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11th Annual Chili Bowl Walleye Tournament

Baudette, Minn. (August 23, 2021) –  Border View Lodge on Lake of the Woods recently announced the 11th Annual Chili Bowl Walleye Tournament on October 16, 2021.  Hosted on the shores of the Rainy River at Lake of the Woods, Minnesota, the Chili Bowl is a yearly walleye fishing tournament and chili dinner celebration that draws anglers from across the Midwest. 

Here are a few key highlights:

•  Catch-Photo-Release (CPR) format, one-day fishing tournament on the Rainy River. 

100% Payout! All registration fees go back into the payout, so anglers will cash more and bigger checks.

75 Teams at $250 per boat (only one, two-person team per boat) 

• Weigh-in and Chili Dinner are open to the public at 4:00 pm on October 16, 2021

The Catch-Photo-Release format is a new change for this event, contributing to the conservation of Lake of the Woods, one of the most prolific walleye fisheries in the Midwest. 

“After last year’s covid restrictions, we’re excited to be once again hosting this popular tournament for walleye anglers,” notes Mike Kinsella, Tournament Director. “We’ve made it bigger and better than ever before, with 15% of the competing anglers walking away with a check.” 

If the roster reaches the 75-team limit, the winning check could be up to $6,000. The Chili Bowl has partnered with several regional brands that will be offering prizes or promotions at the event as well. Partners include Clam Outdoors, Blackfish Gear, Border Bank, Outdoors Again Sports, Flo-Fast and US Foods.

Registration is now open and accepting anglers. For more information and to register, visit or call 800-776-3474. •