Will the ice be off Lesser Slave Lake by May 25? Scott Dahlgren is sure hoping so, because that’s the first day of fishing in the new Larry Dahlgren Memorial Walleye Tournament, out of Spruce Point Park.
Scott is Larry’s son, and he credits his dad with getting him into competitive fishing, which he says he’s been doing since he was 18. His cousin Darryl Williams also owes a lot of his early fishing experiences to his uncle Larry.
“So we decided to fire this up,” says Scott.
The license to run the event allows for 75 two-person teams. There are two categories of entry fees, which is a bit unusual. Scott says the first is $650 per team and the other one is $350. Take your pick or take both. If you buy in to both and get lucky, you could walk away with $33,000. Or $20,000. Or maybe $13,000. Not even counting the ‘day’ prizes.
The action happens at the marina at Spruce Point Park. Mandatory rules meeting takes place on May 24.