(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.
As indicated in the pre-tournament post, our first-ever visit to Forest Lake was anticipated to be a “grind.” Angler expectations were that 12 pounds for 5 bass will be the norm and sorting through 1-2 pounders to fill limits.
After all, perusing other circuits’ historical results on Forest seemed to conclude that having a 15 pound bag-o-bass “should” clinch a win. More so than perhaps than other lakes, anglers capable of finding that kicker on Forest Lake “should” find themselves in the winners’ circle as well.