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Summer Walleye Challenge

  • June 20, 2020
  • 6:00 AM
  • September 22, 2020
  • 6:00 PM

Summer Walleye Challenge Sponsored by Senneterre Outfitters

Cost  = $20 (Entry Fee $15 plus $5 processing fee)

This is an open tournament for anyone to participate.  100% Payback of Entry Fees. There is a special bonus prize available to the highest placing Connect Fishing League member.

Walleye Tournament - weight based - cumulative total of best 3 catches by weight.

Tournament Code will be posted on the event details page in the app once the event starts and you are registered.

In order for this tournament to go smoothly, do some preparation ahead of time. Each angler must have either an iPhone or Android and install the free ConnectScale app to record your catches.  To get the ConnectScale app iPhone Users -Download on iTunes App Storeand Android Users -Download on Google Play.

Your entry fee and processing fee will be collected as an in-app purchase. Go to the Events tab in the app, find the Event listing for the appropriate round you want to enter and tap to View/Join and complete payment with PayPal or Credit Card powered by Stripe.

All catches must be weighed with a ConnectScale.  No other weighing devices are allowed.

We recommend the use of one of the measuring boards listed at the end of the rules as a length confirmation for each catch.

Read the rules carefully.  Failure to comply with the rules will result in disallowed catches and possible disqualification.

Prizes - 100% payout of the collected entry fees go to Prize Pool. 

1st Place = 60% of Entry Fee Prize Pool

2nd Place = 25% of Entry Fee Prize Pool

3rd Place = 15% of Entry Fee Prize Pool 

Bonus - Prize for highest finishing Connect Fishing League Member.   See Prize Details at bottom of page.

What to do now?

  1. Get the ConnectScale app and become familiar with the app in advance.  The app can be found here foriPhoneand here forAndroid.

  2. Instructional videos for the app can be found here:https://connectscale.com/pages/videos


  • Saturday June 20th through Tuesday September 22nd.


  • Any public waterway in the United States or Canada.  No private ponds allowed.


  • Any angler in the United States or Canada who is not under a Shelter In Place Order from Local, State, or National Government.  All anglers must follow all applicable laws and have appropriate licenses.


Step 1 - The ConnectScale APP

All anglers must use the ConnectScale Fishing App to register and log entries.

Once you have downloaded the app.  Complete setting up your User Profile with First and Last names, Email and a Profile Picture that shows your face. 

The unique tournament ID code will be posted on the Events Detail page in the app.   To join the tournament, use the ConnectScale app, tap the Events Tab on the Bottom Menu. Select the My Events page on top of the page and select the Join button for the Summer Crappie event. 

Step 2 - Measuring Devices 

The Summer Walleye Challenge is a best 3 total weight based tournament.  All entries must be verified using ConnectScale and one of the recommended length measuring devices listed at the end of the rules.

Step 3 - Go Fishing and Catch Walleye

Only Walleye and Sauger are eligible for scoring in this tournament.

Step 4 - Measure and Log

Record your catch weight with the ConnectScale and enter into the ConnectScale app.

Measure the length of the catch with your measuring device and enter the length into the ConnectScale app.  The measurements are used to confirm validity of catch.  The length of the catch is not used to determine the winning catch but to validate the integrity of the entry.

The nose of the catch must touch the bump on the measuring device.  Lengths should be recorded in the nearest quarter inch rounded down.

Using the ConnectScale app, input the following data:

  • Weight of the catch in the Weight Field automatically obtained from ConnectScale. 

  • Length of the catch in the Length Field.

  • Select appropriate species of catch. (Walleye or Sauger)

  • Tap the Event Code Field and make sure the Tournament Code for the Summer Walleye Challenge is selected.  The event is selected with a Green Checkmark. 

  • Verification Photos - Two verification photos for each catch must be entered into the ConnectScale app at the time of the catch.  One photo must show a “fish selfie” with the entire catch in the photo.  The other photo must show the weight and length verification.

Verification photos must show the Unique Tournament ID on a card.  Tournament ID cards can be printed using the officialConnect Fishing League Tournament card.  The Tournament Code will be posted on the Event Details page in the ConnectScale App once you are registered. 

Photo Requirements:

  • Each submission must be a unique catch.

  • Each submission must include Unique Tournament ID.  This code will be published the night before the event starts and sent to you via email.

  • Each photo must show the entire fish from mouth to tail.

  • The mouth/lip, eye, and tail fin must not be covered or obstructed in photo.

  • Tail of the fish may be pinched.

  • The mouth of the fish must be closed and placed against the beginning of the board.

  • The measurement must be from left to right with dorsal fins on top of photo and pelvic and anal fins downward.

  • Measurement markings on board must be clearly visible.

  • Photos must be taken with participants' own phone using the In app photo feature.

  • Photos should be taken straight on or from directly overhead and not at an angle to ensure verification of the catch.  If the tournament director is not able to easily read the measurement, entries may be disallowed.  

  • Blurry photos or photos where the length marker is unclear will be excluded.

  • Second generation (screen shot, or photo of photos) will be excluded.

  • Catch must be in a natural state and unaltered.

  • Any catch submitted that does not meet all of the criteria will be excluded from total.

  • Tournament judges and the tournament director will have final decision on any violations and rulings.  

