2024 Leech Lake Walleye Tournament Rules

CPR – Catch Photo Release

Anglers will report the measurement, and the app will apply a weight conversion.  Winners will be determined by weight. View all rules & their descriptions below.

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All registration must be completed using the FishDonkey link below. All registrations will be paid with credit card directly on FishDonkey. The FishDonkey app will be used to photo document fish and will generate live leaderboards. The leaderboards will update through the event as fish are submitted. All entries will be considered unofficial until verified. It is your responsibility to train on and test the App before the tournament.

Practice Ahead Of Time

Fish Donkey Tips

Watch a 1 minute video on “How to Enter a Fish”
Test the app before you get out on the water.

  1. Download the app (if you haven’t yet)
  3. Search and Join: Practice Entering a Fish

Video: How to Join the Practice Tournament

It is the sole responsibility of the teams to be proficient in the use of the app.

Prepare in advance, just in case. The app will work without internet reception.

Do this: Tap on the name of the tournament on the FD home screen while you are in an area with strong reception. Your event is now fully loaded, and you are ready.

*Your Digital Livewell® (fish icon) will show you if there are fish waiting to get pushed into the leaderboard.  

*Open your Digital Livewell® and leave that screen open/active until all fish are “Received”.  If your pictures are not showing the leaderboard, this is what you need to do.  

* If you tap RESUBMIT, you only need to tap it once.  Keep the screen “awake” by tapping in a blank area on the screen to keep it processing.

Every angler is responsible for checking their Digital Livewell® at the end of the day to make sure that all of their fish submissions have been identified as “RECEIVED”.  Tap on the Digital Livewell® (fish icon).  You will need a minimum of 2 bars of service or strong Wi-Fi.  If any entries have a message that reads NOT RECEIVED, leave that screen open until all fish read RECEIVED to the leaderboard.  If you cannot get your entry to say RECEIVED, try this:

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Each team will be allowed 3 fish under 20” Teams can CPR and upgrade these all day until you achieve the 3 biggest under 20″. The minimum size for walleyes is 14 inches, Legal fish must be at least 14”.

  • Example:  A 13 ¾” is not a legal fish – will not be rounded up.
Rules & Regulation


Each team may CPR 2 fish over 20”. You are ONLY allowed to submit 2 fish over 20″.
If more than 2 are submitted the time stamp will be used to ZERO out any further fish entries over 20″. Only your first two (by timestamp) will count.

  • Example: Any fish touching the 20” line gets rounded up to a legal “over”.

Extra-large fish that exceed the length of your “Judge” measuring board; use a commercial measuring tape and line it up with the 0″ of your measuring board. Place the fish on top of the measure tape/measuring board. Bump the nose of the fish against the 90-degree angle to mark the 0″ start of your measurement. Photo or video document your fish from nose to tail, covering the complete length of the fish.

Any fish altered (before or after being caught) which enhances the weight or circumvents tournament slot limits will not be allowed and will be grounds for immediate team disqualification if so, determined by the tournament rules committee.

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● All protests must be brought to the director’s attention before the end of the event.
● Anyone caught breaking the law or disobeying the rules will be disqualified.
● Fish must be hooked and caught live in a conventional manner. Fish cannot be snagged, netted, speared, etc.
● Alterations of fish tails is prohibited. (Clipping)
Fish cannot be put in live well at any time. This includes all game fish except bait. This will be immediate disqualification.

  1. Take out your camera and take a picture or video of the offender.
  2. Call the tournament director immediately.
If deception is detected or the participant refuses to take the exam, the prize will be forfeited, and the participant will be disqualified. Anglers taking a polygraph examination may be responsible for all costs incurred
Ensure that your correct address, email, and mobile number appear in your app profile for prize announcements and delivery. Prizes are the responsibility of the winners. Transportation, taxes, and incidentals are the responsibility of the winner.

It is the responsibility of the tournament director to disburse all prizes.

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