1st Annual Lake Erie Walleye Hunter Derby

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The first Dunnville Hunter Lake Erie Walleye Derby hosted by owner Steve Hardcastle, of Fishmaster Ultimate Bait & Tackle Store

Twenty teams of top notch walleye anglers landed some impressive catches of monster walleye by the conclusion of the one day derby.

Most walleye were caught before 8am on a worm harness over 60 feet of water.

Santo Amalfi of Hamilton jigged on bottom at 1:30pm to reel in a 10 pounder plus trophy to take first place of the largest fish. 10 pounder 

Team Iceburg from Buffalo New York took top place overall with 32.2 pounds for a 4 fish limit of walleye.                

 Team Iceberg

On the left Captain Bob Rustowicz, Tom Brunn Jr with Randy Jaroszewski on the right hold up an impressive catch!

Great fishing guys!

About Peter Wood 1194 Articles
As an avid lifelong angler and hunter, Peter’s outdoor knowledge and experiences keep expanding through his hundreds of hours of hunting and fishing podcast interviews with like minded experts. He has received numerous national writing awards. With thousands of outdoor pictures on Ripple Outdoors and many full-length articles with outdoor magazine and video clips you might say that he not only enjoys his outdoor lifestyle, but he’s quite the fanatic! In 2015 he earned fifth overall on the King of the Wood Contest hosted by Canada In The Rough team, pretty good for a baby boomer deer hunter. His buck was also one of the top bucks taken that season. Through Peter’s deer hunting seminars or by attending outdoor trade shows, like the Toronto Sportsmen Show and The SWOC Big Buck Show, he has connected with thousands of like minded people that love hunting and fishing. As a volunteer or member of local and national outdoor groups like QDMA, SWOC, Outdoor Writers of Canada, Archery Trade Show Association he continues to learn and hone his craft. Read his many articles, listen to his podcasts and rifle through thousands of photos on Ripple Outdoors. Discover Peter’s latest posts about outdoor gear, destinations, how to articles and interviews and you’ll be a better angler and hunter for the experience.

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  1. It is good to have found this page, thanks for the artical about the derby. My son’s team came in first.How proud we are of him, and his team’s effort. Thanks for the pictures and artical. What great information on hunting and fishing, since we are an outdoors family, I will be looking forward to all you podcasts, and articals. thanks!!!!Autumnblazing

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