Saturday marked the debut for a new fly fishing tournament hosted by Great Lakes Fly Shop. The tournament was specifically open to fly fishing anglers; canoes, kayaks, and non-motorized drift boats only. All proceeds were donated to The Minnesota Land Trust to support clean and sustainable water on the St. Louis River. Official Facebook Event Page.
Anglers endured pouring rain and tough conditions. At the end of the day the results were in:
First Place: Carson Spohn @ 18’5” inch small mouth bass
Second Place: Hansi Johnson @ 17’5” inch small mouth bass
Third Place: Leif Birnbaum @ 17’5” inch small mouth bass
Fourth Place: Erik Suppes @ 15’5″ inch small mouth bass
Fifth Place: Nate Gervenak @ 14′ 3/4″ inch small mouth bass
Sixth Place: Daryl Valentine @ 14’3/4″ inch small mouth bass
(an official coin was flipped to determine placement in event of a tie)
Thank you to the following sponsors:
- Echo Fly Fishing
- Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
- Patagonia Fly Fish
- The Ski Hut
- Duluth Coffee Company
- Johnson’s Bakery – Duluth MN