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City eyeing jump to National Walleye Tour

Submitted Photo From the left are Gordy Anderson, Tom Miranda and Mark McMahon, who won the 2020 Innovative Outdoors Walleye Challenge in Dunkirk last summer with a total weight of 29.66 pounds and a 7.59 big fish that took third place on Saturday.

The National Walleye Tour has begun listing dates for their upcoming derbies in 2021 and Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas is looking to possibly one of the spots coming up.

“I think we have talked to those folks, but we haven’t solidified anything as of yet, but the city is definitely looking to help with promoting these fishing derbies, we budgeted some funds in the budget this year,” Rosas said. “We are more than willing to work with them and we will probably reach out to them to let them know that the city would like to work with them to hopefully bring that here.”

Currently the city promotes the derby held by Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club but hopes to expand on that this year. “We’ve been getting good publicity with the fishing derbies in this area and we want to promote it more,” Rosas added.

The National Walleye Tour events are made possible through the sponsorship and continued support of Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Ranger Boats, Mercury, Lucas Oil, AFTCO, Triton Boats, Power-Pole, Berkley, Abu Garcia, Sunline, Valley Fashions, T-H Marine, Atlas, G-Juice and Powertex Group.

Current events are to be held in Chamberlain, S.D., Sturgeon Bay, Wis., Huron, Ohio, Mobridge, S.D., with the championship in Otter Tail Lake, Minn..

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