The Minnesota Tournament Trail wrapped up another great year!
The Minnesota Tournament Trail wrapped up another great year! It was extremely competitive this year with many big weights caught and released. The photo and release format brings a different tactic and skill to the contest. Competitors are focused on big fish and not having to consider the 19” Walleye in their bag. It was a big week with many big Walleye caught and released. We have continued to cover the big lake and choosing locations based on wind and ability to fish. Drifting with crawlers is still active but we are moving more towards the anchor and jig. We are seeing more Shiner minnows in the river each day.
A few helpful reminders for everyone, if you’re feeling sick please do not come. In Minnesota wearing a mask while you are indoors is required. This includes check in and check out, buying items in the store, on your way to and from dining tables, bathroom or the bar. If you have been around others who are sick, please quarantine or get tested before going out. Also, prepare yourself for things taking a little longer than normal. Our staff is doing its best, but things take longer with extra cleaning and social distancing. Dinner reservations are more spread out and even though we have more tables we are not able to use them all. Many have tried to point at the empty tables and say hey, what about that one, but it doesn’t work that way anymore. Also, you need to plan on doing your part by waiting for the fish cleaning house to empty before entering. Plan that you may not be able to just jump right in and start cleaning your catch. This is especially true when all of the guides are cleaning fish, typically 5-6 PM every day.
This week appears to be a warm up for the fall. We have 40’s for lows and 70’s for highs.