Club Meeting - February 24, 2017

The annual North Country club meeting will be at the Depot in Alex on Saturday February 24th at 1 PM.  

Come and join us in discussions and planning for the upcoming year.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.  Please spread the word to anyone you know that isn't on our e-mailing list and might be interested in learning about the club. 

See you there!


Bob Chapins Takes Megabucks Win

Bob Chapin closed out the Megabucks win with a 17 pound bag on Osakis on a windy, wet ugly day. That bag, along with 19.71 pounds on Lake Mary was enough to edge out Tanner Tetrick for the win. Bob's 36.85 total weight was just over a pound more than Tanner's 35.65. Third place went to Matt Commerford at 33.03 pounds. 

Complete Results

Bob Chapin and Chad Haabala Win Pomme de Terre Draw Tournament

Bob and Chad came to the scales with 19.68 pounds to win the last club draw event on Pomme de Terre. In second place with 18.87 pounds were Wayne Ek and Mike Peterson and third was Matt Commerford and James Wicht with 16.24 pounds. Wayne and Mike had the big bass at 5.70 pounds.

The Megabucks field is set and will be on Lake Mary and Lake Osakis on September 30 and October 1. Fishing hours will be from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Last day for pre-fishing is the Sunday before the start of the Megabucks.

Pomme de Terre Results
2017 Standings

Chad Haabala and Bob Hefti Win Lobster Draw

Chad and Bob had a big day on Lobster and came in with 18.18 pounds to take the fourth club draw on Lobster. Their bag included the big fish of the day, a 4.75 pound largemouth. Close behind were Matt Commerford and Tim McDowell with 16.24 pounds and Durand Peterson and James Wicht were third with 11.91 pounds. The last club draw for the season is on September 10, 2017.

Complete results

Tanner Tetrick and Chad Haabala Take Pomme Slugfest

Tanner and Chad brought 23.95 pounds to the scales to win on Pomme de Terre. There big bag included a 5.93 pound fish that was the big one for the day. Durand Peterson and Troy Lien's 22.32 pound bag was good for second and Cody Rupert and Shane Gesell were third with 22.23 pounds. There were six twenty pound plus bags out of the 16 teams entered. 

Complete results

Matt Klemm and Trevor Trousil Win Open on Lake Reno

With 17.52 pounds, Matt Klemm and Trevor Trousil edged out Jon Englund and Kyle Wicklund for the win on Lake Reno. Jon and Kyle had 17.30 pounds. Matt Commerford and Tanner Tetrick took third with 15.73 pounds and also had the big fish of the day at 3.93 pounds. There were 23 boats participating in this event.

Complete results

Jeff Bosshardt Wins Le Homme Dieu Individual

Jeff Bosshardt's 17.73 pound bag was enough to edge out Trevor Trousil's 17.45 pound to take first place on the Alexandria Chain of Lakes on Sunday, June 16th. Wayne Ek came in with 16.80 to take third. Bosshardt had the big fish on the day, a 4.38 pound largemouth.

Complete results

Tanner Tetrick and Doug Kriese Win on Long Lake

Tanner and Doug edged Durand Peterson and Bob Hefti by .06 pounds to take first place on Long Lake by Dalton. Their bag weighed 16.57 and included the big fish of the day at 4.94 pounds. Durand and Bob had 16.51 and Matt Commerford and John Wicht III had 14.60 to take third place.

Complete results

Durand Peterson and Tanner Tetrick Sack Big Bag on Red Rock

Durand and Tanner brought 24.03 pounds to the scale to easily take Red Rock honors. There bag included a 5.57 pound largemouth that was big fish of the day. Trever Trousil and Jack Wich came in with 20.06 to take second and Matt Commerford and Wayne Ek came in third with 19.77 pounds. 

Complete results

Wicklund and Englund Win Open on Minnewaska

Jon Englund and Kyle Wicklund won the first NCB open tournament on Lake Minnewaska with a 15.63 pound bag. Dale Danter and Nathan Bright were second with 15.40 and Troy Jutting and Greg Savino third with 15.25. John and James Wicht had big bass at 3.95 pounds.

Complete results

John Wicht Jr and Tanner Tetrick Win Smith Lake Honors

John and Tanner brought 16.84 pounds to the scale to take first place honors at the Smith Lake on June 4th. Close behind were Bob Chapin and Roy Good with 16.05 pounds and the big fish at 4.54 pounds. Third place went to Mike Peterson and Jack Wicht at 15.93 pounds.

Complete results

2017 Changes for Club Tournaments

At the meeting on April 1, 2017, the club decided to make some changes to the club tournament rules. These changes will be re-evaluated next year and a decision made at that time whether to keep these changes or go back to our old format.

The changes made include:

  1. Club tournaments will be a team format only. We will only weigh five fish for a team weight. The point system will remain the same.
  2. Entry fee for the Draw tournaments will be $20. All the money collected at the draw tournament will be paid back to the top teams. Payout will be $10 per boat for big bass and from two to four places depending on the number of boats entered.
  3. The Megabucks payout will come only from dues and money earned from the open tournaments. 40% of the total will go to the winner and second through seventh will also get a check. There will be no payout for eighth through tenth place.

North Country Bassin' is accepting new members. If you are interested in joining, please contact one of the officers listed below.

2017 Season Schedule (Tentative)

Open Tournaments

 Date Lake Time Entry Fee
June 18, 2017 Minnewaska 6-2 $110
July 16, 2017 Le Homme Dieu Chain (Individual) 6-2 $110
July 23, 2017 Reno 6-2 $110
August 19, 2017 Pomme de Terre 7-3 $110
October 14, 2017 Ida 8-3 $50

Entry Form

Club Tournaments

 Date Lake  Time
June 4, 2017 Smith 6-12
July 9, 2017 Red Rock 6-12
July 15, 2017 (Travel) Long (Dalton) 7-1
 August 27, 2017 Lobster 7-1
September 10, 2017 Pomme de Terre 7-1
 Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 - Megabucks Osakis, Mary 7:30-5:30

YTD Standings

Draw Tournament Committee:
Tanner Tetrick - 320-808-5524
Matt Commerford - 701-368- 1422

Open Tournament Committee
Tim McDowell - 320-766-3275
Doug Kriese - 320-886-5569

Mega Buck Tournament Committee:
Tim McDowell - 320-766-3275
Wayne Ek - 320-808-3270

Bob Hefti - 320-815-9993

Mike Peterson
1509 McAuliffe PL NW
Alexandria MN 56308