2013 Tournament of Champions
Mississippi River Pool 5A, 6, and 7
Starting on Labor Day weekend, approximately 140 anglers will arrive in the Winona area to practice and prepare for the Minnesota B.A.S.S. Nation Tournament of Champions (TOC) on the Mississippi River on September 5th and 6th. These 140 anglers have qualified from their local clubs, representing 31 clubs from all over Minnesota. In addition to the TOC, an alternates' tournament will be held on the Mississippi River Pool 8 on September 4th. The weigh-in will be held at the Dresbach boat launch (just south of the I-90 bridge) and a select few top finishers will advance to the TOC.
Anglers come from all over the state for many reasons; foremost is the camaraderie of fellow anglers and secondly to qualify for the 2014 B.A.S.S. Northern Divisional. The top 12 anglers from the TOC will advance next year to fish against 7 other State Teams from Wisconsin, Indiana, South Dakota, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, and Ohio on Lake Michigan in late summer 2013. At stake there is a chance to fish in the B.A.S.S. Nation National Championship and become one step closer to a Bassmasters' Classic berth. The Wednesday's night banquet will be held at The Riverport Inn Express Suites, just one of the TOC sponsors. An silent auction and raffle will raise money for the Winona Food Shelf. Donations include gift certificates, tackle boxes, rods, reels, and tackle. The TOC is also sponsored by Dahl Toyota and Severson Oil.
"The river can always be a challenge but we expect to see a lot of nice fish caught" says Peter Perovich, Minnesota B.A.S.S. Nation President. "We really appreciate the support we get from Skeeter Boats, MinnKota, Hummingbird, Rapala, Lamiglas, Solar Bat and the sponsoring TOC club, Zumbro Valley Bassmasters".
Join us at Levee Park in Winona September 5th and 6th for the weigh-in. Weigh-in will be at 3pm each day. Awards presentation will follow at 5:30pm on Friday.
View Final Team Results
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