Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If you want access to members only forums on HSO, you will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member. 😀

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
EBass

Minnetonka Crappie Contest is back on

Recommended Posts

Just read this on the strib.

Crappie contest revived

The Lake Minnetonka crappie fishing contest -- for 43 years a harbinger of spring that kicked off the fishing season -- is being revived after dying last year.

Minnesota Bound host Ron Schara said he's bringing the contest back on May 5. It will be dubbed the Minnesota Bounty Lake Minnetonka Crappie Contest.

"It celebrates fishing in this state in a big way,'' Schara said, explaining why he decided to revive the event. "It comes when everyone is anticipating the fishing season. It gives us an excuse to get out there and bring our families.''

It again will be based at Lord Fletcher's on Lake Minnetonka. Details are still being worked out, but Schara said the entry fee will be $5 and portions of the proceeds will go to charities

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Ron. I really really don't want to look a gift horse in the mouth but May 5th? It's a week before opener.....

The one thing that I absolutely loved about the crappie contest on tonka was that it always coincided with the NFL Draft in late April. I can remember freezing my butt off in rain and wind listening to the Vikes blow another draft pick. I do remember the day we picked up AP. We got some good crappies that day, it was probably 65 degrees. I also remember when Tice and the gang skipped their first round pick and eventually got Kevin Williams. That was probably a 70 degree day. I remember when we didn't get Steve McNair like Denny wanted but we did get Randy Moss.

The crappie contest's lure was the harbinger of what was yet to come but better, what was yet to be fulfilled. I guess you must be a long suffering Vikes fan to relate.

May 5th? frown I will fish walleyes on the Croix instead.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The local Lions Clubs around Lake Minnetonka are putting together a Charity Crappie Contest for April 21st, 2012 with the weigh in at Maynard's. May or may not be as big as Ron Shara's but it's completely for charity and the door prizes include a boat and motor package, trolling motor, fishing gear, etc. Definitely worth the $5 entry fee.

Check it out here - 2012 Lions Lake Minnetonka Crappie Contest

Suddenly Summer, I agree with you, May 5th is missing the boat, Mid april was always a great time!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Good luck with the hunting Tracy.  
    • Use the E Z Stand from ProControl for storing your Trolling motor
    • I am a Super Hunter & Hunting is My Superpower | Custom T Shirt for Hunting   I am a SuperHunter & Hunting is My Superpower | Custom T Shirt for Hunting https://stylemerchantpro.com/i-am-a-superhunter-hunting-is-my-superpower-custom-t-shirt-for-hunting I am a SuperHunter & Hunting is My Superpower | Custom T Shirt for Hunting - Special T-shirt Hoodie Sweatshirt Ladies Item Kids Item and others gift item for men and women We know your Choice and provides the exact Product that you want to be customized in your own way Inside USA and Worldwide shipping available, Home Delivery With Fast Delivery Channel Track Your Order Enriched Online custom t shirt Shop with New Designs to bring the Trends to you! Dedicated Customer Service are waiting for your call +1-855-999-7840 [9:00-5:00 PST, Monday to Friday] We have Best Customer Reviews for our product Quality and Market Best Pricing [Rating:5] TIPS: SHARE it with your friends! Order 2 or more to get Discount More? ==> https://stylemerchantpro.com/hunting-store  
    • My goodness, this team has a horseshoe up it’s rear! Each game they’re looking uglier and getting luckier! Thank goodness it’s a bye week! Hopefully our RB’s get healthy, and they get everything figured out.
    • Magic number from 13 to 9 in one day. Huge!
    • What a great day of baseball! Didn’t see that coming!   First game had some pucker factor lol and the 2nd game was a great comeback and absolute dagger.
    • Prayers sent,  Sniper!   Good luck Don! 
    • Ha! You can't fool me, that top one is a fat eelpout. *chuckle*   Look at how thick those two are. That chunky back on the bottom one......nice!    
    • Yah Mike, it’s REALLY hard to look at great fish pics more than once... 🤦‍♂️😁😎   I think I’m really close to being done with open water this season.  Hard to say that but I’ve got hunting in the head pretty good.  The river weeds are blowing out right now.  Lots of heavy mats that I hate fishing in.  Going out for deer in the morning; ducks next weekend.
×
×
  • Create New...