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Bassmaster back to M Lacs
« on: August 29, 2017, 08:11:38 AM »

  Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship coming to Mille Lacs.


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B.A.S.S., the world's largest fishing organization, will host the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship, Sept. 14-17, on Mille Lacs Lake.





 

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This event marks the second time B.A.S.S. has held a tournament on Mille Lacs Lake, which ranks No. 1 on the current list of Bassmaster Magazine's 100 Best Bass Lakes.

The 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series culminates with the $1 million Angler of the Year Championship, and only the Top 50 anglers in Toyota Angler of the Year points standings after the Advance Auto Parts Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair (Aug. 24-27) are eligible to compete in the tournament.

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Participation is based upon performance—specifically, the number of AOY points earned across the entire Bassmaster Elite Series season.

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In addition to more than $1 million in prize money, at stake are the coveted title of 2017 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year and—for at least the Top 35 anglers—a berth in the 2018 "Super Bowl of Bass Fishing," the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods.

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The full field will compete for three days, (Thursday, Friday and Sunday). The Bassmaster Elite Series Outdoors Expo and Bassmaster University will take place on Saturday. The fan-appreciation day will be held in the parking lot at Grand Casino Mille Lacs, where the pros will be giving seminars, signing autographs and engaging with fans on a personal level.


From watching the first boats take off at 6:40 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14 to the final weigh-in at Grand Casino Mille Lacs on Sunday at 3:45 p.m., all activities are family-friendly and open to the public.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, Sept. 14

6:40 a.m.—The full field of anglers launch on Mille Lacs Lake. Public launch viewing is available each day from Eddy's Resort (41334 Shakopee Lake Rd., Onamia)

3:45 p.m.—Official weigh-in takes place at Grand Casino Mille Lacs (777 Grand Ave., Onamia)

Friday, Sept. 15

6:40 a.m.—The full field of anglers launch on Mille Lacs Lake

3:45 p.m.—Official weigh-in takes place at Grand Casino Mille Lacs

Saturday, Sept. 16 (No Competition)

11 a.m.—Bassmaster Elite Series Outdoors Expo with national and local vendors opens for the day

11:30 a.m.—Bassmaster University welcome with Dave Mercer and the AOY leader


12 — 4 p.m.—Bassmaster University, featuring seminars taught by Bassmaster Elite Series pros and staff.

 


4 p.m.—Champions Chat hosted by Dave Mercer with the Top 5 in AOY points and the Rookie of the Year leader.

Sunday, Sept. 17

6:40 a.m.—The anglers launch for the final day of Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship competition

Noon—Bassmaster Elite Series Outdoors Expo with national and local vendors opens for the day

3:45 p.m.—Official final weigh-in for the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship at Mille Lacs starts at Grand Casino Mille Lacs
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Re: Bassmaster back to M Lacs
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2017, 08:47:29 AM »
I drove through Garrison last year when the tournament was going on.  It was quite a spectacle to see all of those top end rigs.  It looked more like a NASCAR race than a fishing outing.

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Re: Bassmaster back to M Lacs
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2017, 07:59:19 AM »
                       :reporter;  Updated 9 10/17

 :fishing: Bassmaster Elite Series season will culminate in championship at Mille Lacs :happy1:


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Bassmaster Elite Series pro Brandon Palaniuk is currently leading the race with 811 points.ONAMIA—The $1 million Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship is scheduled Sept. 14-17 on Mille Lacs Lake, the culmination of the Bassmaster Elite Series season.

A new Angler of the Year will be crowned, berths will be earned and solidified for the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by Dick's Sporting Goods and someone will likely leave broken-hearted after falling out of Classic contention.

The storylines will be plentiful, beginning with points leader Brandon Palaniuk.

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After a stellar season with six Top 12 finishes, including a victory at the Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest, Palaniuk is in position to win his first career Angler of the Year title with a good showing at Mille Lacs.

He leads Oklahoma angler Jason Christie by just 15 points (811 to 796)—the tightest race in championship history. So, unlike those who may be fishing for one fish to guarantee their spot in the Classic, Palaniuk will be fishing as hard as he would in any other event.

Christie, who is fresh off a victory in the final regular season Elite, the Advance Auto Parts Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair, said he feels a sense of calm going into the event.

The tournament is likely to be an eye-popping :hubba: event for fans who enjoy seeing lots of giant smallmouth.

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Mille Lacs, which has long been known as one of the finest walleye fisheries in the United States, burst onto the bass-fishing scene during last year's championship. Minnesota angler Seth Feider had the biggest three-day catch during that event with daily five-bass limits weighing 25-8, 24-11 and 26-2 and totaling 76-5.

In July, Mille Lacs was named the No. 1 bass fishing lake in the country by Bassmaster Magazine.

"If it had been a four-day event, I think Seth Feider would have broken 100 pounds last year," Palaniuk said. "That's the kind of lake it is."

Christie agreed.

"I went out and caught 21 pounds a day last year and finished in 18th place," Christie said. "It's just one of those places where you never know how much weight you're going to need."

The list of anglers on the Classic bubble include some of the biggest names in fishing, like California pros Ish Monroe and Skeet Reese and New Jersey superstar Michael Iaconelli.

Some of those who fail to make the Classic will have another chance Sept. 19-22 in the Bassmaster Classic Bracket on Pokegama Lake at Grand Rapids. That event will feature the first eight anglers in the Angler of the Year standings who failed to make the Classic in a one-on-one bracket-style competition, with the winner earning a Classic berth.

Takeoffs for the championship will be at 6:50 a.m. each day from Eddy's Resort. Weigh-ins will take place at 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Sunday at Grand Casino Mille Lacs.
On Saturday, all 50 anglers will take a break from tournament competition to participate in a special expo and conduct seminars for Bassmaster University.


Bassmaster Elite Series pro Brandon Palaniuk is currently leading the race with 811 points.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2017, 08:02:35 AM by Lee Borgersen »
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