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Mark13:33

North Star Spring, Summer, and Fall Walleye Tourneys

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Mark13:33

Hosted by the Wigwam each of the first two appear to be 50 boat tournaments. How fast do they fill and what is the payout like?

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curt quesnell

Very nice events, sadly they dont fill but they should.

The Wigwams website says nothing about any of these

tournaments. Do a search here on FM and you will find

lots to read about them

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White-tips

Lund Boats is currently working in cooperation with Kevin Olmstead to develope a tournament poster in pdf. format that will appear on the Wigwam's site hopefully this week and hopefully a bait shop and convenience store around the state very soon. Word is, that Lund is also upping the anty to these tournaments by offering contingency prize dollars to the highest placing team that fishes both days of the tournements out of a Lund. This is above and beyond the "big-fish" prize that they already sponsor for each day of the tournaments.

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fiskyknut

Spring and summer classics payout {50 teams}

1st 7000 6th 750

2nd 3000 7th 600

3rd 1500 8th 550

4th 1100 9th 500

5th 1000 10th 450

Fall classic {75 teams}

1st 10,000 9th 575

2nd 4000 10th 525

3rd 2500 11th 500

4th 1800 12th 500

5th 1200 13th 450

6th 1000 14th 450

7th 700 15th 450

8th 625

Fun fun fun.

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Mark13:33

Thanks for the info guys! The spring months I'll be fishing in tournaments further south, but come July I'll be dying to get into one!

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fiskyknut

So who's in for the Spring Classic this year?

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curt quesnell

Lindholm-Quesnell are on the board

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bucks-n-ducks

dates????

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curt quesnell

Spring Classic May 18-19

Summer Classic July 27-28

Fall Classic Oct 5-6

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TravisC

Hey Fisky you interested or are you already in?

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fiskyknut

Which one? TC just E me, out of here for a tad but back soon.

fiskyknut at yahoo

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Lip RIPPER!

Kainz and I are in.

Travis, you and I are doing the summer one together aren't we

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fiskyknut

There is also a grand at the end of the summer to the team that places highest in all three of them.

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TravisC

Todd, where in for the summer one. i was looking for fisky for the spring one.

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fiskyknut

TC you got some mail.

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walleyejon

Travis, If Fisky can't fish with ya, I can. My Streiffs partner isn't interested in any of them, so if anyone is in need of a partner shoot me some mail, or post here. Whatever I might lack in fish catching skills, I more than make up for in BS and beer drinking (after the weigh-in of course).

mneyecatcher at yahoo

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fiskyknut

Man Jon if only there was an Eelpout tourney up here eh.

You'd be a for sure ringer!!!

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yellowsubmarine

I'll throw my hat in the ring as well. I've wanted to fish these events the past couple years. I can probably pull it off this year but don't think my usuall partner will be able to. I could bring my boat if need be, but would prefer not to. Anyone else looking for a partner?

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bucks-n-ducks

Is there a link to any more information on these in regards to entry fee/rules?

How about the Lund contingency? Any word on that and how much?

Thanks

Bucks-n-ducks

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curt quesnell

It tough to find anything on line about this. You can

watch the Wigwam website but they havent had anything to

this point.

Its best to call the Wigwam, but if you can hang on few

days I will have a poster for you

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Lip RIPPER!

$500 for the highest placing Lund boat.

Curt, I have some poster's if you need some.

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White-tips

You can look for information on Wigwam's web site starting next week. There will either be a page dedicated to the poster we've created or a link that will bring up a pdf file of the poster. This will be the case for all three tournaments this year.

And as Ripper mentioned, new for this year, for all three tournaments, Lund Boat Company is offering an additional $500 cash to the highest placing team that fishes both days out of a Lund boat. Good luck to all and let's fill this event up. Fishing has probably never been better on L.O.W.

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White-tips

Oh, by the way, listen to Curt Quesnell & North Country Outdoors Radio next Wed, Thurs & Fri mornings for live updates of the 2nd event of the Professional Walleye Trail at Winneconne, WI. It sounds like the fish have completed their spawn and are dispersing to many locations around the Winnebago chain of lakes. Should be fun and very interesting. See you on the radio!

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Lip RIPPER!

Anyone know how many teams are signed up?

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Corey Heiser

Will they still allow guys from Fargo to sign up for the Fall one? Tips and I fished the first couple together, looks like I might have to make my way back up there.

Ripper, you're in for Devils in August.

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