Family fishing carnival brings fun for all at 2005 Evinrude
Walleye Classic fishing tournament Walker, Minnesota-May 24,
The 2005 Evinrude Walleye Classic is more than just a big time
fishing tournament with a large $100,000 payout; it is a family
fishing carnival and it's all going on right at Walker City
Park on the shores of Leech Lake the weekend of June 4 and 5.
"This year's festival is going to be bigger than ever with a
ton of fun activities for kids as young as you can imagine on
up to 17-not to mention plenty of fun stuff for the adults as
well," said Chip Leer of Fishing the WildSide located in Walker,
MN. His crew over at Fishing the WildSide have been feverishly
working to get everything in order for this year's Classic.
One of the goals of Fishing the WildSide is to share the world
of fishing with all members of the family and the carnival is
a terrific way to accomplish this mission. While the tournament
brings in plenty of serious anglers, the carnival features something
for everybody no matter how old or young. Why call it a carnival?
Leer said when you have food booths, vendors, activities and
games; you have yourself a full blown carnival. The carnival
kicks off at 10 a.m. in Walker City Park on Sunday, June 5 and
the first 500 children in attendance will receive a Northland
Tackle goody bag as well as a handful of good stuff compliments
of Evinrude, the tournament's lead sponsor. The folks over at
Evinrude will also have some boats on hand equipped with Evinrude
E-TEC engines, the new standard in outboard motors. Folks who
test drive one of these engines receive a free t-shirt with
hat and qualify for additional drawings. Those who purchase
an E-TEC engine and boat within 30 days of their test drive
also receive a free seven-year extended warranty and free boat
cover. Evinrude has corralled a few of their tournament pros
who will be bringing up a semi-truck trailer that splits in
two and displays the differences between regular outboards and
the new Evinrude E-TEC engine. Resort Marine, Lake Country RV
and Eric Myhra Ford will also be on hand to show off and highlight
their latest and greatest products for the 2005 season. With
all that going on, it might be difficult to remember that the
anglers fishing in this year's tournament are going after over
$100,000 in prizes including a $42,000 Lund/Evinrude prize package
for first place-the largest first place payout in event history.
"We have some terrific sponsors who have helped make all of
this possible and I think we'll have a nail biter when it comes
down to the final weigh-in," Leer said. The tournament begins
early Saturday morning and weigh-in for that first day will
begin at 2 p.m. in Walker City Park. Food booths and vendors
will be on hand Saturday, but the main show is Sunday throughout
the day. Leer said, "We wanted to have as much as possible going
on both days in case people couldn't make it for both, but if
I had to choose a day to come it would definitely be on Sunday."
Sunday is the day of the big weigh-in taking place at 2 p.m.
in Walker City Park among the other carnival festivities. "The
fun of the carnival, combined with the excitement of the tournament,
is sure to make this an event not to miss," Leer said. To find
out more about the 2005 Evinrude Walleye Classic go to www.fishingthewildside.com,
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