The SLRWA thanks all of the ice fishermen and women that braved the wind to make the
8th Annual Northern Pike Derby another success.
We hope you had a great day!
Thank you Lacey for sharing the National Anthem with us and the Wounded Warriors!
A special thanks to the volunteers who made this event possible. It could not be done without you!
Anglers of the Year
Randy Gravlin & Ben Nightingale
The St. Lawrence River is known as one of the best fishing destinations
in the world. This mighty river is the watershed of the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean making it one of the largest
fresh waters on the planet.
A place with four seasons,
Northern New York's rivers provide an ideal habitat for the walleye. The deep waters with strong currents as well
as a host of feeding tributaries makes the river a sportsman's dream come true with outstanding fishing. While 5-10
pound walleye are not uncommon, this elusive fish will offer any fisherman a challenge.
The St. Lawrence River Walleye Association is making strides to preserve this wonderful fishery and protect it from
modern influences for our future generations. It is the hope and desire of the organization to one day build a research,
hatchery and visitors center to provide cutting edge laboratories and facilities to study the impact of man, natural occurences
and invasive species on the walleye.
are actively seeking grant monies and other partnership funding to build the center, but your participation in SLRWA tournaments,
providing sponsorships and your individual or business memberships support these efforts on a grassroots level, and for that,
we thank you!
2014 SLRWA Tournaments Dates
May 3rd - Opening Day Derby, Waddington
June 14th - Smackdown, Massena - Benefit Event
Aug 2nd - 13th AnnWalleye Challenge, Massena
Sept. 13th - Fall Classic, Waddington
Feb. 21st -9th Annual Northern Pike Challenge, Waddington
Watertown Daily Times Article
SLRWA has in operation a new portable hatchery and production ponds. If any member is
interested in getting involved in the hatchery project, please contact us!!!
Dewey Lavalley (left) presents SLRWA President Mike Gagner with
from the family of charter SLRWA member and avid fisherman
Elwood Smith who passed away last January.
Smith's wife Rebecca
earmarked the donation in Elwood's name to benefit the construction of the new
hatchery in his memory. SLRWA is grateful for the family's kindness.