Event Details

The Innovative Outdoors Walleye Challenge was a new addition to the tournament series on Eastern Basin of Lake Erie in 2016.  This event included the state of the art weigh-in system as seen at the Sunset Bay Walleye Shootout in past years.  Successful tournaments in other ports have shown a need for this style of event in Dunkirk, NY.  Mark your calendars in for August 25, 2018.  This is one you don’t want to miss!

  • Teams of 2-5 anglers
  • Up to 9 Rod/Reel Limit
  • All Waters of Lake Erie
  • 6 Walleye Weigh-In
  • Register & Pay Online or by Mail
  • State of the Art Scale System
  • Optional Big Fish Friday & Calcuttas

Friday, August 24, 2018 – Big Fish Friday – No lines in the water until 6:00am.  Weigh in at Rookie’s at 3:45pm. (You must be in the Official “Cooler Line” by 3:30pm Sharp!  Your team is responsible for bringing your cooler/fish to the “Cooler Line”.)

Friday, August 24, 2018 – Registration starts at 5:30pm.  Must be registered before 7:00pm to avoid penalty

Friday, August 24, 2018 – Captain’s Meeting (MANDATORY) – 7:00pm SHARP.

Saturday, August 25, 2018 – Boat Checks begin at 5:30am.  Bring your boat check slip  to pick up your puck and big fish zip tie.

Saturday, August 25, 2018 – Main Event – 7:00am – 3:30pm – Your cooler must be in the check in line by than 3:30 PM Sharp!

Saturday, August 25, 2018 – Weigh-In Show – 5:00pm.

Innovative Outdoors is a family-owned business based in Western New York that is dedicated to meeting the needs of hunting & fishing enthusiasts everywhere, this is another aspect of supplying the demand.

The field for 2018 will be limited to 65 boats with an entry fee deadline of August 1st at 11:59pm.  Registrations fee is $500.00USD.  Late registrations will not be accepted.  Anyone who is registered and paid by March 31st will be entered into an early bird drawing for a refund of their main event registration fee. Optional calcuttas can be signed up and paid for at the captain’s meeting.