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National walleye tourney set for Dunkirk

The 2022 Cabela’s Bass Pro Shops national walleye fishing tournament championship is coming to Dunkirk Aug. 24-26, 2022, Mayor Wilfred Rosas announced at this month’s Common Council meeting.

“This invitational event attracts anglers and spectators from across the country,” Rosas said. “The event will be televised nationally and will be a great promotional opportunity for our city.

“This is where we can showcase our waterfront and the new developments that we have there,” he continued. “We are pleased to be working with the local fishing tournaments and experts to plan and coordinate this exciting event.”

The mayor concluded, “We expect this to be a major event.”

Councilman-at-large Paul VanDenVouver agreed, saying “It’s huge, it’s big time. It’s great news.”

According to its web site, The Bass Pro Shops / Cabela’s National Team Championship is a result of partnerships formed with Bass Pro Shops / Cabela’s, The Walleye Federation, Ranger Boats, and Mercury Outboards and walleye tournaments, circuits, and clubs across the nation. Anglers who have secured invitations through these organizations have an opportunity to compete for added cash and prizes in a true national championship tournament.

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