Lineup set for Christopher Schneider Bass Tournament


For the past decade, avid anglers from throughout the state, and beyond, have converged on Maple Lake for the annual Christopher Schneider Bass Tournament. This summer will be no different, as the event is set for Saturday. It will begin with sign-in at 6:30 a.m. sharp and conclude with a weigh-in at 3 p.m. sharp, with concessions available and Casting Kids beginning at 2 p.m., all near the Maple Lake beach.
Fifteen teams will vie for the $400 first-place prize. Christopher Schneider’s mom, Barb, organizes the event and said some teams personally delivered their registration forms to her mailbox.
Defending champions Jeff and Kelli Johnson, of Montrose, are returning, as is Dale Glader, of Maplewood, who has won the tournament more than once, including in 2012 with Jason Heberling, of Annandale. Glader’s partner is determined by Barb Schneider and on Saturday, Travis Nordling, of Annandale, will join Glader for the second year in a row. In addition to Glader, Jack and Mary Kiffe, of Coon Rapids, have won the tournament twice, as has Christopher’s brother, Matt, of Clearwater, who is fishing with Ryan Holt of Monticello. 
More information appears in this week's Messenger.