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2015 Tournament of Champions presented by George's Repair CenterMINNEAPOLIS, MN – August 25, 2015 - Starting on Labor Day weekend, approximately 200 anglers will arrive in the Gull Lake area to practice and prepare for the Minnesota B.A.S.S. Nation Tournament of Champions (TOC) presented by George's Repair Center on Gull Lake on September 10th and 11th. These 200 anglers have qualified from their local clubs, representing 34 clubs from all over Minnesota. Anglers come from all over the state for many reasons; foremost is the camaraderie of fellow anglers and secondly to qualify for the 2016 B.A.S.S. Central Regional. The top 20 anglers from the TOC will advance next year to fish against other State Teams from the central United States in late summer 2016. At stake there is a chance to fish in the B.A.S.S. Nation National Championship and become one step closer to a Bassmasters' Classic berth.
The Wednesday night meeting will be held at Cragun's Resort and Hotel. A silent auction will raise money for Camp Confidence, an outdoor center for persons with developmental and cognitive disabilities along with the deaf and hard of hearing communities. Donations include gift certificates, tackle boxes, rods, reels, and tackle. "We are excited to have one of the largest TOCs in over 10 years. Cragun's has been a great sponsor and is providing us with excellent meeting and weigh-in locations." says Peter Perovich, Minnesota B.A.S.S. Nation President. "We are proud to again have George's Repair Center as our title sponsor. Also we appreciate the support we get from Skeeter Boats, MinnKota, Hummingbird, Rapala, Lamiglas, and Rod Glove". Join us at Cragun's Resort and Hotel in Brainerd September 10th and 11th for the weigh-in. Weigh-in will be at 3pm each day. Awards presentation will follow at 5:30pm on Friday.
ABOUT MINNESOTA BASS NATION: Minnesota B.A.S.S. Nation is one of the largest fishing organizations in Minnesota. It is a grass roots organization for bass fishing, conservation, and youth involvement. For more information visit www.mnbfn.org, facebook.com/MNBFN, and twitter.com/MNBassNation.
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The Problem with Ethanol for Anglers
March 5, 2015
When ethanol levels go above 10 percent, fuel burns hotter and often reduces engine life. Support legislation that amends the Clean Air Act and prevents the Environmental Protection Agency from allowing blends of ethanol higher than 10 percent, such as E15, from entering the marketplace.
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The Rod Glove SponsorshipFebruary 11, 2015
The Rod Glove is now the exclusive rod protector of the Minnesota B.A.S.S. Nation!
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2015 B.A.S.S. Annual Youth and High School MeetingFebruary 10, 2015
Find out how to get involved in bass fishing, learn techniques, get free fishing lures & tackle. Bring your friends! Join our Facebook page
The 2015 BASS Youth and High School annual meeting will be on Saturday March 7th at the Medina Ballroom, 500 Highway 55, Medina, MN.
Mike Iaconelli at 2015 BanquetFebruary 4, 2015
Over 200 people joined us and B.A.S.S. Elite and Rapala pro Mike Iaconelli on Saturday, January 3, 2015 for the Minnesota B.A.S.S. Nation Banquet. We had an assortment of silent auction items including a MinnKota Fortrex (80lb thrust) trolling motor, Humminbird Helix 5, and UMBCS tourney paid entry.
Minnesota Winning Team at 2014 Northern DivisionalOver three days no angler caught a five bass limit, but the Minnesota finished above all the other state teams with 104-14 pounds. Rich Lingren of Lakeville, MN, led the Minnesota team with 14-4 which eeked past Brad Gravenhof of Rochester, MN, by 1 ounce. However Brad caught a 7-pound, 1-ounce largemouth the first day of the tournament to earn the $500 Carhartt Big Bass award.
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8/13/2014 - 8/15/2014
STANDINGS BY TEAM DAY 3
Lake Monroe - Fourwinds Marina - Bloomington, IN
|Name||City, State||# Fish||# Live||Lbs - Oz||# Fish||# Live||Lbs - Oz|
|Richard Lindgren||Lakeville, MN||2||2||3-15||6||6||14- 4|
|Brad Gravenhof||Rochester, MN||0||0- 0||0||4||4||14- 3|
|Corey Brant||Minnetonka, MN||1||1||1- 9||5||5||13- 7|
|Michael Kepp||Rochester, MN||1||1||2- 2||4||4||12- 8|
||Elgin, MN||2||2||3- 4||4||4||8-15|
|Sharaku Kishida||Duluth, MN||0||0- 0||0||3||3||8- 4|
|Randy Wieczorek||Buffalo City, WI||2||2||3-13||4||4||7- 6|
|Aaron Daeges||Carver, MN||1||1||1-15||4||4||7- 2|
|Mike Holzer||Trempealeau, WI||0||0- 0||0||2||2||6- 3|
|Andrew Nitchals||Willmar, MN||0||0- 0||0||1||1||4-14|
|Larry Krohn||Le Center, MN||2||2||4- 1||2||2||4- 1|
|HS MN - Stearns - Haroldson
||Lakeville, MN||1||1||2- 3||1||1||2- 3|
|Jeff Lueck||Watertown, MN||0||0- 0||0||1||1||1-8|
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ReBaits®: Recycle Soft Plastic BaitsMarch 3, 2012
The Minnesota B.A.S.S. Nation is launching ReBaits®. ReBaits is designed to keep potentially discarded soft plastic baits out of the water and out of the stomachs of bass, and into recycling, not landfills.
In September 2011, B.A.S.S. Times Senior Writer Robert Montgomery described the story of Joe Ford, an angler who had caught a 10-pound bass that died. The bass' stomach contents revealed that the bass had eaten 12 large soft plastic lures, which had created a mass in the bass' belly. "Too many anglers tear worn baits off their hooks and toss them over the side," said Montgomery in his monthly conservation column. "Either they do so without thinking about it, or they believe that a little bit of plastic can't hurt anything. They are wrong."
At the March B.A.S.S. Nation meeting, each club representative was given a ziplock bag to kickoff the program. Each bag has contact information to return and recycle the baits. A collection bin will be available at all B.A.S.S. Nation events such as the Junior Tournament of Champions in June and the Adult Tournament of Champions in September. Also each B.A.S.S. Nation tournament contestant will be given a ReBaits bag and we will be attempting to partner with our tournament organizations in Minnesota.
The Minnesota B.A.S.S. Nation will be partnering with MG Lures to help sort and recycle the soft plastic baits. Mickey Goetting, owner of MG Lures, "We hope this project will be a win for all parties involved. We will keep plastic out of lakes and rivers and these lures will be recycled and given to youth."
If you are interested in partnering with the Minnesota B.A.S.S. Nation, contact Mickey Goetting, Conservation Director at email@example.com.