White Bear Lake Keeps the Lines Tight
This weekend, the Minnesota Bass Tour fished their second tournament of the season on White Bear Lake, presented by Blackfish Gear! It’s been 5 years since our last event here and anglers were faced with fishing a lake that was 4 feet higher than it was back in 2014. Bass Tour members were also faced with the fun challenge of sorting through a large volume of 14-16 inch bass to try and beat the field.
Gull Lake TOC Concludes 2018 – Presented by Blackfish Gear
The end of year Tournament of Champions (“TOC”) is the most anticipated event of the MN Bass Tour season due to it being the only 2 day event of the year and as a result, factors heavily in crowning the Blackfish Team of the Year.
Specifically, teams attending the weekend event accumulate Team of the Year points for BOTH days. The end result: an exciting finish as teams charge towards the coveted honor by patterning an outstate body of water.
This year was no different on Gull Lake and the Tournament of Champions presented by Blackfish Gear.
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!
The second event of 2017 is in the books and as highlighted in previous recaps, Lake Waconia hasn’t been kind weather-wise to the MN Bass Tour. Of the 3 previous events, all were delayed due to severe weather. On the flip-side, tourney results didn’t seem to be hampered by how those days started.
So while the weather wasn’t severe, it still presented it’s own challenges. Temps at blast-off were low 50’s never getting higher than 65, overcast clouds until 11:00 and anglers managing a 10-15 mph northwest wind all day long. Tour members couldn’t help but wonder if we skipped over summer and went straight into Fall!
But it was Team Flippin’ & Lippin’ of Mike Doughty and Tim “Krebby” Krebs who healed their wounds from their lackluster finish in August 2015. That day, they were only able to muster up 11.75 lbs.