The 2024 KC Walleye Classic still has a few spots available to our returning 2023 anglers, whether returning as an intact team or with a new partner.
Registration opens to new anglers at 8:00 AM on March 1, 2024.
Get in while you still can!!!
KCWC REGISTRATION LINK- LOOK HERE
All registrations for 2024 will be processed through the 2024 KCWC Walleye Classic registration portal on this site. The registration button will appear on the home page on February 1, 2024 at 8:00AM.
The 2024 KCWC is a 100-team event. The field will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. A waiting list will be established after the 100 team field is filled.
Phase 1: Registration begins on February 1, 2024, for returning anglers from the 2023 KC Walleye Classic whether returning as an intact team or returning with a new partner. Your completed Tournament Entry along with the entry charge of $480.00 plus fees ($497.10) per team, must be received on the tournament website by February 29, 2024.
Phase 2: On March 1, 2024, registration opens for new anglers,
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24th ANNUAL KC WALLEYE CLASSIC
June 8, 2024
LAKE BEMIDJI WATERFRONT
The Knights of Columbus Walleye Classic is a competitive, catch- photo- release walleye-fishing tournament to be held Saturday, June 8, 2024 on Lake Bemidji and Lake Irving. The tournament has raised over $1.1M for local charities over the past 23 years
One hundred two-person teams will again compete for more than $40,000 in cash and prizes. Anglers will start their engines at 7:00 a.m. at the Bemidji Waterfront. The Knights of Columbus Walleye Classic is presented by Acme Tools/Milwaukee Tools/Honda Power Equipment.
The community is invited to attend family activities hosted by All Pro Dads and several other beneficiary organizations in the afternoon with food and beverages available. The awards presentation is at 5:30 p.m. and is open to the public. First prize is $15,000.00, with other cash and prizes awarded to the top 20 teams.
A Lund 1650 Angler boat equipped with a 50 HP Mercury Motor and Shorelander trailer donated by Ray’s Marine in Bemidji will be raffled off at 5:30PM. Other cash prizes will also be raffled off at this time.
Proceeds from the Walleye Classic will benefit Bemidji Youth League Baseball, Wounded Warrior Guide Service, Bemidji Area Special Olympics, Fishing Has No Boundaries, Let’s Go Fishing, Take A Kid Fishing, Bemidji Boy Scouts, All Pro Dads, The Bemidji High School Lumberjack Fishing Team, the Knights of Columbus, and the local fisheries through DNR.
KCWC Committee Announces new Grand Prize of $15K for 2024 Champions
The KC Walleye Classic Committee is proud to announce they have added additional prize money making the Grand Prize for the 2024 KCWC Champion a whopping $15,000!!
The top twenty places in the tournament are eligible to receive cash prizes with19th place receiving a free registration for the 2025 KCWC valued at $497.10. The prize list is available for viewing on the "Prizes" page.
2024 Knights of Columbus Walleye Classic
Set for June 8, 2024
The Bemidji Knights of Columbus Council #1544 is proud to announce the 24th Annual KC Walleye Classic date is set for June 8, 2024 at Lake Bemidji and Lake Irvine. This year, 100 teams will once again launch from the Lake Bemidji Waterfront at 7:00 A.M. and compete for a new Grand Prize of $15,000.00.
The top placing 20 teams are also eligible for cash prizes with 19th place team receiving a free 2025 registration to fish in the 2025 KCWC! Anglers also are eligible for random drawings for other valuable prizes that will take place once fishing has concluded for the day.
2023 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS WALLEYE CLASSIC DONATES
TO LOCAL CHARITIES
2023 KCWC Beneficiaries
MORE INFORMATION ON THESE DONATIONS FOUND ON
Congratulations to the 2023 KCWC Champions!!!!
PAT MCSHARRY & DAN FULLER
BAG WEIGHT- 38.69902991
2023 KCWC Winners- Pat McSharry (L) and Dan Fuller (R)
Congratulations to Ted Brown, Moorhead, MN, on winning the 2023 KCWC Raffle Grand Prize: 2023 Lund Angler Tiller with 50 HP Mercury 4 stroke, Shoreland'r Trailer, Minn-Kota Terova trolling motor, and Helix graph donated by Ray's Marine in Bemidji.
Pictured here is Joe Bofferding - KCWC Committee, Mike Solheim - Ray's Marine; Carrie Iverson & Ted Brown - Raffle Winners; and Terry Belanger - KCWC Committee Raffle Chairman.
Tournament Director John Marcum announced at 2:30 PM today, the tournament is officially full with 100 teams registered to compete in the 23rd annual Knights of Columbus Walleye Classic.
Registration remains open for "Wait List" teams. Teams from this list will be selected in the order they were registered in the event a registered team cannot compete.
The Knights of Columbus Committee sent invitations to the 2022 Captains this week. If you were a Captain last year and are planning to return to the tournament with your same partner you can register your INTACT TEAM beginning on February 1st, 2023. That morning at 8:00 AM a button will appear on the upper left side of our home page where you can Click to begin the process. Entries are being handled on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVED basis. Your Captain letter has the required code to allow your entry into the tournament. This tournament is limited to 100 boats.
Returning anglers with a new partner will be eligible to register for remaining slots beginning at 8:00 AM March 1st, 2023. Entries handled on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS.
The event will open to the public on March 1st at 8:00 AM for remaining slots. A wait list will be created once the tournament fills.
The June 10, 2023 Knights of Columbus Walleye Classic, presented by Acme Tools/Milwaukee Tools/Honda Power Equipment- angler registration is approaching fast! Our committee has been meeting through the fall and has been busy planning for our next event!
We have been working to evolve this tournament to catch/photo/release format with more and better features.
We are planning to provide fantastic opportunities for anglers’ families, friends and the community to follow the tournament live at the waterfront and online at the KCWC Facebook page, @KnightsofColumbusWalleyeClassic.
Angler registration begins at 8:00 AM, February 1, 2023, with returning, intact teams from 2022. Returning 2022 anglers with a new fishing partner are eligible to begin registration on March 1st, 2023.
Remaining slots will be open to the public on March 8, 2023.
Continue to monitor this website and our Facebook page for additional updates as the tournament approaches. Last year's Captains will be receiving a sign-up reminder in the mail in just over a week.
This year the KCWC will be raffling off a 2023 Lund 1650 Angler Tiller with a 50 HP Mercury engine and trailer which is being donated by Ray's Marine, Lund boats, and Shorland'r Trailers and will include trolling motor and graph.
Please also remember to support the tournament by buying raffle tickets when they become available shortly. We will announce the locations to purchase tickets soon.
If you have questions, please contact Tournament Director John Marcum at email@example.com.
The Knights of Columbus Walleye Classic will be conducting the 22nd event on Saturday, June 10 2023, at the Lake Bemidji Waterfront! This will once again be a CATCH/ PHOTO/ RELEASE tournament using Fish Donkey APP to document your catches.
More information about this tournament will be posted on our website and FACEBOOK page soon.
Sundquist and Holley, who also won the KCWC in 2004, claimed the championship with 13.86 pounds. Duane and Travis Peterson took second and the Legacy prize with 13.38 pounds. Big Fish prize went to Kurt Knott and Marty McSharry with a 5.81 pound fish!