This coming Friday through Sunday marks the dates for the refurbished Muskie Mania Tournament held in the reaches of northern Minnesota. Labelled the Frank Schneider, Jr Memorial Muskie Tournament, "this event is the largest muskie tournament in the world says" the tournament director Ron Sanders. This muskie event will be slightly different than the cash payout style of tournaments that most fisherman are accustomed to. There will be awards as usual, however this tournament will encompass 21 different lakes in the Walker, Cass Lake and Bemidji areas. It is more focused to the families, and there is a junior division and a womans division as well. For each muskie over 40 inches caught during fishing hours over the 3 days, that individual, or teammate if chosen so, will be entered into the final drawing for a $30,000 vehicle package at Lupient GMC. There will also be several other awards given out for the lucky anglers who land themselves a whopper.
There is planned to be in upwards of 600 + individuals casting their lures, and many more in attendance. Our very own Ron Schara is the Honorary Grand Marshall and MC of this event, and Bill Scherk and I will also be in attendance as special guests. How cool is that, that I get to be a special guests with the likes of these guys. One word...Awesome! This is sure to be a great weekend of muskie fishing for everyone involved. If you haven't heard about this event and you are interested, it isn't too late to join in on the fun. Click here for more information on this weekends Muskie Mania Event! See you on the water!