9th Annual Sturgeon Tournament
Sturgeon classic 9

Results for Day 1

The 9th Annual Sportsman’s Lodge two day catch and release sturgeon tournament is underway!  The fishing and the weather was excellent! The weather was a beautiful 68 degrees, sunny and a light breeze.  Over 100 sturgeon in varying sizes were caught and released in the 1.2 mile allowed tournament area right out front of the lodge. Tournament anglers caught many between the 50″-60″ range and under 30″.

One hundred and fifty anglers attended and 50 boats making this for the 7th year in a row a full tournament.  This year was highest cash and prize payout boasting over $6,500. First place each day receives $2,140, second place $915 and third place a custom rod.  Many other prizes are awarded for the largest eelpout, sucker, and bullhead over the two days along with youth and door prizes.

Day one started at 8:30am running until 4:00pm and rounds out with lots of good stories and entertainment in the bar.  Day two starts at 8:30am on Saturday, May 2 running an hour shorter than day one, ending at 3pm.  Day two also includes an awards banquet and musical entertainment. Check out the pictures of the day one winners and many more pictures of all of the fun on our Facebook page here.

Day One 1st Place Winner
Dustin Lunske
61 3/4 inch length, 24 inch girth

Day One 2nd Place Winner
Dusty Nielson
60 inch length, 20 1/4 inch girth

Day One 3rd Place Winner
Jason Albertson
55 1/2 inch length, 21 inch girth

Do you want to hook into a sturgeon?   You still have time!
Sturgeon keep one season runs until May 7.  Catch & release season runs May 8-15.  Guided Trips, Lodging and Dock Slips available.  Book your trip today!


The Walleye Opener is May 9th!

Lodging and guided fishing trips still available. Lodging as low as $45* per person per night. Lodging and charter fishing packages starting at $201* per person.

*plus tax and based on double occupancy through May 20

Call us at 866-998-7280 or book online now for your trip to Sportsman’s for the Walleye Opener!