The thirteenth Annual Emo Walleye Classic kicks off May 29, 30 & 31, 2014 — a catch-and release tournament on the picturesque Rainy River, in Emo, Ontario. Teams from Canada and the U.S. will chase the top spot — and over $30,000 in prizes!
The Emo Walleye Classic is pleased to once again highlight the Emo Firemen's Association raffle draw, to be held at the Emo Walleye Classic weigh-ins on Saturday, May 31 at 7PM. Tickets are available at retailers throughout the Rainy River District! At $10 a ticket, the ticket offers ten prizes at ten awesome prizes! Check out this year's prize list:
1. 2014 YAMAHA 700 VIKING EPS WITH UTILITY TRAILER AND 4000 LB WINCH courtesy of Tompkins Hardware Ltd., retail value $20221.35
Spots are still available in the 2014 Emo Walleye Classic – just $500 per team! There are a number of bonuses for teams, including free meals each evening of the tournament, a grab bag of bonus items from some of our sponsors, and, most importantly, a shot at up to $32,000 in prizes!
You can download a PDF version of our registration form here. Cheques must be in Canadian funds.
Are you tired of how LONG our winter has been? Join the Emo Walleye Classic at the EWC Beach Party, March 29th at the Emo/LaVallee Arena! The party starts at 8PM, with music by Party Rock! $5 at the door - age of majority! Bring your best beach gear -- but no Speedos allowed!
We are fortunate to have Lowery's Basics in Fort Frances as one of our sponsors. Lowery's provided us with laptops this year to run the technology part of our stage setup. Now, Lowery's is offering those laptops as a discounted deal to its customers:
Windows 8 Installed
Processor - 1.7 GHz AMD E2-1800 APU, 1 MB L2 cache
Black licorice, imprint finish
Boat Package from Tompkins Hardware & Yamaha Motors Canada - Steve Gerley
Cedar Furniture from Gannon Creek Trading Company - Sean Latimer
2013 Emo Walleye Classic Tournament Prizes
Free Live Bait for 2014 - Courtesy of Village Variety
Peter Gushulak and Harvey Cochrane
Elmer Haglin Award
To be for eligible for the Elmer Haglin Award teams must include an angler competing with their parent or grandparent.
Shirley and Rylan McQuaker
With a two-day total of over 20lbs, including a day two catch of 11.81 pounds, Les Morrison of Rainy River, and Oliver Gibbins of Kenora took the 2013 title at the Emo Walleye Classic! You can see the full results here
Many, many thanks to all the volunteers, anglers, sponsors and spectators who helped make the 2013 tournament a huge success. Stay tuned for more summary information from the tournament later today!
Norm Hyatt (above) and Bryan Bonot, longtime competitors in the Emo Walleye Classic, took the lead on day one of the 2013 tournament, with four fish, and a total of 13.47 pounds -- but hot on their heels are the father-daughter team of Irwin and Amber Hughes, with 11.26 lbs, and today's big fish weighing in at 7.79 pounds! The top ten teams brought in 86.72 pounds of fish today!
Day two flights go at 8AM tomorrow -- see you at the waterfront for the launch!
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Volunteers Needed for 2014!
We're looking for volunteers for the 2014 EWC! Stage help, setup and teardown, waterfront, boat check-in, bar servers, drivers and traffic control — we need it all! If you'd like to participate, let us know!
Twelve years of competition!
Want to see the historical results from the Emo Walleye Classic? Find them all here, for: