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August 2003
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PABI Launches a Revised Plan

PABI Sunset Picnic Update

AMVETS sponsor Lake Geneserath Fishing Tournament in September

Washington Islanders visit Beaver and suggest Exchange Trips

Chamber has Big Plans: 2nd Annual Bite of Beaver Island Expanded Fall Events

Weather or Not

On This Date

Studying Art in an Artist's Paradise

The Freedom Schooner Amistad Pays a Call

Nels Peter Sorensen, Jr.: 1938-2003

Aleta Doris Kenwabikise: 1955-2003

Proposed Downtown / Public Beach Parking Lot

Museum Week 2003

Wildlife Club News

Charlevoix County Commissioners Meeting Report

News From the Townships

A Challenge to the BIRHC Board

The Opposition Organizes

Letters to the Editor Regarding the BIRHC

From the Board: About the Current Controversy

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AMVETS sponsor big-time Fishing Tourney

The first annual AmVets Beaver Island Walleye fishing tournament will be held September 6th & 7th on Lake Geneserath.
Prizes will be as follows:

  • $25,000 winning tagged walleye,
  • $800 biggest northern,
  • $500 most northern,
  • $300 second most northern,
  • $200 biggest small-mouth, and
  • $200 biggest large-mouth.

The purpose of the tournament is to reduce the overstocked northern population and increase the walleye – there is no size limit on northern, so bring in as many as you can. Walleye will be catch and release, except for the money fish. Proceeds will be used to continue the walleye program and other worthwhile Island projects.

There will be a pre-contest party at the church hall Friday September 5th. Chicken cooked over an open fire with all the trimmings will be provided by the Ladies Amvets Aux. The party is included in the entry fee. Guests will be expected to make a free will offering.

Boats from Charlevoix can be sent on the Emerald Isle prior to the tournament. Vehicles will be provided to launch and retrieve your boat. Space on the Emerald Isle is limited; those sent over early will be stored in the fenced boat company parking lot. Boats left on the lake overnight will be beached in a designated area with security provided. Please power wash your boat prior to transporting it to the island to avoid introducing Zebra mussels or other undesirable organisms into this pristine lake. Alternately facilities are available at the car wash on the Island to wash your boat if it isn’t possible beforehand. There are also a few small boat rentals available on the Island.

All fish must be caught in a conventional sporting manner: rod, reel, pole, hooks, line, etc., and according to the State of Michigan fishing regulations, except no size or bag limit on northern. The tagged walleye will be released no earlier than five days or later than two days prior to commencement of the

Participants will be limited to 150, so register early to ensure a spot. Register in Charlevoix at Haggard's Plumbing & Heating, 06328 U.S. South, P.O. Box 35, (231) 547-4046. On the Island register with Rich Gillespie at Beaver Island Realty, (231) 448-2577.

Register before August 16th for $165; before August 27th, $175; or $185 before September 3rd. Further information on the rules will be included on the registration forms.

Come and enjoy a fun end-of-the summer weekend and support a good cause. For information, please call Don Bair (231) 448-2185 or Doug Hartle (231) 448-2368.

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