2019 Rapala Student Angler Trail


2018 Innaugural Year

  • This trail will consist of 5 qualifying tournaments on a variety of Minnesota lakes with a TOC at the end of the year. Many big players helping this trail including Rapala, Seth Feider Fishing, Lund Boats, Lindners Angling Edge, Classic Bass and more. 
  • This trail is an enhanced spin off from  the 2017 Brainerd Warrior Series Trail

2018 Tourney Schedule:

  • June 22 - Minnetonka
  • July 15 - Mille Lacs
  • July 22 - Gull Lake
  • August 5th - Pokegama
  • August 19th - Minnewaska
  • TOC September 9th - Minnetonka

More Info:  https://www.studentangler.org/

TBF/SAF Announce 2018 Tourneys




TBF, FLW ANNOUNCE 2018 HIGH SCHOOL FISHING SCHEDULE   MINNEAPOLIS (Nov. 9, 2017) – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) and The Bass Federation (TBF) announced Thursday the 2018 High School Fishing schedule, including 29 Student Angler Federation (SAF) High School Fishing State Championships, 24 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Opens, seven state high school athletic association sanctioned tournaments and three SAF High School Fishing Challenge tournaments, plus the most anticipated events of the year, the High School Fishing National Championship and World Finals on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama.  “High School Fishing is the perfect recruitment, retention and reactivation program,” said FLW President of Operations Kathy Fennel. “Since its introduction in 2010 with the inaugural High School Fishing World Finals, we’ve seen how effective it is at getting new anglers and lapsed anglers on the water while retaining existing anglers who often serve as mentors for school teams. You need to look no further than the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation that shows an 8 percent increase in fishing participation since 2011 to see the program’s effectiveness. While several factors undoubtedly play into this growth, High School Fishing is certainly a leading contributor. We are creating a whole new generation of anglers and providing them with a connection to their schools and the outdoors.”  The more than 20,000 anglers that participated in the TBF/FLW High School Fishing program this year will have 72 tournaments in which to compete in 2018.  “As the sport’s leading youth organization, we are proud to have FLW as our partner in providing more fishing opportunities for more high school students across North America than anyone else,” said TBF President Robert Cartlidge. “Together TBF and FLW are laying the foundation on which our sport will continue to build, and we look forward to another incredible season working with schools from New York to California and into Canada to provide unprecedented opportunities for students and their families.”

2018 Minnesota Schedule

  • May 5 Mississippi River Open (Wis.) La Crosse, Wis.
  • June 3 Whitefish Chain Open Crosslake, Minn.
  • June 17 Minnesota State Championship – Mille Lacs Lake Isle, Minn.
  •  ****** Sept. 16 Minnesota Open Challenge (Walleye) – Lake Bemidji Bemidji, Minn. *******

We are so excited that we proposed a Walleye tournament to TBF this past summer.  They said they would try to put one on the schedule this year and here it is!  So awesome!

More Info About TBF/SAF Found Below

Minnesota Fishing Challenge 2018


June 2nd - Gull Lake at Craguns Resort

  • Opportunities and Awards
  • Top High School Team - Bass
  • Big Bass
  • Linder Media Bass Division
  • Walleye Division
  • Mixed Bag Division (One Walleye, Bass
  • Panfish Division


A fun time for all participants!

MN Fishing Challenge Host Al Lindner knows catching fish during a tournament is important.  He also knows that participants in the annual MN Fishing Challenge, June 4, are fishing to save lives.  “This is a fun event; contestants catch fish on Gull Lake near Brainerd while raising funds for people facing alcohol and drug addictions,” Lindner said, “I know we can make a difference for boys, girls, men, women, and their families by raising funds for MN Adult and Teen Challenge.”  The MN Fishing Challenge, presented by Mills Fleet Farm, offers many opportunities for anglers to succeed.  The team entry fee is $100.  Divisions are Lindner Media bass, Navillus walleye, Nor-Son pike, Nor-Son panfish, and Sportech mixed-bag.  Sea Foam recognizes10 teams with their Second Chance award. Bag limits are 3 each: bass, walleye and panfish and 1 pike. Mixed-bag is one of each.  The AquaVu Early Bird prizes for teams entered by April 8 include a Pasha Lake Camp deluxe fishing adventure in Ontario, five AquaVu underwater viewing systems, a fishing trip with Steve Pennaz, host of Lake Commando TV and lodging at Sandy Beach Resort on Gull Lake.  The top 10 teams in each division win great merchandise prizes, including US and Canada resort stays, rods, reels, tackle, trolling motors, ice shelters, guided fishing trips and much more.  Flatline Outdoors will award five Mathews bows (by draw) to students in middle and high school.  Other prizes include fishing trips with Al and Ron Lindner, Walleye Dan, and other top anglers.  Details are posted at mntc.org/events/fishingchallenge along with rules, photos, videos and an entry blank. To support a favorite team with online giving, go to givehope.mntc.org/fish. For more information, contact Rachael Biggar, 218-833-8764, rachael.biggar@mntc.org


