The 2017 Walleye Derby Invitational on Lake Erie Ohio kicked off with a first day Big Fish Free Entry Bonus. The angler who could weigh in the heaviest walleye on Day 1 would receive a 100 percent refund on their entry fee. With holiday season quickly approaching the anglers, whose wallets could use the money, fished day and night to try to catch the heaviest walleye.
Weigh in is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 18th. There is an estimate of 3 fisherman who will try to claim the 1 day Big Fish Free Entry Prize. Great catches from Dana Jean Daughert-Klonowski, Bryan Zwilling and Ron Hudak are expected at the scales.
Every competitor must notify the Weigh master that he or she has caught a fish. The request is noted and shared with the other anglers in the Walleye Derby in the form of a picture and a notation to STAND BY for the results.