14th Annual Sportsman's Sturgeon Classic


Dear Sturgeon Tournament Anglers,
We want to first off thank you for the years of patronage and hope this finds you and your family well. The Annual Sturgeon Tournament has always been such a fun successful event and we want to do everything we can to continue that tradition.  As we are all very well aware, COVID-19 has brought about many unexpected changes to all of us.  We have decided that it would be in the best interest of all participants and staff to reschedule the 2020 Sturgeon Tournament.  We have looked at several dates throughout the summer and fall that we could get approval from the DNR and have adequate lodging and facilities available. The date we have found that would work the best would be October 30 and 31. A late fall end of the soft water season event.  We will plan to have the rules meeting Thursday, the 29th and the tournament the 30th and 31st. All rules, tournament area, and events will be the same as in previous years. 
We are working on getting in touch with all participants directly who are signed up for this year.
If you haven't received an email from us yet, 
please contact us at 800-862-8602 or by email here to let us know if you will be joining us for the rescheduled date.  We understand this may not work for all of you. We are hoping it will work for most. We have come up with some options for you to consider and choose from. Please let us know which option works best for your group.  
#1 Reschedule your reservation for the same accommodations and packages to the October 2020 date.
#2 Forgo your spot for Fall 2020 but transfer your reservation to the tournament for Spring 2021, May 7 & 8.
#3 Cancel your Spring 2020 reservation and forgo your spot for future tournaments.  
Thank you again for your understanding. We can't wait to get COVID-19 behind us! We look forward to seeing everyone soon. 
The Hennum Family & Sportsman's Staff
800-862-8602 or by email here.

The tournament is full at this time but we always welcome waiting list additions and folks to come out and watch the action in front of the lodge and visit with participants in the evening. There is always lots of good fishing stories being shared throughout the weekend.

To be added to the waiting list, please contact us
at 800-862-8602 or email us.

Cash awarded based on the number of entrants.
In 2019 over $10,000 in cash and prizes were given away and over $4,000 was raised by
participants for the Lake of the Woods
Take a Kid Fishing program. 

May 1 & 2, 2020 RESCHEDULED to Oct 30 & 31, 2020

Daily Prizes
1st Place - Cash

2nd Place - Cash
3rd Place - Custom Built Rod

Plus many more great giveaways and prizes. 

Tournament Schedule

Thursday, October 29 
Bar Open for food and drinks all day.

Rules Meeting 7:30 pm in the Sandbar

Friday, October 30 - Day 1 
Breakfast 6:00 am - 10:00 am.
Fishing begins at 8:30 am and ends at 4:00 pm
Sandbar open 11:00am-1:00am 
Food available until 10:00pm

Saturday, October 31 - Day 2
Breakfast 6:00 am - 10:00 am
Fishing begins at 8:30am and ends at 3:00pm
Sandbar open 10:30am-1:00am 
Food available until 10:00pm
Awards Banquet at 6:30pm - Dockside Dining Room

Sunday, November 1
Breakfast 6:00am - 10:00am

For leader board updates tune into our Facebook page.


 Click here for the highlights from last year.

 Thank you to all the participants and gracious 2019 sponsors!


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Three dining venues and live entertainment

Legendary Lake of the Woods

Groups of up to 300
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