Oak Point Resort (Formerly Buck's Oak Point Lodge) - Leech Lake - Minnesota

Leech Lake Muskie Tournament

Frank Schneider, Jr. Memorial Muskie Tournament
Muskie Mania 2008

Twin Cities Chapter Muskies Inc.
2670 Commerce Blvd. Unit 208
Mound, Minnesota 55364

Contact: Ron Sanders, 612-386-1100

Muskie Mania 2008, the “World’s Largest Muskie Tournament” Contestant Registration Packages ON SALE NOW!

Minneapolis, Minnesota – Contestant Packages are now on sale for the 41st Annual Frank Schneider, Jr. Memorial Muskie Tournament, themed Muskie Mania 2008, featuring a $30,000 Grand Prize provided by Lupient Buick/Pontiac/GMC of Golden Valley.

Organized by the Twin Cities Chapter of Muskies, Inc., Muskie Mania 2008, is scheduled for September 5, 6 and 7, 2008. It is a family oriented tournament held on 21 lakes in the Bemidji-Cass Lake-Walker-Longville area. More than $75,000 in prizes will be awarded and all contestants catching one 40” Muskie will be entered in a drawing for the Grand Prize, a $30,000 certificate for a GMC vehicle provided by Lupient Buick/Pontiac/GMC. Newcomers to the sport are encouraged to participate! Let your first Muskie be worth $30,000.

Muskie fishing in Minnesota is growing in popularity. According to DNR statistics only one percent of Minnesota anglers were fishing for Muskies twenty five years ago. By 2007, that number grew to about 14%. “Improvements in the quality and quantity of Muskie angling opportunities are the main reason for the growth”, according to Dirk Peterson, Central Region Fisheries Manager for the DNR. “Muskies, Inc., the organizer of this tournament, has been a significant contributor to those improvements and their efforts to recruit new anglers and pass on the legacy of fishing are greatly appreciated,” Peterson added.

Muskies, Inc., a non-profit organization, is widely recognized as the first organized group of sports anglers to practice and promote “Catch and Release” fishing. Since 1966 the organization has also worked with the DNR to improve Muskie fishery and support conservation practices through financial contributions, educational efforts and volunteer labor. Funds from Muskie Mania 2008 will be used to address fisheries improvement, Muskie research and youth outreach.

Fully inclusive Contestant Packages for the tournament are $95 for adults, $30 for children ages 17 and under, and $150 for a Family Pack that includes Mom, Dad and two juniors within the same family. Ron Schara, host of KARE-11’s “Minnesota Bound”, WCCO Radio and award-winning columnist for the Star Tribune, is the Honorary Grand Marshall and MC for the 2008 tournament. Early entrants will receive a free copy of Schara’s book Minnesota Bound in addition to the standard contestant package, which includes free nightly food, marked lake maps, discount coupons, entry into the “Magic Muskie” competition (for members only) and other items that bring the total value of the package to over $250.

Muskie Mania 2008 is an Official Event of the Minnesota Sesquicentennial.

Contestant Packages on Sale at :
Joe’s Sporting Goods - St. Paul
Thorne Bros - Fridley
Reeds Outdoors - Walker
One Stop – Longville
Lupient GMC- Golden Valley
Blue Ribbon Bait – Oakdale
Cabela’s – Rogers
Cabela’s – Owattona
Cabella’s – E. Grand Forks
Sportsman’s Warehouse – St. Cloud
Froggie’s Bait – Cass Lake
Bluewater Bait – Bemedji
Barber’s Inn – Wayzata

Also Available on Line at : www.MuskieMania.org


Call us at: (218) 335-2993


Buck's Oak Point Lodge - Leech Lake - Minnesota

Oak Point Resort
10583 Oak Point Road N.W.
Cass Lake, Minnesota (MN) 56633