2024 Tourney Photo Card

Click on the image below to download a pdf copy of the photo card for this year. You must have this card displayed in the photos of fish registered. Either print it out or have it on your phone screen visible in the photos you take to be eligible for prizes.

Fish with us June 15, 2024!

Save the date! Registration will open up Spring 2024. Please check back for more info.

Fish with us June 15, 2024!

Registration is now open! Be sure to take advantage of the early bird entry fees.
Prices go up on June 2nd!
Please Note: We are only doing online registration again this year.


Brian Truax

Our chapter has been hosting an annual muskie tournament for over 20 years in the Bemidji and Cass Lake areas. 

Our dear friend and past Chapter 46 member Brian Truax passed away in late December 2022. As a tribute to him and his legacy, we have renamed our tourney in his honor. To say he was passionate about muskie fishing was an understatement. He was a great human being and will greatly be missed by all.

Lakes you can fish include Lake Bemidji and connected waters, Cass Lake Chain, Little Wolf Lake, Big Lake, Lake Plantagenet and Mantrap Lake. This is strictly a catch, photo and release tournament.

Prizes are awarded for 1st through 4th Place based on total inches of Muskies caught and released. We also have an award for the Largest Released Muskie and a Youth award for the Largest Released Muskie.

Youth anglers are all entered into a drawing for a Youth Lifetime Fishing License!


Thank you to everyone who fished and helped out at our tourney this year. It was a huge success!

74 anglers caught 17 fish total. We had 7 youth contestants. There were no youth fish entries.

1. Tyler Schlabsz- Bemidji: 52, 48, 46, 42
2. Jody Marler-Cass: 47, 42.5, 42.5, 39, 36.5
3. Ben Collette-Little Wolf: 41, 38.5, 38.5
4. Alex McLean-Bemidji: 53.25
5. Donnie Manz-Marquette: 48.5
6. Brian Henderson-Cass: 48
7. Shane Wagner-Plantagenet: 44
8. Stuart Sorenson-Andrusia: 32

Big Fish Award: Alex McLean- 53.25”.
Alex will receive a musky replica courtesy of Jake Bluhm – State Farm Agent & Lax Reproductions

We gave away 2 youth MN lifetime fishing licenses, made donations to BSU Aquatics Scholarship, Bemidji Youth Hockey (On behalf of Brian Truax,) and the Boy Scouts as a result from the tournament.

Congrats to all! See you next year!
(Photos can be viewed in slideshow above.)


Registration is now closed. We hope you join us next year! Thank you!

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