It looks like Chris Hauer picked up the Mankato Area Bass Tournament:
Howie's Southern Bass Tournament
June 24th 6-2 Cedar Lake
July 12th ?? German-Jefferson
Tuesday is prefishing cut-off and the tournaments are on Sundays.
$1000+ first place even if only 10 boats
Chris Hauer 612-756-1016
He is also putting on a benefit tournament on Shields Lake this fall.
I fished the tournament on Cedar yesterday and I thought Chris did a great job of running a quick and clean tournament. There was a decent turn-out for being a last-minute deal at 12 boats. I know of quite a few other guys who would have fished it if they hadn't already made plans after MABT was cancelled.
When the website is up I will post it here, unless someone else gets to it first
I am curious who thought I was out fishing in my old Champion AFTER the pre-fishing cutoff. I guess someone was out there with binoculars on Friday and told the tournament director they saw an older champion out there and they thought it was me. I knew about the cutoff and wasn't there, and it was a little disconcerting to have someone who clearly didn't have a positive ID bring it up. Anyone who knows me knows I am a by-the-rules kind of guy.
Whoever you are, get to know me and before you make reports like that make sure you know what you are talking about! Its a big deal to accuse someone of cheating.
Chris handled it well and we still fished the tournament with no issues.
I bought the boat a couple weeks ago in IL. Its a 1994 Champion 204 DC with silver fleck and black and red pin-striping. I still have the original IL trailer plates and IL boat reg on the hull and I always tow with a white Toyota Sequoia. Hope this helps next time someone wants to 'ID' me or my boat.