On November 18th, 2021, The Knights of Columbus Walleye Classic distributed $68,826 to eleven different charitable beneficiaries.
Tournament revenues were earned through tournament entry fees, sponsorships, donations, and the annual raffle sponsored by Ray’s Marine/Lund/Mercury.
The beneficiary organizations listed below support the tournament by providing thousands of hours of volunteer service toward event planning, raffle ticket sales, and tournament operations.
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 Scouts – Voyageurs Area Council
All Pro Dads
Knights of Columbus Council #1544
Bemidji High school fishing league
Congratulations to John Halcrow, winner of the 2021 Lund 1600 Fury SS with 25 hp Mercury and Shoreland'r trailer, courtesy of Ray's Sport and Marine, Lund, Mercury and Shoreland'r, as well as the winners of 19 cash prizes! The full winner list is attached below.
Thank you to all of those who purchased raffle tickets for this year's Walleye Classic, as well as the beneficiaries and sponsors that helped make it successful!
The 20th annual Knights of Columbus Walleye Classic (KCWC), a competitive, live-release walleye-fishing tournament held Saturday, June 12, 2021 on Lake Bemidji and Lake Irving, is reporting official results.
This year, 120 two-person teams competed for more than $60,000 in cash and prizes for this 20th anniversary celebration. First prize winners Kelly and Rylee Curb took home the $20,000 Championship and the Legacy prize as our top ranked father and son team. The Curbs submitted the tournament limit of five fish for a total weight of 20.00 pounds.
Cash prizes were awarded to the top 15 teams, with a variety of custom rods and other prizes for select spots in the remaining field. The “Big Fish” prize went to the team of Rick and Justin Whittington for a 7.18 pound fish. A full listing of all tournament anglers and their official results is attached below with a complete press release.
Brian and Luke Hendricks took 3rd Place honors in the 2021 KC Walleye Classic and won $3750 with 19.05 Lbs in their 5 fish limit bag! Congratulations!!
Congratulations to Paul Schummer and Mike Amble who took the second-place championship to win $5000 with a five fish bag of 19.62 LBS.
2022 FATHER AND SON CHAMPIONS Congratulations to Kelly and Rylee Curb, who won the $20,000 Championship and the Legacy prize as our top ranked father and son team. The Curbs submitted the tournament limit of five fish for a total weight of 20.00.
John Halcrow takes a look at his new Lund fishing boat, courtesy of Ray's Sport and Marine. Pictured are KCWC Tournament Director John Marcum, JOHN HALCROW, Ray's manager Mikey Solheim, and KCWC Raffle Chair Terry Belanger.