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Attention MN Weekend Series anglers

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In light of ABA's decision to combine the MN and WI divisions and move all of the events to the River, I am planning on reviving the MFBA Series.

Here is a link to the details for the structure and payouts:

http://www.mnbass.org/pressrelease091508.htm

Payouts equate to 1 in 5, 85% paid back in cash at each event, 7.5% to AOY pot and 7.5% to the MFBA.

Top 3 boaters and non-boaters in AOY standings qualify for 2010 TBF Northern Divisional Championship.

What I need is to know if this appeals to you and if so, what lakes/rivers would you like to go to? There would be 4 tournaments (1 in June, July, August and September) with no TOC. AOY money would be paid out after the last tournament.

I don't want to spend the money on permits if anglers aren't interested, so let me hear from you. Permit deadline is 9/26, so I don't have much time to pull this together.

Let me know your thoughts.

Rick

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With a 50-boat field the lakes you can visit is wide open. I'd like to see Vermilion, Leech, Green (Spicer), Mississippi River/Rice Lake, St. Croix River, Pelican Lake (Brainerd).... It'd be nice to fish lakes that haven't been regular, yearly stops on the Silverado, BASS, etc.... such as the same old Le Homme Dieu, Tonka, Whitefish, Gull, etc.

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I would be interested as a non-boater.

I am in the same club as Jeff Nelson. Have you sent out the info to him? He and some of the other guys in our club would probably be interested.

As for lakes, I like the suggestion of some different from the other circuits. Leech, Green (Spicer), Washington (Meeker Cty), Pelican (Brainerd), Koronis or Horeshoe Chain.

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Rick

I for one would be very interested to give it a go.

I like the idea of the top 3 qualifying for the TBF,and no TOC.

As Ross stated,non "traditional" money tournament lakes would make this a bit more interesting, but obviously the amount of interest in this would have to determine lake size.

Pokegama(Grand Rapids), Minnewaska, Sauk, N. Long( Brainerd), or to be real different,some of the larger lakes Fergus Falls way.

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I am not fishing the weekend series because of the schedule and all on the river.

I would fish this series my lake suggestions are:

Vermillion

Pokegama

Calhoun Chain

Minnetonka

Pelican or Bay Lake

Good Fishing!!

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Rick,

I will throw in my two cents here. My only objection to a lake would be Tonka. NOT because the lake isn't fantastic but it is just to darn hard to fish on the weekends. I like almost everything that has been said thus far. My only thing I would like to see it DIVERSITY!!!!! I know it is really hard with permits but please don't go the same lakes at the same time. Mix it up! Make a guy that always does well on Vermillion in the summer face it in the fall or early. I know I am talking more year two but I wanted to set the idea in motion. Mix it up and make the guys fish hard every where we go.

I will say, I love a challenge! Fish a lake the second week of June, post spawn. Not a spawn tourney, then wait until late June for tourney stop two. The usual guys will whine and whine but tough, shut up and fish! LOL

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I like the Denny's format of the Monday tournaments. Leaves you a couple days before to practice and a lot less boat traffic on a Monday. And it will open up more permit options I'm guessing.

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i think what you see is what you get i think the only change i heard of that the weekend series move to sundays otherwise by the sounds of it they are all going to happen on the river.

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Bobby,

If your question is what was the conclusion in regards to the MFBA Series, it's all set.

June 21 - E/W Rush

July 19 - Lake Osakis

August 9 - North Long

September 27 - River pools 5a, 6 & 7

We'll be holding an informational meeting in February to go over all the details.

Let me know if you have any other questions or need any additional info.

Rick

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How does the registration process work? Do you have to link up to secure a spot? How far in advance does one typically have to register in order to get a spot?

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