Save the date June 2nd, 2018

127 teams fished Gull Lake during the 9th Annual MN Fishing Challenge, a multi-species fishing tournament, June 3. The 2-person teams found most fish shallow, and almost every team caught fish on Gull Lake near Brainerd.  The teams raised nearly $300,000 to support Mn Adult & Teen Challenge drug and rehabilitation programs statewide.  Save the date for the 2018 MN Fishing Challenge | June 2, 2018

More Info:




Becker High School - Northern Division

Update August 2017

Congratulations to Charlie/Carter for finishing 6th place overall in the Northern Division and securing a spot in the TOC September 10th!

Top 7 teams from each division will earn an opportunity to participate in Tournament of Champions in September.  Points are accumulated from 2 separate tournaments.  Becker Bass fishes the Northern Division.

Whitefish Chain Tournament - June

Best place was 13th.

Pelican Lake Tournament - August 11th

Breezy Point Resort

Becker had 2 teams in the top 5.

TOC - September 10th

Lake Washington / Stella - Dassel, MN

Brainerd Series

Warrior Tournament Trail

Update August 2017

We are proud to announce Becker has 2 teams that qualified by placing in the top 5 during 2 seperate Warrior Trail Tournaments and will be participating in the TOC October 1st for an opportunity to win a brand new Lund Boat!


  • 4th Place - Minnetonka
    • Nate/Neil
  • 4th Place - Whitefish
    • Jon/Jacob


The dates for the 5 tournaments of the Brainerd Warrior MN trail are as follows:

  • June 11th on Gull lake, Brainerd, MN
  • July 16th on Minnewaska, Glenwood, MN
  • July 30th on Minnetonka, Spring Park, MN 
  • August 6th on Pokegema, Grand Rapids, MN
  • August 27th on the Whitefish chain, Cross Lake, MN


This trail is for ONLY CURRENT ANGLERS IN 8th grade to 12th grade. On this trail if you finish in the top 5 in any of the 5 tournaments you will move on to the tournament of champions where you will compete for a brand new Lund boat

For 2017 - cost and boat captains for this series will be the responsibility of the individual team and team members.  The fee is $70/angler for all of the events. (One Time Fee) The top performers in this trail are eligible to move on to the National BASS tournament based on the number of boats participating in each tournament. 


Registrations are required to be in at least 3 days prior to the scheduled event. 

Registration is on the Brainerd Warriors Website.


TBF/SAF Series


The Bass Federation - Student Angler Federation Events

Becker Bass Team is registered to fish TBF/SAF tournaments. These tournaments will qualify you for a national tournament based on results.  2017 - Team members will be responsible for boat captains, SAF membership, and registration for event.

More TBF/SAF info at: www.highschoolfishing.org

Tourney Info at:  www.highschoolfishing.org/2017-saf-tournament-schedule-registration-and-results/

State Tournament - Mille Lacs - August 20th

The FLW/TBF State Championship is back on Mille Lacs this year. This tournament is for anglers currently in 6th grade to 12th grade. Junior anglers for this tournament are those currently in 7th grade or below and Senior anglers are those currently in 8th grade or higher.  If you are a junior angler you will need to fish with a senior angler to fish this tournament. The date is August 20th,


August 19th - Registration/Rules Meeting 

  • Location: Mac's Twin Bay Ramp 43469 Vista Road, Isle, MN 56342 
  • Registration Times: 4-6pm – Mandatory rules briefing begins.  At least one (1) team member MUST attend.  
  • All anglers must be off the water by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the rules meeting. 

Aug 20th Tournament - Launch/Weigh-In 

  • Location: Mac's Twin Bay Ramp 43469 Vista Road, Isle, MN 56342  
  • Take-off will begin at 7am or first safe light.  
  • First flight due in at 3pm.

FACT SHEET – Minnesota State Championship Mille Lacs, North Isle, MN  August 20th Tournament Hotline:  (580)765-9031 or (580)716-4261