10th Annual Minnesota State High School Muskie Fishing Tournament

North Metro Section

 

The Governor has lifted/modified parts of his stay at home order and listed COVID-19 Outdoor Recreation, Facilities and Public Guidelines on the DNR Website that prevents the Chapter from holding any gatherings.  We have Cancelled all of our remaining June through August events including MN State High School Sectional Qualifier, June Jam Tournament and the WAM June outing.  

 

2020 North Metro Chapter 21 Muskie Inc. Sectional Tournament

 

June 12, 2020 5:30am-1:30pm 
 Bald Eagle Lake


Information Sheet 
**Tournament is Subject to proper COVID-19 precautions as directed by health officials.  
 
This tournament has multiple goals: 
One: To determine the teams that will be offered the opportunity to come to the State Tournament.  The state 
tournament is held August 14, 2020 on Lake Vermilion.  Vermilion Dam Lodge is the tournament headquarters.  
●New this year for state tournament:  
●An adult boat captain 
●Your team should know on the day of the Sectional Tournament if you can attend the state 
tournament.  Talk with parents prior to June 12 and have an answer ready should you qualify. 
Two: To have all (novice and veteran) learn how to handle a muskie so that participants and fish are not harmed. 
Three: To have a positive experience fishing with a partner. 
Four: To learn about Muskies Inc and to become a member and partner in the Muskie fishing community. 
2020 Sectional Check List 
1.Know if you can attend state 
2.Have a working and charged cell phone that can take pictures.  Chase Evertz phone number should be 
programmed into your phone.  763-232-5302 
3.Have your boat in working order, properly maintained, and licensed. 
4.Follow all MNDNR rules for fishing including having life vests for all in the boat and a throwable.  Participants will 
be required to wear their life vests while the big engine is being used. 
5.Have appropriate release tools: large muskie net, long nosed pliers, hook cutters, measuring device for length 
6.Know how to get to Bald Eagle boat ramp.  You are strongly encouraged to pre-fish during June 6-11 
7.Sunscreen, raingear.  Tournament will continue in the rain.  High winds, lightning will postpone or suspend the 
tournament.  If weather significantly limits the tournament, positions for state will be determined by a blind 
draw.  This is determined by the section director Chase Evertz 
8.Rods, reels, baits are your responsibility. No live bait can be used.  Trolling is acceptable. 
9.If you are old enough that you need a fishing license(16 and older), you have to have one for the tournament. 
Hours: 5:30am to 1:30pm are the tournament hours.  You do not have to start at 5:30am.  
Check in with Chase Evertz when you arrive at Bald Eagle Boat Ramp 
If you catch a muskie or northern, take a picture, measure length, text pic to Chase Evertz this will establish time of 
catch. If there is a tie the earlier catch will be the winner.  
New this year:​ A 2020 sticker, given to participants at check-in, must be in the photo. This is to be consistent with 
the new state rule for 2020.  
Tournament Point system will be attached to this email.  Most points win. 
If no muskies are caught, the largest northerns will determine winners.  No point system. 
2020 North Metro Chapter 21 Muskie Inc. Sectional Tournament 
June 12, 2020 5:30am-1:30pm 
 Bald Eagle Lake 
Information Sheet 
**Tournament is Subject to proper COVID-19 precautions as directed by health officials.  
 
This tournament has multiple goals: 
One: To determine the teams that will be offered the opportunity to come to the State Tournament.  The state 
tournament is held August 14, 2020 on Lake Vermilion.  Vermilion Dam Lodge is the tournament headquarters.  
●New this year for state tournament:  
●An adult boat captain 
●Your team should know on the day of the Sectional Tournament if you can attend the state 
tournament.  Talk with parents prior to June 12 and have an answer ready should you qualify. 
Two: To have all (novice and veteran) learn how to handle a muskie so that participants and fish are not harmed. 
Three: To have a positive experience fishing with a partner. 
Four: To learn about Muskies Inc and to become a member and partner in the Muskie fishing community. 
2020 Sectional Check List 
1.Know if you can attend state 
2.Have a working and charged cell phone that can take pictures.  Chase Evertz phone number should be 
programmed into your phone.  763-232-5302 
3.Have your boat in working order, properly maintained, and licensed. 
4.Follow all MNDNR rules for fishing including having life vests for all in the boat and a throwable.  Participants will 
be required to wear their life vests while the big engine is being used. 
5.Have appropriate release tools: large muskie net, long nosed pliers, hook cutters, measuring device for length 
6.Know how to get to Bald Eagle boat ramp.  You are strongly encouraged to pre-fish during June 6-11 
7.Sunscreen, raingear.  Tournament will continue in the rain.  High winds, lightning will postpone or suspend the 
tournament.  If weather significantly limits the tournament, positions for state will be determined by a blind 
draw.  This is determined by the section director Chase Evertz 
8.Rods, reels, baits are your responsibility. No live bait can be used.  Trolling is acceptable. 
9.If you are old enough that you need a fishing license(16 and older), you have to have one for the tournament. 
Hours: 5:30am to 1:30pm are the tournament hours.  You do not have to start at 5:30am.  
Check in with Chase Evertz when you arrive at Bald Eagle Boat Ramp 
If you catch a muskie or northern, take a picture, measure length, text pic to Chase Evertz this will establish time of 
catch. If there is a tie the earlier catch will be the winner.  
New this year:​ A 2020 sticker, given to participants at check-in, must be in the photo. This is to be consistent with 
the new state rule for 2020.  
Tournament Point system will be attached to this email.  Most points win. 
If no muskies are caught, the largest northerns will determine winners.  No point system. 
Boat drivers may only drive the boat and lend assistance in releasing a fish.  Catching, landing, choice of spots, choice of 
bait, choice of fishing technique is made by the participants and not the driver.  Trolling motor is handled by 
participants.  
New this year​: Participant boats must have a ribbon, given at check-in, tied around the trolling motor or somewhere 
visible during the event.  This is also to be consistent with new 2020 state rules.  
Participants must have their feet under the pavilion at Bald Eagle Regional Park at 1:30pm.  If you are late your days 
catch will be disallowed.  That means you are effectively done fishing by 1:10pm to give you time to get in. 
 
Attached is a Subway Sandwich form. You must submit your form so that I can arrange a sandwich for you. ​The due 
date is Tuesday, May, 26. After this date you will not receive a sandwich. Water, cookies, chips will all be provided 
for you. Be sure to ask your driver if they want a sandwich and submit an order for them. The tournament will 
provide for all. 
Everyone will be given shirts.  You will wear these for pictures. 
Everyone will get a lure and prizes. 
1​st​ place will have their names put on the traveling trophy and I will deliver it to your school for display until next May. 


Chase Evertz 
North Metro Sectional Director

statehighschooltounament@nmmuskies.com

 

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Click here for 2017 tournament results.

Click here for 2016 tournament results.

Click here for 2015 tournament results.

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