Our Tournament

This unique tournament is detailed in the rules section but here's a quick introduction.
  • Limited amount of tickets sold
  • Over 1250 predrilled holes in the tournament area- first come first serve
  • No shelters allowed
  • Prizes determined by fish weight and then by time registered in the event of a tie. 
  • Prizes are non-species specific, any open species of fish may be registered.


Don't forget... we will once again do the "Ice Hole Award". This will go to the group with the most lavish, unique outdoor fish camp site. Since you will be spending the morning waiting for lines down you may as well get comfortable in your ice hole space. Although you CANNOT build a shelter and you CANNOT have a tent-- you can fly a flag or banners so friends can find you on the ice, choose a theme, dress the part of Michigan angler, make a ice sculpture while you wait for lines down or cook a meal in your makeshift outdoor kitchen.
Whatever you decide to do to show your spirit, we will have judges going around to choose the group that put the most thought into their fish site and show the most enthusiasm. The group that is chosen win a SHOTSKI and a $50 gift card to Meijer.
TO ENTER have a name for your GROUP and YOUR MUST REGISTER AT THE FRONT GATE- Judges will walk around and start judging at 1PM.
REMEMBER: NO SHELTERS, NO TENTS, keep it CLEAN and let's have FUN!

1st Prize: Honda Pioneer Side By Side Sponsored by D's Tractor and Equipment Alpena

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Who We Are

A group of volunteers raising money for the future River Center.  The River Center's Mission will be to build a healtier Thunder Bay River habitat and promote stewardship through environments education and research.  The funds are slated for the building of a physical River Center tha twill be locationed in Alpena's Wildlife Sanctuary.