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2016 B.A.S.S. Nation Central Regional

Minnesota State Team

Day 1 - MN Photo Album

Day 2 - MN Photo Album

Day 3 - MN Photo Album

2016 State Team Angler Profiles

Colby Bolin
Hometown: Minnetonka MN
Club: 10,000 Lakes


Chris Elfering
Hometown: Minneapolis MN
Club: Gopher

Lee Farber
Lee Farber
Hometown: Watertown MN
Club: Metro Hawg Hunters

Dan Hendley
Dan Hendley
Hometown: Mankato MN
Club: New Ulm Bass


Andy Hribar
Andy Hribar
Hometown: Lakeville MN
Club: Prior Lake Hooksetters

Tom Kiefer
Tom Kiefer
Hometown: Oak Grove MN
Club: Loon State

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Ed Lehman
Ed Lehman
Hometown: New Ulm MN
Club: New Ulm

Shane Martin
Shane Martin
Hometown: Lindstrom MN
Club: Reserve Elite

Todd Osweiler
Hometown: Rochester MN
Club: Zumbro Valley Bassmasters


Justin Schneider
Justin Schneider
Hometown: New London MN
Club: West Central

Sponsors: Live Target

Brian Skluzacek
Brian Skluzacek
Hometown: Prior Lake MN
Club: Prior Lake Hooksetters


Sport Smith
Sport Smith
Hometown: Corcoran MN
Club: Gopher

Sponsors: Denali Rods

Carl Spande
Carl Spande
Hometown: Mounds View MN
Club: Cast-A-Ways


Jay Swanson
Jay Swanson
Hometown: Lakeville MN
Club: Prior Lake Hooksetters

2016 Central Regional - Guntersville, Alabama

The Central Regional will be April 20-22 on Lake Guntersville in Alabama. The lake is a frequent stop on the Bassmaster trail and has hosted two Bassmaster Classics. Last April, Skeet Reese won the Bassmaster Elite Series event there with a four-day total of 92-11.

Minnesota State Team
Minnesota State Team

2015 Northern Divisoinal - Tower, Minnesota

2015 Minnesota Divisional Team
Front row: Andy Hriber, Mason Raveling, Ben Provost, Korey Bushman, Scott Bonnema. Middle row: Mark Gomez, Shane Raveling, Rich Lindgren, Tadd Johnson, Corey Brant. Back row: Nathan Steinbauer, Brian Bengston, Brad Ballard, Aaron Daeges, Carl Spande, Gary Knudson, Peter Perovich.

2014 Northern Divisional - Bloomington, Indiana

2014 Minnesota Divisional Team
First row, left to right, Matt Stearns, Jeff Gilmer, Tyler Haroldson; second row, Randy Wieczorek, Andy Nitchals, Mark Gomez, Sharaku Kishida, Mike Kepp, Corey Brant; third row, Mike Holzer, Jeff Lueck, Larry Krohn, Brad Gravenhof, Aaron Daeges, Brent Haimes, Rich Lindgren. Photo Courtesy of B.A.S.S. John Neporadny

Over three days no angler caught a five bass limit, but the Minnesota finished above all the other state teams with 104-14 pounds. Rich Lingren of Lakeville, MN, led the Minnesota team with 14-4 which eeked past Brad Gravenhof of Rochester, MN, by 1 ounce. However Brad caught a 7-pound, 1-ounce largemouth the first day of the tournament to earn the $500 Carhartt Big Bass award.
Old Milwaukee BASS Nation Northern Divisional
8/13/2014 - 8/15/2014
Lake Monroe - Fourwinds Marina - Bloomington, IN
    Day 3 Accumulative
Name City, State # Fish # Live Lbs - Oz # Fish # Live Lbs - Oz
Richard Lindgren Lakeville, MN 2 2 3-15 6 6 14- 4
Brad Gravenhof Rochester, MN 0 0- 0 0 4 4 14- 3
Corey Brant Minnetonka, MN 1 1 1- 9 5 5 13- 7
Michael Kepp Rochester, MN 1 1 2- 2 4 4 12- 8
Brent Haimes
Elgin, MN 2 2 3- 4 4 4 8-15
Sharaku Kishida Duluth, MN 0 0- 0 0 3 3 8- 4
Randy Wieczorek Buffalo City, WI 2 2 3-13 4 4 7- 6
Aaron Daeges Carver, MN 1 1 1-15 4 4 7- 2
Mike Holzer Trempealeau, WI 0 0- 0 0 2 2 6- 3
Andrew Nitchals Willmar, MN 0 0- 0 0 1 1 4-14
Larry Krohn Le Center, MN 2 2 4- 1 2 2 4- 1
HS MN - Stearns - Haroldson
Lakeville, MN 1 1 2- 3 1 1 2- 3
Jeff Lueck Watertown, MN 0 0- 0 0 1 1 1-8

2012 Northern Divisional - Fort Madison, Iowa

2012 Minnesota Divisional Team

The Minnesota B.A.S.S. Federation Nation team includes (not in order): Joe Patock, Jonathan Patrick, Allan R Steinbauer, Ron Mehr, Dean Capra, Ryan Otto, Chuck Steinbauer, Rick Billings, Jim Severson, Brian Skluzacek, Zachary David Miller, Mike Thompson, Connor Smith, Nick Montilino, Mark Gomez and Jeff Gilmer

Final Results

2010 Northern Divisional - Escanaba, Michigan

2010 Minnesota Divisional Team
Congratulations 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.
View Bassmaster photos adult results story junior results

2009 Northern Divisional - Escanaba, Michigan

Little Bay de Noc, Escanaba, MI
August 13, 2009
Randy WieczorekThe 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.
MN junior champions
ESPN - final story
ESPN - final results
ESPN photo gallery

ESPN story - Day 1

ESPN results - Day 1

ESPN story - Day 2
ESPN results - Day 2

2008 Northern Divisional - Oshkosh, Wisconsin

With 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.
Minnesota Divisional Team

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

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2007 Northern Divisional - Vermilion, Ohio

2006 Northern Divisional - Alexandria, Minnesota

Minnesota Sweeps at Home
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2005 Northern Divisional - Jasper, Indiana

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