Border View Lodge is once again hosting its Annual Chili Bowl Walleye Tournament on the Rainy River. Now in its 13th year, the resort’s signature event will be held on October 14, 2023.  The Chili Bowl is a yearly walleye fishing tournament and chili dinner celebration that draws anglers from across the Midwest.
Last year, over 22 anglers walked away with a nice stack of prize money, and this year touts a similar draw. If 75 boats are registered, this event could pay out over $17,000 in prize money to 14 teams, making this a popular northern Minnesota event.
Here are a few key highlights:
• Catch-Photo-Release (CPR) format, one-day fishing tournament on the Rainy River.
• Over $17,000 in cash if 75 boats register, and lots of prizes from our sponsors
•. 75 Teams at $300 per boat (only one, two-person team per boat)
• Registration fee includes a Prime Rib Dinner at the Rules meeting the night before the tournament at 6:00 pm on October 13, 2023
•. Weigh-in and Chili Dinner Celebration will begin at 4:00 pm on October 14, 2023

The Catch-Photo-Release format is in its third year for this event, contributing to the conservation of Lake of the Woods, one of the most prolific walleye fisheries in the Midwest.
“We had an absolute amazing turnout last year for an outstanding event,” notes Vince Ojard, Tournament Director. “So many anglers walked away with cash and prizes and had a fantastic time. We expect most of them to come back and fish it again this year.”

And a couple of new things have been added to this year’s event. “We want to continue to make this event better,” explains Jeff Anderson, General Manager of Lake of the Woods Resorts. “We added a prime rib dinner and celebration during the rules meeting this year, and we are creating a Chili Bowl Trophy that will have some fun promotions around it.”
If the roster reaches the 75-team limit, there could be up to 14 payouts with the 1st place check 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 including Clam Outdoors, Blackfish Gear, Outdoors Again Sports, Midwest Outdoors and Flo-Fast to name a few.
Registration is now open, CLICK HERE. For information and to register, visit or call 800-776-34