Walleye Challenge

BACK FOR 2019!!

The Innovative Outdoors Walleye Challenge is a successful walleye tournament in Dunkirk, NY on the Eastern Basin of Lake Erie.   The event promotes competition, conservation and good sportsmanship.  Successful tournaments in other ports have shown a need for this style of event in Dunkirk, NY.  


Mark your calendars in for August 24, 2019.  This is one you don’t want to miss!

Highlights

  • Teams of 2-5 anglers
  • Up to 9 Rod/Reel Limit
  • All Waters of Lake Erie
  • 6 Walleye Weigh-In
  • Register & Pay Online or by Mail
  • NEW for 2019 - Payment Plan (see the registration page  for more information)
  • State of the Art Scale System
  • Optional Big Fish Friday & Calcuttas

REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE

Registration will open on January 1, 2019.


The registration form and links to pay online are on the registration page.


Anyone who is registered and paid by March 31st will be entered into an early bird drawing for a refund of the main event registration fee. 

Big Fish Fiday

Big Fish Friday (BFF) will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019.


• Fishing time begins at 6:00am. You can depart any port or marina at anytime, however lines cannot be entered in the water until 6:00am. • Weigh in will take place at Rookie’s on the Lake, 19 Lake Shore Dr E, Dunkirk, NY beginning at 3:30pm.

• You must be in the Official “Cooler Line” (at Rookie’s) by 3:30 pm Sharp! Your team is responsible for bringing your cooler/fish to the “Cooler Line”.

• Only one (1) fish shall be presented in the cooler, no other walleyes or species allowed in cooler.

• No loose ice or water baths allowed in cooler, bagged or block ice is acceptable.

• A maximum of nine (9) rods can be used at anytime.

• All waters of Lake Erie and upper Niagara River are legal fishing waters, including Canadian waters.

• All State and Federal Laws apply.

• All tournament rules apply.

• All fish weighed for Big Fish Friday will be gill clipped.

• The top three (3) walleyes will be paid.

• All BFF prizes will be paid at the captain's meeting Friday, August 23, 2019.


❖ Please reference enclosed Rules/Regulations for Weather Cancellations

Events

January 1, 2019

Registration Open

All day

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January 1, 2019

Registration Open

Registration is open until August 1, 2019.


Register and paid in full by March 31, 2019 to be entered into the Early Bird drawing to have your main event entry fee refunded.

All day

March 31, 2019

Early Bird Registration Deadline

All day

+ Event Details

March 31, 2019

Early Bird Registration Deadline

Register and paid in full by March 31, 2019 to be entered into the Early Bird drawing to have your main event entry fee refunded. 

All day

August 1, 2019

Registration Deadline

All day

+ Event Details

August 1, 2019

Registration Deadline

 Registration is open until August 1, 2019. 

All day

August 23, 2019

Big Fish Friday

6:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Rookies on the Lake, 19 Lake Shore Dr E, Dunkirk, NY

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August 23, 2019

Big Fish Friday

No lines in the water until 6:00am.  Weigh in at Rookie’s at 3:45pm. (You must be in the Official “Cooler Line” by 3:30pm Sharp!  Your team is responsible for bringing your cooler/fish to the “Cooler Line”.)

6:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Rookies on the Lake, 19 Lake Shore Dr E, Dunkirk, NY

August 23, 2019

Registration

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Rookies on the Lake, 19 Lake Shore Dr E, Dunkirk, NY

+ Event Details

August 23, 2019

Registration

Registration starts at 6:00pm.  Must be registered before 6:30pm to avoid penalty.

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Rookies on the Lake, 19 Lake Shore Dr E, Dunkirk, NY

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Innovative Outdoors Walleye Challenge

30 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, New York 14048, United States

(716) 481-5348