Schroeder Walks Away with Minnetonka Win

Tim Schroeder Catches 131 lb 7 oz of Tonka Bass to Win Champions Tour Event

Zimmerman, MN – Classic Bass (, a leader in providing relevant and timely information for tournament bass anglers held its final Champions Tour event of the 2018 season on Tuesday, August 7th, on Lake Minnetonka.

The Twin Cities most popular lake, both in terms of fishing and recreation didn’t disappoint today, as the thirty Champions Tour anglers, all experienced Tonka moments, from giant bass, to increased recreational traffic during the afternoon session, to a great lunch and awards ceremony at the famed Lord Fletcher’s.

But it was Champions Tour angler, Tim Schroeder who truly experienced Minnetonka today, by catching a total of 131 lb 7 oz of bass.  Tim fished a total of three spots all day on the lake and utilized a combination of soft plastic lures that he dead sticked to coax as many bass out of the school as possible.

The thirty Champions Tour Anglers headed out on to Lake Minnetonka with Minnesota BASS Nation High School anglers serving as the boat officials.

To learn more about the winning baits and strategy, you can view this video recap.

Rounding out the top-six Champions Tour anglers that punched their ticket to the 2018 Champions Tour Championship, where they will be fishing against thirty anglers, where the winner will walk away with a brand new Skeeter Boats/Yamaha Outboards package, valued at over $45,000!

2nd – Will Pappa:  79 lb 5 oz
3rd – Matt Peters:  65 lb 15 oz
4th – Corey Brant:  64 lb 6 oz
5th – Jay Carlson:  63 lb 9 oz
6th – John Figi:  61 lb 10 oz

The winner of the Big Bass Award presented by YETI was Matt Thompson with a 5 lb 4 oz largemouth.

John Figi won the Wenzels Farm Comeback Award, by increasing his catch by 26 lb 10 oz from the end of the first half to second half.

The Classic Bass Champions Tour will again be streaming live results, posting fish catches and fishing techniques throughout the day as competitors aim to catch as many legal bass as possible.  Each angler is paired with a boat official who will weigh and record every catch into the new Classic Bass Champions Tour scoring system.  At no time will any bass be placed in the boat’s livewells and brought to a weigh-in.

Classic Bass’s primary objective is to provide bass fisherman with beneficial and current bass fishing information, and this goal will now be boosted by the Champions Tour, as results can be followed real time via and on social media.  Competing anglers will also be providing Classic Bass with helpful fishing information on the lake they are fishing, along with the techniques and lures they are using.