Tournaments and Events – Fishing Events

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Tournaments and Events

Here are a few annual fishing events. 

Ontario Kayak Fishing Series
A series of two-day recreational freshwater kayak fishing tournaments, kayak fish a single event or join the series.

Ontario Family Fishing Weekend(s)
Take your family fishing license-free. Canadian residents can enjoy the fun of fishing in Ontario without a license during the annual Ontario Family Fishing Weekend.

Kenora Walleye Open, July 7-8
The 2018 Kenora Walleye Open is just around the corner! Catch and Release Team Tournament.

Emo Walleye Classic, Rainy River, Emo, May 24-26
One of the  largest walleye tournaments in Sunset Country, the Emo Walleye Classic is entering its 16th year. Highlights include a boat parade and of course, the weigh in ceremonies. Go after the first prize of $7,500.00! 

Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, Rainy Lake, Fort Frances, July 19-21
Easily the largest fishing tournament in Ontario’s Sunset Country, the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship is entering its 24th year in 2018. Go after big bass on Rainy Lake and take a shot at getting your share of the $82,500.00 payout. 

Kenora Bass International, Lake of the Woods, Kenora, August 9-11
With the large populations of bass on Lake of the Woods, the Kenora Bass International attracts anglers from across Canada and the USA. The tournament includes nightly entertainment under the Whitecap Pavilion, a boat parade and of course, the weigh-in ceremonies! 

Red Lake Fall Classic, Red Lake, Municipality of Red Lake, September 1-2
The kickoff to fall tournament fishing in Sunset Country is definitely the Red Lake Fall Classic. With a first place prize of $12,000.00, anglers flock to Red Lake from across Ontario, Western Canada and the Northern US. 

Atikokan Bass Classic, Lower Marmion Lake, Atikokan, August 17-18
The Atikokan Bass Classic attracts anglers from Northern Ontario through to Minnesota and Wisconsin and we all know some of the biggest bass in Sunset Country can be found around Atikokan. Join us for a fun two days on and off the water!

Man holding up a fish.


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Man and young boy fishing together on a dock.


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