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Two-time champs top Day One!

On one of the hottest days of this spring so far, Bill Godin and Ralph Galusha of Devlin, Ontario, turned out to be the hottest, with a one-day catch of 9.62 pounds tot ake the lead at the 2014 Emo Walleye Classic. Godin and Galusha had four fish for the day, though the big fish for the day was taken by  2012 champions Rod Woodgate and Dylan Swire, weighing in at 3.45 pounds. All but one team came back from the river today with fish in their live wells, and tomorrow has the potential to be even better.

33 teams take off for the 2014 EWC!

Thirty-three teams from across Northwestern Ontario and Minnesota took off at 8:00 this morning, in search of the monster walleye in the Rainy River. The 13th Emo Walleye Classic had a successful launch this morning, with 17 teams heading West, and 16 teams heading East, a significant change in stragety from other years, when the majority went East. Expect a shakeup of who brings in the big bag today at 3:30pm at the Emo/LaVallee Arena, as this year especially, it's anyone's tournament! Stay tuned for live udpates all day and a live video feed from the Arena today and tomorrow!

Local recording artist on tap for EWC 2014!

The 2014 Emo Walleye Classic has tapped a hugely talented local recording artist for this year's national anthems. Maverick Judson is Emo born and raised, but has international renown for his soulful lyrics, fantastic voice, and eclectic mix of top 40, dance, acoustic and metal tunes. We're so pleased that Maverick will be blowing away the anglers and spectators both days at this year's tournament. Check out his music at Soundcloud!

New sponsor prize for 2014!

There's a new prize for anglers in the 2014 tournament, contributed by new sponsor Fish Hunter. Every team that catches four fish both days will go into a draw to win two Fish Hunter fish finders

2014 Emo Firemen's Association Raffle!

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:

Spots still available!

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.

Emo Walleye Classic Beach Party - make winter go away!

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! Check us out on Facebook, and let us know if you're coming!

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