UPCOMING EVENT: HIGH SCHOOL FISHING - 2019 - Pickwick Lake

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Carstensen wins National Guard FLW Walleye Tour event on Leech Lake

WALKER, Minn. – Pro Kevin Carstensen of Merrill, Wis., and co-angler Alan Wegleitner of Somerset, Wis., caught five walleyes weighing 12 pounds, 11 ounces to win the National Guard FLW Walleye Tour on Leech Lake presented by Mercury. Carstensen had a three-day catch of 15 walleyes weighing 41-11. He won by 4-pounds over his closest competitor in an event featuring anglers from 17 states and took home $63,000 for his efforts. READ MORE »

Carstensen clinches Leech Lake crown

Carstensen clinches Leech Lake crown

WALKER, Minn. – In a slot-limit tournament, keeping your mental composure is often equally important as on-the-water execution. Just when you think you’ve pinned the winning fish, it measures 25 1/2 inches and instantly has no value. But a select few walleye pros have learned to favor slot tournaments because of the game planning involved. While most anglers search high and low for specific areas that hold unders or overs, Kevin Carstensen found two that held both. READ MORE »

Bluebird blues

Bluebird blues

WALKER, Minn. – For those vacationing in northern Minnesota, the weekend forecast looks perfect with abundant sunshine and just a slight breeze. But for the 10 remaining National Guard FLW Walleye Tour pros, the weather is anything but ideal. It’s no secret that Leech Lake is a wind-driven fishery and without it, the final day of competition could be a struggle. READ MORE »

Carstensen climbs to first

Carstensen climbs to first

WALKER, Minn. – Kevin Carstensen has been fishing tournaments on Leech Lake in northern Minnesota for several years. But admittedly, Leech hasn’t been his favorite lake as the style of fishing required doesn’t suit his angling preferences. Instead of fighting the tried-and-true tactics, Carstensen finally decided to accept them this year. And now he’s learning to love Leech Lake. READ MORE »

Carstensen leads National Guard FLW Walleye Tour on Leech Lake

WALKER, Minn. – Pro Kevin Carstensen of Merrill, Wis., and co-angler Kurt Zins of Nicollet, Minn., caught 5 walleyes weighing 15 pounds, 11 ounces Friday to propel Carstensen into the lead at the National Guard FLW Walleye Tour on Leech Lake presented by Mercury. Cartensen now has a two-day catch of 10 walleyes weighing 29-0 and a 1-pound, 5-ounce lead heading into the final day of competition. Anglers from 17 states are fishing for top awards of up to $63,000 in the Pro Division and up to $10,500 in the Co-angler Division. READ MORE »

Courts leads National Guard FLW Walleye Tour event on Leech Lake

WALKER, Minn. – National Guard pro Mark Courts of Harris, Minn., and co-angler Jimmy Cox of Bono, Ark., brought in five walleyes weighing 15 pounds, 14 ounces Thursday to lead day one of the National Guard FLW Walleye Tour tournament on Leech Lake presented by Mercury. The pair holds a mere, 7-ounce lead over their closest rivals in an event featuring 95 pros and 95 co-anglers representing 17 states fishing for top awards of $63,000 in the Pro Division and $10,500 in the Co-angler Division. READ MORE »

Courts capitalizes on morning flurry

Courts capitalizes on morning flurry

WALKER, Minn. – Leech Lake is one of the best fisheries in the walleye-rich state of Minnesota. And June is considered prime time for marble ‘eyes in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Combine that with a steady easterly wind and day one of the National Guard FLW Walleye Tour event was supposed to be a slugfest. But with only four stringers in the teens, it was anything but. READ MORE »

Rigger's paradise

Rigger's paradise

WALKER, Minn. – After commencing the year with a trollfest on Lake Erie, the second stop on the National Guard FLW Walleye Tour takes place on Leech Lake in northern Minnesota. While trolling is once again an option, Leech Lake is known around walleye circles as a rigger's paradise. READ MORE »