Champions Tour Begins 2019 Season on Le Homme Dieu Chain in Alexandria, MN

The Champions Tour, the Midwest’s most exciting and prestigious bass tournament trail is ready to kickoff the 2019 season in Alexandria, MN on the Le Homme Dieu Chain. This body of water is full of both largemouth and smallmouth bass and is certain to provide an action-packed tournament.

The event will begin with Media Day on Thursday, June 13th. During this time, Champions Tour anglers will provide content in the form of photo and video that captures their favorite bass fishing techniques, products and much more. This information will be shared on throughout the year and on our Social Media channels for all viewers to see and learn from.

Fishing fans and enthusiasts are encouraged to stop by and talk fishing with all the Champions Tour Anglers from Noon to 4:00 p.m. at Viking Plaza Mall 3015 MN-29, Alexandria, MN 56308

On Friday, June 14th, anglers will hit the water for a full day of competition that will ultimately decide the 2019 Le Homme Dieu champion and the winner of a guaranteed $10,000 first place prize.

Anglers will take off from Mount Carmel Family Camp & Conference Center (800 Mt Carmel Dr NE, Alexandria, MN 56308) at 7:00 am, return at 11:00 am for an hour long lunch break and then get back out on the water for the afternoon session, running from noon to 4:00 pm.

The public is encouraged to attend take off and the awards ceremony at Mount Carmel, which will begin around 4:30 pm.  “We are extremely excited to be having our event at Mount Carmel,” said Champions Tour Owner Scott Bonnema.  “They have welcomed us with open arms and their facilities will provide a scenic and peaceful backdrop for our event.”

Mount Carmel welcomes all people for their summer camps, people of all ages will have the best week of their lives experiencing a camp at Mount Carmel!  In August, they host three weeks of adult camps and they host a men’s fishing retreat in September!  If you are planning a family reunion, church retreat, or corporate meeting event be sure to keep Mount Carmel in mind and visit their website

This tournament could and should certainly produce some very high weight totals. Whether we’re talking largemouth or smallmouth, fish should still be relatively shallow and very accessible via a wide range of techniques. Largemouth will be just entering the post spawn stage, but still very catchable. We will likely see Le Homme Dieu’s smallmouth population still in the spawning stage, also providing a viable option for anglers.

The Champions Tour finished the 2018 season by hosting the Championship event on the Le Homme Dieu Chain last September. Dean Capra took the title by out catching the field with an impressive bag of largemouth bass, mostly caught off shore. Capra rolled home with a new Skeeter Boat and Yamaha Outboard package in tow

You can view live results and on-the-water photo and video coverage of this tournament by visiting the Champions Tour website and following the link to the Le Homme Dieu event. For a full schedule and details on the 2019 Classic Bass Champions Tour presented by Skeeter Boats and Yamaha Outboards, visit