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Lake of the Woods Grand Master Angler Tournament


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Year-Round Fishing Tournament That ANYONE Could Win!

The stunning international waters of Lake of the Woods and Rainy River offer anglers some of the finest fishing in the world. Fishermen and women alike flock to this spectacular water in search of that elusive trophy catch. They are drawn by the leisure of open water fishing, the thrill of ice fishing, and the pure serenity that is Lake of the Woods. But now there is yet another reason to make the trip to Minnesota’s northernmost lake – the chance to win a share of $35,000 in cash and prizes during the first ever year-round 2006 Grand Master Angler Tournament.

Lake of the Woods is renowned for the dynamic walleye catch it offers anglers, and many come solely to pursue the famous fish. However, with over 900,000 acres of water and 14,000 islands providing habitat for more than 30 species of fish, Lake of the Woods is one of the most diverse fisheries in the world. With this in mind, the Lake of the Woods Tourism of Baudette, Minnesota has developed a fishing tournament that encompasses the vastness of the lake, nearly 40 Minnesota resorts, 10 species of fish, and 12 months to find them.

The fish species involved in the Grand Master Angler Tournament are broken down into seven categories: walleye/sauger, northern/muskie, small mouth/large mouth bass, crappie, burbot, sturgeon, and jumbo perch. Each category acts as its own tournament within the Grand Master Angler Tournament, providing an opportunity for substantial prize payouts. The first place angler in each category will receive a limited edition, personalized Grand Master Angler jacket, a $1,000 fishing package from a sponsoring Lake of the Woods resort, a fishing product package worth $500, in addition to their cash prize (cash prizes will vary with the species categories). Along with the grand prize for the longest fish, cash prizes will be awarded for 25th, 50th, and 100th place in each category.

Anyone fishing Lake of the Woods throughout the year of 2006 is eligible to participate in the Grand Master Angler Tournament. Anglers simply need to purchase a tournament ticket for one or more category from the Tourism Bureau, participating resort, or sponsor location, catch a fish in that category off Lake of the Woods, measure the fish, and have the ticket authorized by a Grand Master Angler official. It is truly a simple and enjoyable way for anglers of all ages and skill levels to experience the spectacular fishery that is Lake of the Woods.

For more information and complete rules on this one of a kind fishing tournament, contact the Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau.

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    • Mike89
      just off to the west is a State park and a lake access is in there too..    it's called Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
    • smurfy
      🤣 so you drove threw Remer then? home of sasquatch!!!!!!!!🤗👌
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      Funny, my wife and I drove by Big Rice on our way to Grand Rapids. I pointed to the launch and said, somewhere there's an old rotting couch in there, two clowns 🤡🤡 on the forum keep joking each other about pissing on. She said gross! Cuz that's what guys talk about on forums! 😆😅🤣
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      i think he moved it down south of remer..........closer to his recliner by big rice lake!!!!!!!!🤣🤗
    • gimruis
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