Grab the Net: It’s “Fish On!” Tournament Time
We’ve netted a pair of fishing tournaments for our readers to consider for a trip to the Northwoods or if you are already here.
The St. Germain Chamber of Commerce and Rob Manthei’s Guide Service are hosting their fifth annual Fishing with the Stars tournament on Saturday, May 15. Fishing hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., which gives you plenty of time to cover your lake. (St. Germain area lakes and any other Vilas or Oneida County lake.) Eligible species are bass, walleye, pike, and panfish.
All anglers will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a day fishing and filming with Fishing Legends’ Manthei or Pete Maina or John Gillespie. First, second, and third place winners from the Saturday tournament will get additional chances to win the raffle. Three lucky names will be chosen to spend a day on the water Fishing with the Stars on Sunday, May 16, on an area lake
For more information, including registration, go to the chamber’s website st-germain.com or call 715-477-2205. Register by April 19 to be guaranteed a tournament gift.
We’re bullish on this next tournament event. The Post Lake Memorial Day Weekend Bullhead Fishing Tournament will be the weekend of May 28–30. Headquarters is the Post Lake Improvement Association building, W8684 County Road K, Elcho. Tournament lakes are Upper and Lower Post Lakes.
As the name says, it’s just for bullheads—the more, the better. And no catch-and-release! The intent is to remove bullheads from the two lakes. Their 2019 tournament saw just under 800 pounds of bullheads removed from the two lakes.
You can fish anytime Friday to the weigh-in at noon Sunday at the PLIA pavilion. No registration required; valid fishing license for adults. Prizes for the most total weight caught. Cash is awarded to adults for first, second, and third places. A boy and a girl, 15 years and younger, are eligible for a prize for heaviest weigh-in of catch.
Some of the catch will be smoked and eaten. The rest will be given to the REGI Raptor Education Center for food for their birds. They are hoping to have the raptor center bring a few of their resident birds for an educational session.
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