2022 Lake Erie Fall Brawl Registration

Congrats to Mike Gibson from Dyer, IN, our Elk Hunt drawing winner out of 500+ entries!

Mike is an avid hunter & fisherman, so this win sounds like a perfect fit. He’ll be enjoying a lodge-based Elk hunting trip in Southern Colorado from High Mountain Hunts, LLC.

Colorado is one of the most mountainous states in the United States which makes for incredible elk hunting. More than 50 peaks that are  over 14,000 feet or higher above sea level. Those peaks are covered in forests that provide a sanctuary for elk, deer, and other wildlife. Colorado produces more elk than any other state.

Elk Hunt for Two - Lake Erie Fall Brawl

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2022 OFFICIAL Fall Brawl Tournament Rules

  • FISH WILL BE WEIGHED AND THEN MEASURED TO THE NEAREST 1/8TH INCH.
  • WINNING FISH WILL BE BY WEIGHT WITH LENGTH USED AS TIEBREAKER
  • DEADLINE FOR WEIGH-INS IS: SUNDAY NOVEMBER 27th, @ 12PM
  • ONLY (1) FISH ALLOWED PER PARTICIPANT TO BE REGISTERED AT ANY ONE TIME. ALL FISH MUST BE CAUGHT BY REGISTERED PARTICIPANT.
  • THIS FISH IS NOW CONSIDERED ENTERED INTO THE DERBY AND CANNOT BE WEIGHED AT A DIFFERENT FALL BRAWL WEIGH STATION. ANY ADDITIONAL ATTEMPT TO WEIGH OR A FISH THAT IS WEIGHED TWICE WILL BE DISQUALIFIED IMMEDIATELY AND NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ANY FALL BRAWL OFFICIAL RANKING.
  • A REGISTERED ENTRANT MAY WEIGH THEIR FALL BRAWL FISH AT ANY OTHER PARTICIPATING TOURNAMENT OR DERBY.
  • A PARTICIPANT WEIGHING IN A FISH, OWNS AND IS FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT FISH.
  • ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE A VALID OHIO FISHING LICENSE IF REQUIRED BY THE STATE OF OHIO. FISH MUST BE LEGALLY CAUGHT IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL OHIO FISHING LAWS.
  • ALL REGISTRATION FORMS MUST BE LEGIBLE, COMPLETED, SIGNED & DATED BY CONTESTANT TO BE CONSIDERED VALID.
  • EVENT HELD IN OHIO, MICHIGAN, AND PENNSYLVANIA WATERS OF LAKE ERIE (NO CANADIAN WATERS)
  • WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY REGISTRATION.
  • IF FISHING FROM A BOAT, ONLY REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS MAY BE ON BOARD. BOATS MUST BE LEGALLY REGISTERED, LEGALLY EQUIPPED WITH ALL REQUIRED EQUIPMENT AND SAFETY DEVICES, AND MUST BE LEGALLY OPERATED.
  • WEEKLY WINNERS AND DERBY PLACE WINNERS (ALONG WITH ALL PARTIES ON BOARD OF VESSEL AT THE TIME THE FISH WAS CAUGHT) WILL BE SUBJECT TO POLYGRAPH AND VSA LIE DETECTOR TESTING.
  • A CONTESTANT CAN BE DISQUALIFIED FOR RULES VIOLATIONS, STATE GAME LAW VIOLATIONS, AND MAJOR BOATING LAW VIOLATIONS OCCURRING WITHIN THE FALL BRAWL DERBY DATES.
  • A CONTESTANT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND REMOVED FROM FINAL RESULTS AFTER (2) INDEPENDENT FAILED POLYGRAPH / VSA TESTS, BOTH OF WHICH WILL BE PROVIDED AT NO COST TO THE CONTESTANT.
  • ANY CONTESTANT DISQUALIFIED DUE TO THE RESULT OF POLYGRAPH AND VSA TESTING WILL BE GIVEN THEIR WRITTEN RESULTS AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE.
  • TESTING WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CLOSE OF THE DERBY AND RESULTS WILL BE FINALIZED ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 12TH.
  • CONTESTANTS MUST ARRIVE AT THEIR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT(S) OR THEY ARE SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION.

POLYGRAPH / VSA EXPLAINED

It is Big Water Walleye Championship’s objective to run an affordable, honest and enjoyable fishing derby. With that comes the obligation to check place winners for honesty and integrity prior to claiming their respective prize. You will not be harassed, belittled, tortured, or asked embarrassing questions that do not pertain to the FALL BRAWL DERBY or State Fishing and Boating Laws or regulations. You, as the contestant, will be given every opportunity to pass the Polygraph / VSA test and claim your prize. If in fact you are disqualified and removed from the FALL BRAWL Official results list you (or someone on your boat) will have recorded deception in (2) independent Polygraph / VSA tests. You will be given a written copy of your results as soon as practicable after results are finalized by the examiner.

*** FALL BRAWL KIDS DIVISION ***

  • Same rules apply for kids as the adults
  • Age 15 and under to qualify by end of Fall Brawl on 11-27-22
    Must not turn 16 before 11.28.2022
  • Top five(5) paid spots, must not be a regular derby top 5 winner

2022 First Place

Ranger 621FS Fisherman Multi-Species Fishing Boat

Ranger 622FS Pro Fisherman
Mercury 400 Verado Four Stroke
Mercury Four Stroke Pro Kicker
RangerTrail Tandem Trailer

Approximate Retail Value = $125,000

2022 Second Place

Ranger 621FS Pro Fisherman
Mercury 350 Verado Four Stroke
Mercury Four Stroke Pro Kicker
RangerTrail Tandem Trailer

Approximate Retail Value = $110,000

3rd Place = $65,000

4th Place = $55,000

5th Place = $45,000