Walleye Master Charity Event


August 26 – August 29, 2024


Pay It Forward is a 3 night / 2 day fishing extravaganza bringing 60 injured and disabled veterans to Lake of the Woods to honor, recognize and celebrate leading to healing and happiness.



The Organizations Behind Pay it Forward:

RGB_TourismLogo1Lake of the Woods Tourism represents tourism and the lodging community throughout Lake of the Woods County, We are a partner organization behind the Pay It Forward event and believe our veterans and our freedoms as a result of their efforts and sacrifices deserve to be recognized.

fishingforlife_logoAs an outdoor hunting and fishing community, we have a lot to be thankful for. We live in an area of bountiful outdoor experiences, which include world class Walleye fishing, excellent big game and waterfowl hunting. Also, this is the birth place of one of our favorite winter recreations, snowmobiling. We are fortunate to live in a four season outdoor paradise.Our community invites you to participate in our event to say thank you to the disabled service members and their families who have served and fought on our behalf to protect the freedom that allows each and every one of us to pursue our dreams. Their sacrifices should be paid forward as a debt of gratitude and we welcome them to be guests in our community without any financial strain

Package #1

$5,000 –
and above

Gold plan plus special customized plan to meet your needs.

Package #2

$2,500 – $4,999

 Enjoy 3 nights lodging, 2 days fishing, meals & events for 2 people as a Pay It Forward Gold Sponsor. Recognition shared on the Pay It Forward website & on signage at Pay It Forward events.

Package #3

$1,000 –

Name recognition on the Walleye Master website & on signage at Pay It Forward events.

Package #4

$500 –

Name recognition on the Walleye Master website

All donations, regardless of amount are helpful and appreciated.  Feel free to send check or pay via Credit Card via the Donate button below.


Monday, August 26th

5 pm – 6pm Meet & Greet, Sportsman’s Lodge

6 pm Dinner and Program

Tuesday, August 27th

7 am Breakfast

8 am Charter Fishing

12 pm Bag Lunch

5 pm Return to Resorts

6:00 pm Fish Fry and Program at River Bend Resort

Wednesday, August 28th

7 am Breakfast

8 am Charter Fishing

12 pm Bag Lunch

5 pm Return to Resort

6 pm – 7 pm  Dinner at Border View Lodge

7 pm – 10 pm  Program and Entertainment.

Thursday, August 29th

8 am-10 am Breakfast at leisure


Kind Words:

The Walleye Master Event is a don’t miss summer fishing outing for your bucket list. Great walleye fishing combined with a great cause. What’s not to like?

I attended the LOTW fishing event this passed summer and it was the greatest weekend fishing I had ever had the veterans and local supporters where all great and very passionate in making the trip accessible and fun for the veterans. Borderview was such a great place to stay I will never stay anywhere else on lake of the woods but there it was wonderful. Thank you again and I hope to do it again one day.


Thank you for your generosity last summer with the wounded warrior fishing trip. The entire trip was a first class experience and greatly appreciated.

This trip was amazing! I can not thank everyone involved enough! We had an absolute blast fishing with him. Cant wait to be back up there!



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