preserving and maintaining a world-class

trophy smallmouth bass fishery​

Smallmouth Bass art supplied courtesy of © Jon Q Wright / JQ Licensing www.jqlicensing.com

Open Division

Saturday, October 6th

How to Enter:

  1. Catch, Document and Safely Release a Personal Best Smallmouth Bass on Lake Mille Lacs in 2018
  2. Post a picture of you with your big fish on our Facebook Page (follow this link)
  3. Be sure to include the following information: 
  • Your Name & Home Town
  • Length & Weight of fish (if known)
  • Date caught (must be in 2018)
  • Brief description of how and where the fish was caught


Prizes:

How to Enter:

  1. Catch, Document and Safely Release a Personal Best Smallmouth Bass on Lake Mille Lacs in 2018
  2. Post a picture of you with your big fish on our Facebook Page (follow this link)
  3. Be sure to include the following information: 
  • Your Name & Home Town
  • Length & Weight of fish (if known)
  • Date caught (must be in 2018)
  • Brief description of how and where the fish was caught


Prizes:

Simms Trucker Hat

Free the Fighter Boat Towel

Assortment of Juice Baits

Free the Fighter Boat Towel

Free the Fighter Personal Best Photo Contest

St Croix Spinning Rod

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High School Division

​Sunday, October 7th

St Croix Spinning Rod

The 1st Annual Free the Fighter Team Big Bass Challenge presented by

In Tune Marine/Vexus Boats is open for any and all who love to fish!


This will be a fun day of being out on the water with 15 chances for walking away with a prize. 


Grab your best fishing buddy, sign up and who knows - YOU could be the one to make that lucky cast and win the $5,000 Big Bass Prize!


Scroll down for registration information.

This contest is over.


Congratulations to our winner:

Kyle Sellers of Ham Lake, MN!


Kyle caught this beauty on a hair jig he tied himself with a pole he built himself. The fish was safely released to fight another day!

Assortment of Juice Baits

To Register:

Click on Appropriate Registration Link

Print & Complete Form

Mail Completed Form Along with Registration Fee to:

MLSA

Attn: Jim DaRosa

PO Box 167

Isle, MN 56342

2018 Free the Fighter Team Big Bass Challenge presented by In Tune Marine/Vexus Boats

Rules:

  • Smallmouth must be caught and safely released on Lake Mille Lacs in 2018
  • Women Entrants Only Please!
  • No Live Bait

Tournament Details

Free the Fighter Personal Best Photo Contest

Contest will close at 11:59pm CST on Friday, August 31st and winner announced on September 4th, 2018.

*Women's Edition*

• $350 Entry Fee ($110 of that fee is tax deductible)

  • $50 from each entry fee will go into the Mille Lacs Alliance High School Scholarship Fund

• 50 Boat Max, 2-Man Teams
• Classic Bass Champions Tour Rules (Catch, Weigh &

   Release)

• High School Anglers will act as Boat Officials

  • 1 Official/Boat


Awards:
• $5000 Guaranteed 1st Place (based on 50 boats)
• $12,000 Cash Purse Plus Prizes (based on 50 boats)
• 15 Chances to win

  • 5 Morning Session Winners – Merchandise
  • 5 Afternoon Session Winners – Merchandise
  • 5 Overall Winners Share $12,000 Cash

Simms Womens Fishing Shirt

• No Entry Fee
• Only High School Anglers who acted as Boat  

   Officials in the Open Division are Eligible
• Classic Bass Champions Tour Rules (Catch, Weigh        Release)
• (1) 6 Hour Session
• High School Anglers will be randomly paired

   together to form 2-Man Teams
• Volunteer Open Division Participants will serve as  

   Boat Captain’s and will be randomly placed

Awards:
• Top 5 Teams
• $2500 College Scholarships
• Plaques