2017 NWT Hall of Fame recipient

Steve Isom

 Steve Isom is our first inductee into the NWT Hall of Fame. Steve is one of the founding members of the NWT 23 years ago. Steve was a board member for many years, an NWT director for several years. He has been a weight master at NWT tournaments. He continues to assist the NWT with sponsorship. He has supplied trophies and raffle prizes. He has been active with the Andrew Clayman Memorial tournament that is held at Merritt each year. He has assisted in running ice fishing tournaments at and around Merritt Reservoir. Steve is known by all as a great angler and sportsman, and has had a very positive impact on fishing all across Nebraska.




Merritt Open Rules meeting

Merritt Open Rules meeting will be held on July 8th 2017 at 6pm central, at Frederick Peak golf club 1000 Dowden Street in Valentine, NE (402-322-2754),  At Least one member from each team must attend the rules meeting. Brisket sandwich, chips, tea or water for $8.00.


Shut up & Fish

The location for the rules meeting has changed. The rules meeting will be at Marina Landing on May 19th at 6:30pm MST. Registration will start at 5:30. Please share and pass the info along!!  Look forward to seeing everyone there!!


The 2017 NWT season kicked off May 6 & 7 with the Rod Marshall Memorial tournament at Harlan County Reservoir.

The 2017 NWT season kicked off May 6 & 7 with the Rod Marshall Memorial tournament at Harlan County Reservoir.  This was a 2 day combined weight event that was held in conjunction with the Harlan Anglers Walleye Club.  85 teams took advantage of the beautiful weather and fished the event.  Catching walleyes on Harlan was not the issue, but finding the over 18” walleyes was a tough task, especially Saturday. Read more.....


Harlan Anglers Rules meeting will be held at Simmy's Lakeside Grill in Alma, Ne on May 5, 2017 at 7pm. At Least one member from each team must attend the rules meeting for the Harlan Anglers Walleye tournament.


2017 Nebraska Walleye Trail Scholarship

2017 Nebraska Walleye Trail Scholarship, Presented by Husker Auto Group.

The NWT would like to thank the Husker Auto Group for sponsoring this scholarship. This is the 2nd year for our scholarship. Please pass this scholarship application on to all eligible recipients.  You may access the scholarship application by going to our Scholarship Tab.

Application Period: April 15th 2017 thru May 15th 2017.

2017 Nebraska Walleye Trail Schedule

Harlan May 6-7
Big Mac Shut Up & Fish May 20-21
Merritt July 9...
State Championship McConaughy Aug 26-27

The Harlan tournament will once again be combined with the Harlan Anglers and the Rod Marshall Memorial Tournament. This will be the third year working with the HAWC and this has developed into a great partnership and a very well paying tournament. It has paid out over 100% the past two years.

The Big Mac Shut Up and Fish will once again be run by Vogl's Lodge & Lure. Chad runs a great tournament and the schedule change should allow for some new tactics to catch fish.

The Merritt tournament is going to be a one day shootout with a higher entry fee. We are trying something new to hopefully attract more teams.

The state championship will be combined with the NWA at Big Mac. We will award the top ten in our point standings and have a banquet on Saturday night like we have in the past.

We also worked with the NWA to not overlap ant dates with their circuit and also allow adequate time to go fish the Cabelas NTC and the Regional tournament.