LEWT Anglers can now fish for a season-long, Big Fish Side Pot. Entry will be $100 per boat for the 2024 season. This will be 100% payout.


  • All LEWT Rules apply
  • Only one(1) fish may be weighed for big fish/Fat 5 at each event.
  • You may always upgrade your Fat 5 ‘bag’ during any LEWT event.
  • Championship days both count (2 days = 2 opportunities for big fish)
  • Payout to Top 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams annually, paid out at Championship.
  • $1500 First Place BONUS sponsored by Pier Pub

The Big Water Walleye Championships is a club for anglers that fish in the Big Water of Lake Erie and its tributaries. We are the host of the popular Lake Erie Walleye Trail team walleye circuit and formerly known as the Western Basin Sportfishing Association.

Membership and tournament participation is open to anyone interested in fishing, no matter their location or skill level. Our goal is to present information in a manner that will help sustain and improve fishing in one of the greatest inland sport fisheries in the world.

Scientific information, fishing techniques, locations and presentations are presented at our meetings by expert and knowledgeable speakers, and tournament anglers from our group. These anglers are very open with techniques and will help any member that is trying to learn new methods. All you have to do is ask.