2010 Northern Divisional - Escanaba, MichiganCongratulations to Bob Perkins for a third place overall finish and first place on the Minnesota team. Bob is now eligible to fish the BASS Federation Nation Championship (FNC) Oct. 25-29 at the Red River.
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2009 Northern Divisional - Escanaba, Michigan
Little Bay de Noc, Escanaba, MI
August 13, 2009
The Bays de Noc are noted throughout the state for their excellent walleye fishing but that isn't all the fruitful waters of the bays yield for anglers. Northern pike, perch, whitefish, burbot, bluegill, bass and splake are also to be found in addition to the walleye. In the spring, smallmouth bass are abundant among the shoals and dropoffs in both bays, but especially in Big Bay de Noc. Many anglers enjoy the challenge of seeking smallmouths in the shallow waters around the edges of the bays, particularly near rock outcroppings and weed beds.
There are eight states in the division, and the top angler from each state team moves on to the BASS Federation Nation National Championship to be held in October on Florida's Harris Chain of Lakes.
Randy Wieczorek, Buffalo City, Wisconsin, finishes in 2nd place with 15 bass for 50-10 pounds.
Dean Capra, Blaine, Minnesota, finishes in 4th with 15 bass for 48-08 pounds.
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2008 Northern Divisional - Oshkosh, WisconsinWith 3 of the top 7 anglers from Minnesota, Minnesota finished second behind Wisconsin in team standings. Rick Billings, Zumbro Valley Bassmasters finished first on the Minnesota team and will advance to the Federation Nation National Championship scheduled for Kansas' Milford Lake in November.
Standing: Ryan Brant, Nick Gross, Bob Sanquist, Joe Barnett, Bill Ludenia, Rick Billings, Chris Jung, Rick Hemaseth
Kneeling: Chuck Steinbauer, Jeremy Crawford, Rich Lindgren, Chad Kastenbauer
2007 Northern Divisional - Vermilion, Ohio
2006 Northern Divisional - Alexandria, MinnesotaMinnesota Sweeps at Home
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