Schultz Bests Bay Lake, Claims Champions Tour Crown

They are the cream of the crop, the best of the best, the finest in the Midwest. When 30 boats took to Bay Lake, everyone knew it wouldn’t be easy to separate themselves from this impressive crowd. They arrived to Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge under dark and wet skies with the threat of severe weather looming. The wind howled from the south and into the docks where anglers staged, the grand prize, a 2020 Skeeter Boats ZX200 with a 200 horsepower Yamaha SHO outboard perched on the hill above them waiting for the victor to claim it. […]

Breaking Down Bay Lake

Nestled in the heart of the “lakes area” in north central Minnesota just outside of the small town of Deerwood you’ll find beautiful Bay Lake. This 2330 acre body of water is home to Minnesota’s oldest resort, Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge which has been family owned and operated for over 120 years. Champions Tour Owner Scott Bonnema describes the lake as “generational” with most of the homes and cabins being passed down to next of kin, you rarely see property up for sale. As the name implies, Bay Lake is comprised of a series of bays, and three islands. These bays are all very similar and offer alike water across the lake. […]