Colorado Walleye Association: Who We Are

Our Goal

About Colorado Walleye Assocation

The Colorado Walleye Association consists of families and individuals who enjoy the outdoors and have a passion for fishing. The clubs desire is to see Walleye fishing grow in popularity on Colorado waters by knowledge sharing and providing education to our members. We are guided by our mission statement “Encouraging family, friendships and fun through education and competitive angling while conserving our Walleye resources” We encourage family togetherness and building new friendships through association get-togethers, community volunteer programs and competitive angling events. We believe through knowledge and education you will share in our passion; chasing the nomadic Walleye.

The “Grassroots” approach is the CWA way. We share knowledge and education through chapter meetings, get-togethers, email newsletters, hands on demonstrations, and quality presentations. We encourage camaraderie, questions, involvement through our friendly chapter meetings. When you join our club you will be welcomed and encouraged to become a part of the CWA family.

Family and friendship is important to the CWA and it’s a large part of our success and framework which we will build on for the future. We encourage family and friends to join us and share good times both on and off the water through our get-togethers, tournament picnics, yearly awards and appreciation banquet. We have recently added a youth program that allows qualifying youth to have their own membership in the CWA and participate in special programs. We also recognize mixed and youth teams at our CWA tournaments. Through your angling experiences you will build a special bond with family and friends and start a lifelong collection of memories.

The community; we try to give back to the communities where we live and fish. We are involved in several yearly events where we donate time, , equipment, volunteers and the water experiences with our experienced members. Larimer County DNR Youth/Mentor Kids fishing tournament, an annual opportunity for children to experience fishing. Ft Carson Kids Day, an annual event taking parents and children of our deployed soldiers fishing. We also provide our wounded soldiers an opportunity to fish for a day with us through our “Warriors on the Water” another annual event. We are involved with high school fishing programs and Hope’s Float, a non profit organization that takes our handicapped citizens fishing and boating. We are proud to be a part of all their lives and share our passion with them.

The competition; we provide local tournaments for you and your partner to measure your skill levels against your piers. This is a good way to determine your growth, confidence level, and knowledge you’ve gained from the CWA experience. When you rise to the elite level in our local tournaments we have regional and national level tournaments to qualify for and compete in. We encourage family team mates and you can fish with the same partner throughout the season. If you don’t have a partner we have various channels try to pair you up with a CWA member who would like to fish tournaments.

If you want to learn, build new friendships, experience the passion of Walleye fishing and would like to be a part of the Colorado Walleye Association “welcome” we are glad to include you in our circle of family and friends. If you are unsure or have questions please feel free to visit our website www.cowalleye.com. You can also contact the chapter director in your area.

Thank you for your consideration of the CWA! 

Meet The Team

Executives (elected)

President

Ronnie Snyder

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303.594.3832

Vice President

Lonnie Snyder

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303.254.8981

Secretary

Josh Sheldon


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970.227.0401

Treasurer

Ray Deichsel


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303.903.9689

Other Positions

Promotions Director

Steve Shelton

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970.685.9797

Membership Director

Lonnie Snyder

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303.254.8981

Tournament Director

Mitch Petersen & Brad Qualley

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303.514.1078

Youth Director/Promotions

Sandy Hewitt

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303.984.7412

Central Chapter Director

Mitch Petersen

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720.982.9747

North Chapter Director

Kurt Wood

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970.222.2786

South Chapter Director

Mike Williams

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719.240.3893

Webmaster

Lonnie Snyder

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303.254.8981

Special Events Coordinator

Gary Mongelli

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720.220.1327

Banquet Director

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Exposition Director

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Sponsorship Director

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