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Walleye Classic IV 2011
Lower Niagara River / Lake Ontario

August 13 2011


The Lower Niagara River Walleye Classic is being sponsored by A-1 Bait and Outdoors Niagara.
We feature simple rules, [below] same as in our Summer Big Bass Classic. - 100% payback

This contest was moved ahead [from September] to this date from last year.
Fishermen requested it be moved because of better fishing in the month of August. Itís done! Enjoy......................

Sign up at A-1 Bait, Grauer Rd. [870-2170] Niagara Falls or by PayPal at Outdoors Niagara Website
A-1 Bait store phone for more information  - 870-2170 or email Outdoors Niagara HERE

OR- Use the sign-up form at the end of this page and mail it

Pay Pal payments are safe & secure. Credit Card information is NOT shared with Outdoors Niagara or anyone else,
only you and your Credit Card Company. There are no charges to you from PayPal


Sales Tax included on entry fee

$25.00 - Contest & Cash Bash Pool all included -
[$20.00 entry plus $5.00 toward Cash Bash for Largest Walleye entered - 100% payback] [50-30-20]

 



A word about our Official Weigh-Master:
Richard Fortier has been serving as weigh master/judge for many many years now and fishermen respect his honesty and integrity. There is never a question and when Richard decides, Richards word is gold
is an important cog to the success of these events.

All events are open to the public and spectators are invited to attend the weigh-ins at all events. C'mon and enjoy in the celebrations!


Mr. Ken Sprenger

Most of you remember Tonawanda News Outdoor Writer Ken Sprenger. [Also Lockport USJ] Sprenger was there Saturday and taking pictures for a new story he is working on
about the extinct Blue Pike. Go to the Blue Pike pages on this website and there you will find an interesting story and history done by him about the Blue Pike a few years ago.

There is a lot of information on this extinct species on our Blue Pike pages.
It is informational, educational and informative.
This information can be used for school papers/research and essays.

BASS CLASSIC INFORMATION HERE

REPORT ON THE WALLEYE CLASSIC III SEPTEMBER 18 2010

Great walleye weather in the early morning turning into a windy, gusty day later in the AM.

There were 40 entrants and ONLY 5 fish turned in for weigh-in. Poor fishing for the most part but lots of reports of the salmon moving in and they could be seen at the red can and the Coast Guard drift surfacing and playing around. It was felt by the experts that the walleye were probably seeking cover for the day and in a bad mood.

Size of the fish turned in was noticeably small compared to prior years entries.

Andy Hastings [Grand Island NY] turned in total poundage of 6 lb. 12 oz for his two allowable fish. Enough to get him the first place bragging rights. One was 3lb.7oz. and the other was 3lb. 5 oz.

Second place was Jason Hutcheson [Wilson NY] with a 5 lb. 11 oz. walleye and that also took the Lunker Award and bragging rights. He is a son of Ron Hutcheson. Jason was fishing with his brother Joe.

Third place honors went to Pat Weis [Tonawanda NY] with a 3lb. 2oz. entry.

The only other entry was Dave Ross and he had a 3lb. 0oz. entry. He was presented an Outdoors Niagara camouflage cap.

Baits of the day appeared to be worm harness' or a spinner & sally fly tipped with a crawler.

Among the participants this year, they were as far away as North East PA. [Down along route 20) St. Catherineís Ontario and Bruce Mapel from Clarence NY.

Grilled hot dogs as prepared by Jenine Hutchinson and Jerry and a macaroni salad by Delma Daul were served at the awards ceremony.

Richard Fortier did another honorable job as weigh-master for the day.

There was talk at the weigh-in about moving the Classic IV to possibly the last weekend in August or maybe the first weekend in September.
 

 

 

RESULTS OF THE 2009 Fall Walleye Classic II

All weighed in on digital scales

 
Finish Entrant First Fish Weight Second Fish Weight Total of two fish allowed for entry
1st Place Jim Tomasine 6.760 7.110 13.870
2nd Place Jim Janese 7.265 6.450 13.715
3rd Place Joe Augustniak [Augie] 7.010 4.955 11.965
Cash Bash Award Jim Janese 7.265!   Only one fish allowed

 


Captain Joe Augie [L] and Captain Jim Gordon displaying the walleye they entered in the 2009 Fall Classic

The Walleye Fish Tale:

Fishing was tough for this contest. High winds & waves on the bar in front of the Fort.
Fishermen headed that way early on but the winds picked up and most moved into the river.

Seems the lures of the day were copper colored blades; harness's [copper color] and Sallys.
Tomasine caught his big fish on a large copper blade spinner and a black widow sally fly.
35 - 40ft. water depths ~
15 fish entered; all quality size as most fishermen released fish they knew wouldn't get on the board to qualify.

A total 50 Fishermen entered and the furthest away was Fred Lockwood from Southburg Ct.

 

THE 2010 WALLEYE CLASSIC III CONTEST WILL AGAIN BE HELD TO COINCIDE WITH THE 2010 FISH ODYSSEY



Marc Daul

Photos of this event can be see on the MD Action Photography web pages
Photos were taken of this Walleye Classic and the Summer 2009 Big Bass Classic
Photos by Marc Daul, Professional Special Events Photographer

 
Pictures of the Fall Walleye Classic II can be seen here
 


2009 Big Bass Classic Photos Here
 2008 RESULTS LISTINGS ARE POSTED PLUS PHOTOS & STORY GO HERE


Pay Pal payments are safe & secure. Credit Card information is NOT shared with Outdoors Niagara or anyone else,
only you and your Credit Card Company. There are no charges to you from PayPal


Sales Tax included on entry fee

$25.00 - Contest & Cash Bash Pool all included -
[$20.00 entry plus $5.00 toward Cash Bash for Largest Walleye entered - 100% payback]


 

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Official Walleye Classic 2011  Registration -
August 13 2011  
                                                                       ENTRY: $25.00          
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