In the ConnectScale APP, make sure the Private catch slider is turned off and not showing Green.  If the catch is kept Private we will not see it in Public Feed or in the database when we are verifying results.  You may keep Share Map (GPS) Location private so that no other users will not know your location but the tournament admin will still be able to verify that the catch was weighed on a body of water and for safety verification.  After you have completed ALL of the steps above, tap Save in the top right-hand corner to save the catch submission and enter the catch in the competition.

Log as many catches as you like during the tournament.  This is a best 7 catch by weight tournament. The app will total your best 7.  

Live Leaderboard: 

Keep up to date with standings of all our events by using our new Live Tournament Leaderboard atwww.connectscale.app  


  • Boat, Kayak, Tube and Bank/Shore Fishing Permitted

  • Catches must be submitted to the tournament at time of catch.

  • All catches are submitted using the ConnectScale Fishing App.

  • Adding Length Measurement must be done in Inches in .25 inch increments.  For instance, x.00 x.25 x.50 or x.75 where x is the number of inches.

  • Users must Round Down and enter to the closest .25 or (¼) Inch mark.

  • Any submission not rounded to .00 .25 .50 .75 will be disqualified.

Board Measurement


Length Entered on App

11 1/8



11 3/8

11 1/4


11 5/8

11 1/2


11 7/8

11 3/4



  • Tie breaker will go to the most catches entered.

  • If still tied the tie breaker will be who logged the 1st catch by date/time.

Recommended Measuring Devices:

For weight based events most any measuring device is acceptable for catch verification.  Devices must be flat and show a fair length verification. 

Entry Fees

The tournament's entry fee is $15 with a $5 processing fee.  Entry fees and tournament fees are non-refundable if for any reason you are unable to fish.

Disputes and Complaints

Any concerns about the rules should be discussed before the start of the tournament.

The tournament director has the final decision on any complaints. 

Formal Complaints must be submitted to the tournament director and provide documentation including event, title date, name of angler, catch #, description of condition being disputed, and reason for dispute and requested action. 

Unless a clear violation of law or fraud, any dispute issued after 24 hours of the end of the event will be reviewed without affecting the results. 


Advertised Payout amounts will be adjusted based on the final number of paid participants.  Prizes will be processed after all photos submitted have been judged and results reviewed. Winners of Sponsored Prizes must complete Prize Claim Form that will be emailed to them.  


Competitors are responsible for all applicable taxes.  Participants that win a cumulative prize for the year of over $600 must complete a IRS W9 Form before any prize amount exceeding $600 will be distributed.

Waivers and Releases

By registering for an event the participant grants Connect Outdoors, Inc the right to use all photographs, likeness, stories, accounts, interviews, and information pertaining to the event for marketing and promotional purposes.  This release is granted without expectation of additional compensation.

As a condition of participation and by virtue of registering for competitions, each participant agrees to accept the terms and conditions of Connect Outdoors, Inc Waiver and Release of Liability.  This absolves Connect Outdoors, Inc, its officers, staff, and volunteers from responsibility and threat of litigation in the case of injury, loss, or death sustained by a participant while participating in an event.

Final Details

Connect Outdoors, Inc and its staff reserves the right to disqualify or omit any catches that do not meet the rules described above.  All decisions are FINAL.   

All users must practice safe social distancing measures as outlined by the CDC.  The tournament will be postponed if a national quarantine or shelter in place order is given.  

CDC Guidelines to protect yourself:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

CDC guidelines regarding travel in the US:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html 

As a condition of participation in a competition, and by virtue of using the app, each competitor agrees to accept the terms and conditions of the ConnectScale terms & conditions including a waiver and release of liability. 

Other Links:

Download the ConnectScale App   iOS    Android

ConnectScale education videos -https://connectscale.com/pages/videos

Join the Connect Fishing League -LINK

Download and Print the Connect Fishing League Tournament Card -LINK

Live Tournament Leaderboard -www.connectscale.app 

Recommended measuring boards -Hawg Trough, Ketch, Check It Stick

CDC Guidelines to protect yourself:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

CDC guidelines regarding travel in the US:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html 

If you have any questions please reach out via email to info@connectscale.com 


The Highest finishing Connect Fishing League Member will win the following.

1 week getaway for 2 (two) people to beautiful Lake Maseres in Senneterre Quebec. $1400.00 value.


Included in this offer is:

1 Cabin that sleeps 4 to six people, each cabin is equipped with a full kitchen and bathrooms with hot and cold running water. There are also 6 beds and a wood stove for heat. 

Use of a 16 foot boat with a 15hp motor and 5 gallons of gas per boat

Access to fish cleaning house and freezer space for fish

Winner is responsible for;

1-Getting to and from Senneterre Outfitters 

2-Fishing gear including your bait

3-Fishing license (roughly $35.00 for a week’s license per person)

4-Food and Ice

5-Sleeping bag and pillows

This package is good for up to 2 people and they will arrive on Saturday midday and leave the following Saturday midday.  They will be fishing for Northern Pike and Walleye on a pristine 18 mile long lake that gets very little pressure. Senneterre Outfitters is the only outfitter on the lake and there are only two other private camp owners on the lake.  We are located 90 miles, almost a 3 hour drive from the closest town making this a true wilderness fishing trip with a few added amenities.

Please visit Senneterre Outfitters Website for more details.

Trip must be taken on available dates in Summer 2021.  Winner will coordinate with the Owner/Operator of Senneterre Outfitters for dates.  

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