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Silverado Pro-Am Bass tourney back in Alexandria

A number of the best anglers across the Midwest will be back on the Alexandria chain of lakes this Saturday for the Silverado Pro-Am Bass tournament.

A number of the best anglers across the Midwest will be back on the Alexandria chain of lakes this Saturday for the Silverado Pro-Am Bass tournament.

A total of 48 teams consisting of one professional and one amateur angler will be competing for more than $28,000 in cash-prize payouts. Anglers will ease off after an opening ceremony at 7 a.m. at Arrowwood Resort.

Fans are encouraged to attend throughout the day. Rapid Marine Ranger boat displays and test drives, product demonstrations and fan prize drawings will keep spectators busy before weigh-in starts at 3 p.m.

Local anglers such as Cory Putnam, Clarence Rasmussen, Josh Wilcox, Terry Crosgrove, Wayne Ek and Keith Beilke will all be in the tournament field on Saturday. A complete list of the angler pairings can be seen at www.silveradoproambass.com .

Scoring for the tournament will be determined by the weight of each contestant's combined catch of up to six largemouth or smallmouth bass for the day.

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"The Silverado Pro-Am Bass Tour is the premier fishing tour in the upper Midwest," tour director Bill Hildebrand said. "The top pro bass anglers in the region will compete. The most avid amateurs will have fun and learn more, and the payout will be the biggest total for any pro-am fishing event in the state this year."

In all, the teams on tour share in more than $150,000 in cash and prizes at five tour events from June through September across Minnesota.

"We're proud to have this great event come back to our area," said Bill Nettleton, general manager of Alexandria Motors, the local hosting Chevrolet dealer. "We're expecting big crowds, excitement and the chance for everyone in the area to get a look at some of the biggest bass caught and released in Alexandria lakes."

Fans are encouraged to attend weigh-in, which will be followed by an angler awards presentation and a big-bass showcase.

The lakes on the chain that are considered on limits this Saturday are Darling, Carlos, Le' Homme Dieu, Geneva and Victoria. The stop on the chain is the second of the five stops on tour. The third will also be coming to the area when anglers gather at Waters Edge on Lake Minnewaska in Starbuck on August 15. The final two will both be on Lake Minnetonka with stops on September 11 and 19.

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