Where Has the Season Gone?
I’m mean, seriously, we are talking that it’s mid-August and already our 5th tournament for 2017! As being the last regular season event and a team of the year race that is as tight as ever, MN Bass Tour members will continue to press as we approach the final turn.
That “final turn” of course is a north metro chain of lakes that rarely gets to have tournaments on it – Chisago, South Lindstrom, and North Lindstrom lakes. These are catch and release lakes and offer up some chunky bass that are not hampered by many tournament circuits, we are stoked to have this on our schedule this year!
It’s the 2nd Half Stretch!
It’s hard to believe that we are officially in the 2nd half stretch of this season! In looking at the team of the year points, there is an incredibly close race making for a lot of fun to see if the top teams maintain their stride or if others will capture lightning in the bottle to run the table!
the Zoo Minnetonka – the Most Visited Lake on the Tour
This weekend’s tourney will be the 7th time that the Minnesota Bass Tour has been on Lake Minnetonka.
Diverse lakes make MN Bass Tour Members Better Anglers!
Since we started in 2011, the MN Bass Tour has taken pride in fishing diverse lakes across the greater Twin Cities metro area. Members agree that competing on different lakes from one year to the next creates unique educational opportunities as we strive to become better fishermen. A tactic learned on one lake could very well be applied to another that we have as our “go-to” lake.
Additionally, anglers get to discover a new lake they may not have ever thought of fishing and our end of day round-robin discussion on what worked helps us to rethink how we can approach new bodies of water too.
As Directors, we feel diverse lake selection helps minimize our impact on a fishery and public perception of tournaments on lakes that are regular hot beds for screaming bass boats. You can view our diverse tournament lakes by Clicking Here.
It’s the “Grind” Tournament of the Season!
Lake Waconia or Bust!
This weekend marks the fourth time that the Minnesota Bass Tour has fished this wonderful fishery in the southwest metro. Curiously, Waconia has historically greeted us in the morning with lightning, hail and a resulting delay, but then by weigh-in the lake’s bounty weighed down the scales for the teams!
It was a beautiful day on Lake Koronis and the first of 6 Minnesota Bass Tour events is officially in the books.
Congratulations to team Shake N’ Bake of Lucas Matzke and Derek Born with 18.70 lbs and the 2nd biggest bass of the tournament, a 6.10 lb largemouth!