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Muskie Mania Tourney Sep 5-7

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My dad and I are looking at entering the Muskie Mania tourney out of Walker, MN (21 area lakes). Anyone on FM signed up or thinking about it? What is everyone doing for hotel/beds?

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Thats same as the Frank Schneider tournament right. I'm hoping to go with another guy if it works out for him. All you have to do is catch a fish and then have a chance at a 30k vehicle. I've never been yet but looking forward to it. If only I knew that area now..

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Looks like my father and I are going to have an opportunity to fish it again this year after missing last year for bear hunting in Canada. It is a good excuse to fish muskies...

Not sure about hotels/lodging in the area, we'll be staying at the cabin.

Do you plan on fishing Leech Lake?

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We will be fishing for the 7th straight year...

Any legal fish 40" or over gets you in the drawing for a new truck.

Points are accumulated throughout the weekend to decide a winner.

There are great raffle prizes and give aways too. In the last two years we have won

sWeek stay at Huddles on Leech, a week stay at Stoney Point on Cass, a Diamondback rod, 50 dollar gift card to Joe's, and some other smaller item. Good time, and this year dinners are included in the price of a ticket.

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