Thank You! Paddle the Pads Update

On behalf of Great Lakes Fly Shop and the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Land Trust, we want to thank all of you for coming out to Paddle the Pads Bass Fly Fishing Tournament.  This event helps support our St. Louis River Estuary restoration projects.  The Minnesota Land Trust is reestablishing lost sturgeon spawning habitat, improving public water access and revitalizing historic wild rice beds in partnership with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.  Your support helps families and communities throughout the state preserve wildlife habitat, water quality and scenic beauty forever!  All 36 participants fished their hearts out!

A special shout out to all of our sponsors for making this event possible! Josh DeSmit, Scott Fly Rods, Fishpond, Waterworks Lamson, DAM Goods & Gear, Echo Fly Rods, Amity Coffee Shop, and  Yker Acres

The top 6 longest Small Mouth Bass prizes went to:

1- Jeff Barden with 17 3/16

2- Spencer Ruttler with 15 7/8

3- Charles Brodell with 15 1/8

4- Mel Bowman with 14 7/8

5- Griffin Barden with 14 1/2

6- John Meyer with 14 1/4