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Great time in Sioux Narrows

It's been 22 years since Sioux Narrows' anglers Chris Bell and Mel Giesbrecht started the first “Bassin' For Bucks” tournament on Lake of the Woods there.

They wanted a three-day tournament that offered rewards for daily catches and aggregate catches, which is a great way to spread the prize money around.

That first year, the tournament started out with 38 teams competing. But it only took a couple of years to reach a full field of 120 boats, which it consistently gets year after year to this day.

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