8th Season and 8th Visit to Minnetonka
The Minnesota Bass Tour wrapped up its last regular season tournament this past Sunday on Lake Minnetonka! The tournament, presented by Denali Fishing Rods, was met with excitement by anglers as we blasted off to a beautiful smoke-hazed sunrise from Lake Minnetonka Regional Park. This was the 8th time we have fished this lake and once again presented a day of learning and new experiences!
“This Area Looks Bassy”
A common phrase uttered by anglers, “this area looks bassy” was heard throughout pre-fishing and on the day of the tournament held on the Mississippi River sponsored by SPRO.
The 4th tournament of the year held on July 29th would award the winners over $100 in Spro tackle, some of which were the topwater frog baits that are ever so popular on this stretch of the river. The presentation uniquely hung on a hockey stick…
Revisiting where the Tour First Started!
The third tourney on Coon Lake was presented by Jason Mitchell Elite Series rods with winners to be awarded these fine rods along with the usual cash prizes.
As stated in the pre-tourney notice, the Minnesota Bass Tour hasn’t visited this body of water since our first-ever event 8 years ago and the results back then weren’t anything overly impressive. As the day approached, anglers weren’t expecting much different from that event given the pressure the lake has received,
(This recap was written by Jeremy Abbott of the Bass Whisperers)
A Clash Like No Other!
The second stop for the 2018 Minnesota Bass Tour season brought us to Clearwater Lake sponsored by Sunline. Anglers were fishing for the usual prize money and Team of the Year points, but also an extensive prize pack of Sunline Fishing line!
The “Clearwater Clash” is always a tournament that anglers and fans look forward to as soon as it is announced as part of the schedule.
And typically, the city of Annandale sees a mini-boon leading up to the big day at the various shops, restaurants and motels in the area.
July 30th marked the 7th time fishing Lake Minnetonka and MN Bass Tour members were greeted with a sunrise having the endless spectrum of orange and red hues. It’s always breathtaking to have this as the backdrop for our blastoffs and racing to our first fishing spot for the day.
As the sunrise faded and the day completed, the total weight of bass caught by all anglers was the highest compared to all previous visits to Lake Minnetonka. However, with the warm skies, calm winds and being the most visited recreational lake in the state – it still made it challenging day for teams.