Outdoor Notes for July 23
Tuma paces Bass Snatchers third tournament With a total weight of 17 pounds, 9 ounces, Keith Tuma took first place in the Baxter Bass Snatchers third tournament on July 15 on North Long Lake. Alan Steinbauer took second with 15 pounds, 14 ounces ...
Tuma paces Bass Snatchers third tournament
With a total weight of 17 pounds, 9 ounces, Keith Tuma took first place in the Baxter Bass Snatchers third tournament on July 15 on North Long Lake.
Alan Steinbauer took second with 15 pounds, 14 ounces and Dennis Lothspeich came in third with 15 pounds, 8 ounces. Tuma also took the lunker prize with a 4 pound, 3 ounce bass.
For the tournament, 23 anglers caught and released 131 bass.
Carpers win Northerns Inc. tournament on Cedar Lake
Rob and Roberta Carper won the June 17 Northerns Inc. tournament on Cedar Lake with a total catch of 15 pounds, 11 ounces.
Coming in second were Jim and Neal Falenschek, with 14 pounds 15 ounces; third was Ron and Rhonda Wickham with 13 pounds, 12 ounces; fourth was Luther Wallin and Randall Clark with 13 pounds, 4 ounces; and fifth was Leroy Frost and Burt Scripture with 12 pounds, 7 ounces.
The lunker of the tournament went to Jim Falenschek with an 8 pound, 7 ounce pike.
Lake Health Conference coming in August
The Mille Lacs Lake Watershed Management Group, in coordination with the Mille Lacs and Aitkin soil and water conservation districts and Mille Lacs County, will host the 2017 Lake Health Conference Aug. 7 at McQuoid's Inn.
This conference features presentations and hands-on demonstrations from experts in their respective fields, including: Doug Jensen, aquatic invasive species program coordinator with Minnesota Sea Grant; Carl Klimah, fisheries biologist with the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Department of Natural Resources; Jessamyn Foley, inspection program assistant with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; and others.
County and soil and water conservation district staff will also be on hand, providing guidance related to shoreland projects. There's also an opportunity to purchase rain barrels at 50 percent off retail price.
Presentations will begin at 9 a.m., and end at 4:30 p.m., with an optional evening launch tour from 5-7:00 p.m. Lunch and refreshments, along with dinner on the launch, will be provided free for attendees.
More information is available on line at www.millelacswatershed.org . To reserve space register online at lake-health.eventbrite.com or contact Mille Lacs County at 320-983-8232. Space is limited.
Designs being accepted for Minnesota Trout and Salmon Stamp
Wildlife artists can submit entries for the 2018 Minnesota Trout and Salmon Stamp through 4 p.m. July 28, according to the Department of Natural Resources.
Anglers can purchase the trout and salmon stamp validation with their fishing license for an additional $10. For an extra 75 cents, purchasers can receive the pictorial stamp. It is also sold as a collectible for $10.75. Revenue from stamp sales is dedicated to trout and salmon management and habitat work.
Trout or salmon must be the primary focus of the design, though other fish species may be included in the design if they are used to depict common interaction between species or are common inhabitants of Minnesota's lakes and rivers. Brook trout designs are not eligible this year.
Artists are prohibited from using any photographic product as part of their finished entries. Winning artists usually issue limited edition prints of the artwork and retain proceeds. Judging will take place Aug. 3 at DNR headquarters, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul.
For more information and contest guidelines, visit mndnr.gov/stamps, or call the DNR Information Center at 651-296-6157 or 888-646-6367.