Today was INCREDIBLE! Here’s a breakdown:

Anglers boated over 100 fish throughout the day! That’s more than we’ve ever seen on a single day during the Sturgeon Classic!

The Minnesota DNR spent the day tagging sturgeon near the lodge, and tagged over 50 sturgeon that measured over 40” throughout the day!

The weather may have been cold, dark and rainy, but spirits were high throughout the day. Tomorrow certainly looks to be better with a high temperature expected to hit the 50 degree mark under partly cloudy skies.

Interested in how the tournament works? Here are the basics.

-This year marks the 8th Annual Sportsman’s Lodge Sturgeon Classic.
-The tournament is hosting a field of 50 boats and over 140 participants.
-The tournament consists of two days of catch-and-release fishing.
-The three longest sturgeon of each day receive prices. First two receive cash & the third a custom built rod.
-The tournament is held on the Rainy River in front of Sportsman’s Lodge.
-Live Entertainment, food and drinks will close out the day.

Official Day 1 Results: Sportsman’s 8th Annual Sturgeon Classic
Prizes awarded to the 3 longest fish of each day

1st Place: Doug Decker measuring in with a 65.5” length and 26” girth. Doug ‘s winning fish snagged him $1,880 cash!

1st Place: Doug Decker measuring in with a 65.5” length and 26” girth. Doug ‘s winning fish snagged him $1,880 cash!

 

2nd Place: Courtney Dobmeier (pictured left) measuring in at 65.5” length with a 28” girth.

2nd Place: Courtney Dobmeier (pictured left) measuring in at 65.5” length with a 28” girth.

3rd Place

3rd Place

Looking forward to tomorrow
We will kick off tomorrow (Saturday) at 8:30 a.m. and close the tournament at 3 p.m. A prime rib dinner banquet with a prize presentation begins at 6 p.m. Live entertainment in the Sandbar will close out the weekend!

Book your sturgeon adventure now!
The sturgeon season is open now (keep one within size limits) through May 7 and May 8-15 is catch and release season before closing for about a 6 week period of time. A number of nice sturgeon have been caught this spring, and there is still plenty of time to get in on the action. Give us a call to make a quick trip and reel in one of these monsters! 800-862-8602