The 31st Annual Kenora Bass International gets underway on Lake of the Woods today as anglers from across North America are vying first place and over $20,000.00 dollars in prize money.

Dean Woodbeck has been volunteering for the event for seven years and he says that the populat fishing tournament is beneficial for the city of Kenora. 

"I think it's great. The event brings in a lot of tourists and folks who will make Kenora a better place," he says. KBI 2017 winners Bill Godin and Leroy Wilson KBI 2017 winners Bill Godin and Leroy Wilson

Returning to the tournament this year are KBI 2017 winners, Bill Godin of Devlin and Leroy Wilson of International Falls. They took home a total of $21,500.00 last year. 

The catch and release, three-day tournament consists of 129 teams and offers daily prize money.

Children and families are also invited to join in on the fun with the Kids KBI tournament, games, charity BBQ's, live entertainment, a ladies' night fundraiser and more.

Day one weigh-in will go this afternoon at 4:00pm at the Whitecap Pavilion.

Godin, Wilson KBI champs

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