Border Lakes Wilderness Fishing Tournament

August 25-29, 2018

Zup’s Fishing Resort
Lac la Croix, Ontario, Canada

What

Anglers will be testing their skill on the remote Lac La Croix. Zup’s Resort is securely nestled on the shores of a protected bay deep in the quiet solitude of Lac La Croix. The resort and trading post facilities are a complement to the greatness of the lake, for they, too, are of an out-standing quality. Though isolated, you’ll find the camp to be an “oasis” in this fishing paradise. Its facilities are ultra-modern, and you will find no finer resort on the border lakes. Lac La Croix is one of the premier lakes in the region and offers excellent fishing for walleye, northern pike, lake trout, smallmouth bass and crappies. Many of the guides will be experienced, capable Ojibwe Natives who are members of the Lac La Croix Guide Association. You will find their knowledge of the country and fishing most superb.

Supporting

Proceeds from the fishing tournament go to support Northern Tier’s Outreach program, providing programs to youth that might not otherwise get the opportunity. In 2016 Northern Tier provided programs to two crews from Greater St. Louis Council and three crews from Northern Star Council. The programs included Northern Tier sending staff to each of the Councils to provide a shake down and training for Scouts that would be attending. The crews then received a 6-night trip at Northern Tier, all equipment provided. The crews from St. Louis also experienced a day in Ely, sight seeing and participating in educational opportunities.
Northern Tier continues to grow this program, expanding our reach to additional Councils.

Cost

$3,500 per fisherman.
$1,000 is due at the time of registration.

Remaining $2,500 is due on August 1st.

Schedule

    Sat August 25th

  • BLWFT players/fishermen arrive by late afternoon.
  • Social get-together with Northern Tier Base Committee and BLWFT players; dinner/tours at the NTIER Base.
  • Sun Aug 26th

  • After early breakfast at Grand Ely Lodge depart, and drive to Crane Lake for boat transport into Lac LaCroix and Zups Resort. Need passports to go through Canadian Border crossing.
  • After arrival at Zups, we’ll hold a Scouts Own service before lunch, then hold first fishing session (4 hrs) in afternoon.
  • Social hour and first magnificent dinner.
  • Mon Aug 27th

  • Two fishing periods (4 hours each) with shore lunch on lake island.
  • Another magnificent dinner, followed by guide auction.
  • Note: Rotate guides and fishing partners each of three sessions on Sun and Mon.
  • Tue Aug 28th

  • Two fishing periods (4 hours each) with shore lunch on lake island.
  • Last magnificent dinner with awards ceremony to follow.
  • Note: Fish with same partner and guide both sessions on Tue.
  • Wed Aug 29th

  • After early breakfast all fishermen high-speed boated to Crane Lake for departures home.
  • Late afternoon flights out of Duluth or Minneapolis (best option) easily doable for travel home.

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