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Mike Yeo Classic, presented by Gander Mountain, set for Sept. 1

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild

The Mike Yeo Classic presented by Gander Mountain, a Pro-am bass fishing tournament on Lake Minnetonka benefitting the Pinky Swear Foundation and the Angel Foundation, will return to Lake Minnetonka on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

“I’m proud to host this bass fishing tournament for the second year on Lake Minnetonka,” said Minnesota Wild Head Coach Mike Yeo. “As an avid fisherman, this is a great way to show my support for the Pinky Swear Foundation and the Angel Foundation, two fantastic local organizations, while doing something I love. I’m also grateful to have one of the largest outdoor retailers in the State of Hockey sponsoring this event - Gander Mountain.”

Every boat in the tournament will feature a Minnesota Wild coach, player or local celebrity along with a professional

fishing guide and a guest angler. Wild players Ryan Carter, Justin Fontaine, Erik Haula, Zach Parise, Nate Prosser, Jordan Schroeder, Thomas Vanek, Jason Zucker and many more are scheduled to participate. Gander Mountain has assembled a lineup of expert anglers and will provide all necessary fishing gear for a truly unforgettable experience.

Anglers will take off from Lord Fletcher’s Old Lake Lodge located at 3746 Sunset Drive in Spring Park at 8:30 a.m. Each boat will have six hours on the water to lure in the largest bass for the tournament trophy. The weigh-in, along with a silent auction featuring autographed Wild merchandise and exclusive celebrity experiences, will begin at 2 p.m. at Lord Fletcher’s. Due to space limitations, the event is only open to registered tournament participants.

For more information and to register for the tournament, visit Anglers may also bid online for the boat of their choice beginning at 12:00 p.m. CT on Monday, Aug. 10. Bidding ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, August 24. All bids are final and space is limited.

About Gander Mountain Company

Gander Mountain Company, headquartered in St. Paul, MN, is the nation’s largest and fastest-growing retail network of outdoor specialty stores for hunting, fishing, camping, marine and outdoor lifestyle products and services. Since 1960, Gander Mountain has offered the best selection of outdoor equipment, technical apparel, active casual wear, and footwear featuring national, regional and specialty brands at competitive prices. Focused on a “We Live Outdoors®” culture, Gander Mountain dedicates itself to creating outdoor memories. Gander Mountain has 160 conveniently-located outdoor lifestyle stores in 27 states. For the nearest store location call 800-282-5993 or visit

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