I’m sure a number of you have seen some posters around town that are promoting an up an coming walleye fishing tournament on the Gull Lake Chain. Well, here is the scoop and how the ball got rolling.
I had been asked by both Bar Harbor and Cemstone Company (on separate occasions) if I would be interested in helping organize a fishing tournament on Gull Lake. I’m slow if you haven’t gathered already, so it took a while to get my thoughts together on this whole idea. I consulted with my boss (my wife Shelley), John and Sue Poston and some of our fishing guides to get their thoughts. When we finally got a grasp on the whole idea, we thought, “why not put the two companies together and make one large tournament?”
So, that’s what we decided and things are taking shape quite nicely. This will be a charitable event and proceeds will go to Kids Against Hunger (Brainerd lakes area, which is run by John and Sue Poston out of their facility in Nisswa).
I have been involved in about every different charitable fishing event in the area for many years and I’m taking this opportunity to put my name behind another awesome charity that will feed many people around the world. The name of the tournament is “Fishing To End Hunger.” It is a walleye tournament and it will be based out of Bar Harbor Supper Club on Oct. 5.
We will be shooting for 100 boats and they will be fishing for a pretty awesome cause and some pretty awesome prizes during a great walleye catching time of year. Each team is encouraged to raise funds for the charity and the top fundraising teams will win some great items (a fully-rigged boat, motor and trailer courtesy of Mills Fleet Farm; a 6.5-by-16 foot Yehti fish house courtesy of Ice Forts and Yehti; and more).
The team that weighs the heaviest bag of six walleyes will win $10,000, followed by $7,500 for second and $5,000 for third. We will more than likely pay down to further places but that has not been announced as of yet.
If you are interested in participating in one fashion or another, please contact us! The website is live at www.fishingtoendhunger.org, as is the Facebook page at Fishing To End Hunger.
There’s more, but I need to go to bed because carp thirty is going to be here before I know it! Heading to Illinois to arrow some silver carp and I can’t wait!
Walleyedan is out! Good night!