The Clearwater Clash presented by Sunline!
Tourney #2 brings us to the familiar waters of Clearwater Lake located in Annandale, MN and is being presented by our Gold Sponsor Sunline Fishing, maker of some of the best fishing line out there!
This will mark the fifth time the Tour has been to Clearwater and has resulted in
Let’s Kickoff the 2018 Season!
This Sunday marks the first stop of the Minnesota Bass Tour is on East & West Rush Lake located in Chisago County. It’s been a long off-season and it couldn’t get here fast enough!
The last time the Tour was here was in July of 2014, certainly a different point in the season, especially in contract to the late ice out we have experienced this year. It was a tougher bite laden with a storm that came on through and then oppressive heat, let’s hope the shallow bite stays hot and we can see some real piggies coming to the scales!
That’s a Wrap!
The Minnesota Bass Tour has now concluded our 7th season! The usual seasonal comments still apply: “I can’t believe we are already done with the season.”
After all, it seems like we were just gathering for tourney #1 on Lake Koronis on June 4th!
So… What All Happened This Season?
This year we saw teams be successful that had limited winner’s circle exposure in past seasons. Their improvement was obvious.
Lake Vermilion TOC
MN Bass Tour Members gathered at Lake Vermilion for the last tournament of the year on September 9th and 10th. The Tournament of Champions (“TOC”) represents the MN Bass Tour’s final event of the year and is the only two day event of the year.
The cumulative weight over each day wins the largest payouts we have for the year and oftentimes results in significant shifting of teams as they ramble for Team of the Year points at the same time. Our weather was generally stable with sunny and 70 degree days Friday-Sunday and with south winds from 5-10 mph.
The MN Bass Tour held our second-ever catch and release tournament on the Chisago chain of lakes this past weekend. While not a customary weigh-in as far as tournaments go, the format drummed up excitement among MN Bass Tour Members who noted this style prevents the unnecessary stress on bass that can occur with the hot summer water temps.
We are here to report that the Chisago chain of lakes are alive and well in their catch and release state and in the end, it was a new team that came out on top, notching their first win ever on the tour!