The twelfth Annual Emo Walleye Classic kicks off May 23, 24 & 25, 2013 — 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 up to $40,000 in prizes!
Just six days until the biggest tournament on the Rainy River takes place! There are still spots in the tournament left -- register today to fish! And even if you're not an angler, there's lots to enjoy at the tournament, for the whole family! See you next week at the EWC!
The Emo Walleye Classic is pleased to support the fundraining efforts of the Emo Fireman’s Association, and their Boat Raffle, to be drawn at the Emo Walleye Classic! It's the only prize in the Rainy River District with ten chances at ten prizes – for $10!
There's a great range of prizes￼ available:
1. Boat, motor and trailer package consisting of 2013 G3 V167c Boat, Yamaha F50 and G3 trailer, courtesy of Tompkins Hardware ltd., Yamaha Motors and G3 Boats, retail value of $18,442.73.
The Emo Walleye Classic is looking for volunteers of all ages! All volunteers receive a free 2013 EWC t-shirt. We are looking for folks to fill a number of roles:
Servers -- we are looking for bar servers for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Must have SmartServe certification.
Casino dealers -- Friday night will see our second annual Fun Casino Night. We need Blackjack, Roulette and Poker dealers. This is a fun casino night, so no actual money changes hands at he tables. Training will be provided ahead of time.
The Emo Walleye Classic organizers are proud to announce two HUGE changes to the tournament this year. First, the tournament fee has been reduced from $600 to $500 per team. And second, we've moved the boundary on the tournament -- all the way out to Lake of the Woods!
We were fortunate at this year's tournament to participate in a study being done by students from the Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo, who are currently in the Rainy River District. The purpose of the study is to assess the health of the food web in the Rainy River, and walleye are one of the key species.
(Courtesy of the Fort Frances Times)
Thanks to a tournament-best, single-day catch of 13.51 pounds on Friday, Emo’s Paul Allan and Jason Rostek of Dryden were never challenged as they captured the 11th-annual Emo Walleye Classic crown Saturday afternoon with a two-day haul of 17.13 pounds In fact, the pair didn’t even need to weigh in the four walleye they had reeled in on Day 2 as no one was able to knock the leaders out of the top spot during Saturday’s final weigh-in at the Emo/La Vallee Arena.
Log on live to our video feed to see the BEST part of the tournament! Follow us on Twitter at @emowalleye -- lots of excitement here right now!
Check it out now -- live video and updates from the live updates link on the left hand side!
See some of our photos on the Emo Walleye Classic Facebook page -- click here to see them now!
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We're looking for volunteers for the 2013 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!
Eleven years of competition!
Want to see the historical results from the Emo Walleye Classic? Find them all here, for: