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Bemidji/Cass Lake Chapter 46 Muskies Inc tournament

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The Bemidji/Cass Lake Chapter 46 Muskies Inc tournament will be held on Saturday June 20th. This is a fully CPR tournament (catch/photo/release). We'll have thousands of dollars in prizes/guide trips to give away via raffle at the tournament awards/feed at the end of the tournament. If you've never been to one of our tournaments they are a great time, family friendly and fishing is allowed on 5 of the best muskie lakes in all of MN. Lakes Bemidji, Plantagenet, Cass, Big, and Mantrap are all tournament waters. Fishing begins at 5am and goes until 4pm with the feed/awards beginning at 5pm. 

Entry fees are only $50 for adults and $30 for juniors (under 18) We have ONLINE tournament registration and payment. There are cash prizes for 1st-4th place and also for the biggest fish for both adults and juniors. We proudly donate a scholarship to the Aquatic Biology program at Bemidji State University each year with tournament proceeds. This year’s minimum scholarship donation will be $1000, with that amount increased by funds generated through our “Chapter Challenge” feature. The after tournament feed is put on by the area Boy Scout chapter. Registration is still open. You can register by mail or at the following location locally (in addition to the online registration). 

Gander Mountain (in Bemidji
Thursday June 18th and Friday June 19th from 5-8pm at Gander Mountain. These are the only times/locations for local registration. – click on the Tournament Info button on the left. 

In addition to tons of local sponsors, we have lots of Muskie businesses who've contributed to this year's event. 

We would love to see you there!


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Muskie fishing is starting to heat up in the Bemidji area!  Today is the last day to register for the tournament. Stop in at Gander Mountain in Bemidji from 5-8 this evening, or register online through our page at

We have an impressive amount of prizes to give away at our tournament meal raffle. If you can't fish during the day for whatever reason, please stop by at the Beltrami County fairgrounds and join us for the awards and raffle where we will be presenting a check to Dr. Andrew Hafs for an Aquatic Biology Scholarship! Awards and raffle begin promptly at 6!

We have all kinds of lures, merchandise, clothing, gift cards, resort stays & guide trips to raffle away from the following sponsors and donors:

  • Northcountry Guide Service
  • Sportsman's Lodge
  • Hassel's Hideaway Resort
  • Jerry Sondag Headshaker Guide Service
  • Brian Truax
  • Outright Angling on Leech Lake
  • Bemidji Aviation
  • Tackle Industries
  • DK Muskie Lures
  • MTO
  • Windell Tackle
  • Naze Baits
  • Cochran Tackle
  • Kramer Bros
  • Supernatural Big Baits
  • Fudally Tackle
  • Monster Lures
  • Taber's
  • L & M
  • Reeds
  • Gander Mountain
  • Northland Tackle
  • Spot Knots & Reel Deals
  • Sunset Cove Resort
  • Chaos Tackle Hoodie
  • Rollie & Hellen's
  • Stittsworth Meats
  • Xtreme Detail
  • Noel's Bottle Shop
  • Pizza Hut
  • Fast Lane Carwash
  • Ground Round
  • Keg & Cork
  • Holiday
  • Pinnacle
  • Deerwood Bank
  • Nei Bottling
  • Ken K Thompson
  • Sanford Center
  • Paul Bunyan Communications
  • Snap Fitness
  • Pets Plus
  • Bemidji Theater
  • Cattails

A HUGE thank you to all the donors & sponsors this year - please help us support these businesses with your future and continued business!

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