In High School and Fishing For a Boat…

Brainerd Warrior High School Fishing Trail Championship Visits Bay Lake

Following its first season of competition High School fishing teams from across the state have competed with one goal in mind…winning a brand new Lund Boat!  Well on Sunday, October 1st, that dream will become a reality for two high school anglers as the Brainerd Warrior High School Fishing Trail Championship will wrap up on the shores of Bay Lake at Ruttger’s Resort.

Twenty-five teams from all across Minnesota will be competing on Bay Lake with the goal of catching as many 12 inch plus size bass as possible, as this event will be following the popular Champions Tour style of event.

When the teams return to Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge at 4:00 p.m., two anglers will no doubt be grinning ear-to-ear as they will have just won a brand new 2017 Lund Renegade with a 90 horsepower Mercury Outboard.

The high school anglers will begin their fishing day at 7:00 a.m., fishing until 11:00, then return to Ruttger’s for a mid-day lunch break.  Following this hour long break, they will head back out on to the lake and fish until 4:00 p.m.  The lake will be divided in to two halves, so the teams will be forced to fish new water during each segment of the day.  This division will be announced before takeoff so teams will not be able to formulate their final game plan until the morning of, forcing them to adapt.

“We couldn’t be more pleased at how the first year of our events went,” said Brainerd Warriors head coach and tournament director, Jason Bahr.  “Seeing the teams of anglers mature and develop their angling skills and strategy from the first event of the season to now has been an awesome sight to see.”

There will also be three to four teams qualifying for the BASS National Championship, based on their standings in the year-to-date points.  A wide-range of teams have had success this year fishing the Brainerd Warrior High School Fishing Trail with teams from Brainerd, Minnetonka, Grand Rapids and Elk River earning wins.

“Bay Lake is full of pound and a half to two pound bass, which is perfect for this style of event” stated Bahr.  “This will force the anglers to capitalize on that hot school, while still being on the lookout for that shallow water opportunity to catch that kicker fish!”

Even though there isn’t a weigh-in to see some bass, if you are in the area of Bay Lake on Sunday, October 1st, stop on out to Ruttger’s Bay Lake Resort to see how bright the future is for the sport of angling and too see the excitement as two anglers are handed the key’s to a boat!

For more information on the Minnesota High School Trail, you can visit the Brainerd Warriors Fishing Team website, or their Facebook page, BrainerdWarriorFishing.

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