The first-annual Emo Walleye Classic already has half the available spots filled, organizers said.
“We have 27 [entries] so far,” said committee member Colleen Vennechenko, who also is president of the Emo Chamber of Commerce.
The derby is open to the first 50 two-person teams. Teams above and beyond 50 will be placed on the waiting list in case of cancellations.
Entry fee is $600 per boat. A payment of $300 is due upon receipt of entry, with the remaining balance to be paid by April 15.
Entry forms are available at Tompkins Hardware, Village Variety, and the Corner Closet in Emo, Dev-Lynne’s in Devlin, and the Fort Frances Times and CFOB in Fort Frances.
They also are available from committee members.
The tournament committee is meeting tonight (Wednesday) to finalize events. “We’re still working on events and we can always use volunteers,” Vennechenko said.
The newest walleye derby to hit the region will be held May 31-June 1 on the Rainy River.