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Trophy Walleye TV show from Kiwanis International Walleye Tournament, Ontario Algoma Country, Sault Ste. Marie, ON.

Posted on July 14th, 2012

[nggallery id=745]After attending last years event, my wife Barbara, our dog Mulligan & I were off yesterday from Elliot Lake, ON to Sault Ste. Marie to cover this years Ontario Algoma Country Kiwanis International Walleye Trournament.  More contetants and excellent fishing produced trophy walleye catches at the 2nd Annual walleye tournament on the St. Mary’s River, ON.ic

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We had the pleasure of fishing from our new 18′ River Hawk boat equipped with a Yamaha 115, 4-stroke outboard, Minn Kota Terrova Auto Pilot electric motor and Humminbird 800 & 500 series sonars.

Blast-off for the contestants started at 7am and anglers had miles of water to fish in the St. Mary’s River and the adjoining rivers and lakes.  Anglers from all over Ontario and the US competed in this event to capture $10,000 for the first place prize!

We filmed the event from the “trickle start”, during the competition and right to the weigh-ins.  As well as landing lots of walleye and showing viewers the different techniques the contestants used to catch their trophy walleye, we also interviewed anglers on the water and captured the exciting action as they landed their trophy catches.

The above images gives you a taste of the fishing quality and the event.  Greg Rychman & Curtis White (in white shirts), hold-up 2-fish each from their 5-walleye limit, while the team of Jason Doyon and Rob Lafroueboise hold us 4 of their biggest fish from their 5-fish limit. 

This Kiwanis Walleye Tournamet is a first class event.  Anglers meet on the Fri., night for the rules meeting, than there is a boat parade where the city of Sault Ste. Marie, ON residents get to view and check the awesome rigs the contestants will be fishing from.  All contestants get packed lunches and a complimentary dinner on the Saturday night.

I was very impressed again with the care taken to weigh the walleye carefully and to live release them to ensure their survival.  Divers are even used to ensure the released walleye are healthy enough for anglers to catch in the future.

If you are looking for an excuse to discover Ontario’s Algoma Country and experince the great walleye fishing the St. Mary’s River, ON has to offer, make sure to check-out this event and enter it in the future by going to, www.nowt.ca/tournaments/kiwanis-invitational-walleye-tournament .

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