Here are the results of the 2010 Viking Invitational Final:
|Last Name||Partner Last Name||# of Fish||Total Weight||Big Bass|
The 34th annual Viking Invitational was once again a great success. This year 59 teams weighed-in and 45 of those teams had limits! This year at the Viking invitational, we had one of the largest bass weighed in at a tournament on lake minnetonka. A 6.94 lbs largemouth was weighed in by team Pozarski!! We also had one of the best limits in Viking history for 19.77lbs caught by team Jung.
I would like to give a special thanks to all of our sponsors: Maynards Restaurant, FlaMinn Tackle, Outkast Tackle, Capras Outdoors, MG Lures, Tonka Tackle, Interstate Batteries and Cabin Fever. These loyal sponsors are what make the Viking Invitational such a great experience.
34th Annual Viking Invitational Bass Tournament - Lake Minnetonka
The tournament is scheduled for October 3rd, 2010 out of Maynard's restaurant in Excelsior, MN on Lake Minnetonka. A pre-tournament meeting will be held at Maynards at 7:30am the morning of the tournament.
Each year the Viking Bassmasters of Minnesota hosts an invitational which all proceeds are donated to the community. Last year we brought in over $1000 to donate to a local youth fishing club. We have a max capacity of 80 boats that we fill almost every year. This is a fun tournament for serious tournament guys and amateurs alike. We pay out for big bass and big pike and the top ten teams will receive a trophy. We do accept same day registration that is on a first come first serve basis. Same day registration will open at 6am at Maynard’s on October 3rd.
Please email me for a registration form to pre-register at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please complete this form and send it to Todd Martin:
18581 146th Street NW
Elk River, MN 55330
Make checks payable to Viking Bassmasters
We hope to see you all there!
It is always a very sad time of year for Minnesota bass anglers when it comes time to winterize and store the boat. The fishing slows down, the air and water temperatures fall and before you know it, the lakes start to freeze. So what is a Minnesota bass angler to do? Head to the river to do some shore fishing!
This past weekend my friend from Viking Bassmasters and his brother joined me for a trip to Monticello, Minnesota to do a little river fishing from shore. We pulled up to our first “secret” spot made a few casts each and only yielded only one small 11 or 12 inch smallmouth. The current at this spot was moving pretty fast and the eddies weren’t as noticeable as they normally are so we decided to move on. We only stayed there for 30 minutes which isn’t giving much of a try but the days are short and the fishing time was limited.
We got to our next spot which had a couple of anglers on it already but they were nice enough to let us cast in the same area. We immediately started pounding smallies ranging from 1 to two pounds. We were using FlaMinn lures 1/8th oz Jigworm Jig heads and Gene Larew’s 4” Salty Ring Tail worms in the watermelon pepper color. They key to getting them to bite was to make a long cast out (with 8lb Berkeley Vanish), allow the current to get the jig hung up in structure and let it sit there for a minute. If there were no takers, I would softly pop it out and let it sit again. The area we were fishing had quite a bit of structure including; Milfoil, rocks and “floating” tree limbs and as long as you were in the structure, a smallie would come along and snatch it out.
Overall it was a great fishing trip and if the fishing continues to be that good up there, it might not be such a long winter after all.