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
isnt 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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