18th Annual Sturgeon Tournament

May 3rd & 4th, 2024

We are looking forward to the 18th Annual Sturgeon Tournament May 3rd & 4th, 2024. The tournament is full for 2024 but we are taking a waiting list. To be added to the waiting list, contact us at [email protected] or 800-862-8602.

The 18th Annual Sturgeon Tournament May 3rd & 4th, 2024. Just under 200 anglers and 60 boats will enjoyed another year of beautiful spring weather and lake sturgeon fishing in a 1.2 mile stretch out in front of the lodge on the Rainy River.

Each day the participant with the longest measured sturgeon will go home with $3,000 in cash, 2nd place $1,500 in cash, and the 3rd place winner a custom rod. Other prizes will be given away for the largest sturgeon caught by a youth, woman, largest eelpout, largest sucker, and as well as many other door prizes.

Over a hundred sturgeon were caught over the two days last year. $12,000 plus in cash and prizes were awarded over the two-day catch and release event last year. Tournament participants also raised nearly $4,000 for the Lake of the Woods Take a Kid Fishing program. The monies will be used for lifetime fishing licenses that will be awarded at the event this year in June and for program expenses to continue to teach kids the lifelong sport of fishing. Many thanks to the gracious participants and sponsors who took part in this event. Your donation will make a big impact on many kids’ lives for a lifetime. Thank you!

We want to thank all of the participants, staff, guides, tournament co-director, and emcee Bryan “Beef” Sathre and sponsors who once again made this year another huge success. Thank you!