HOUGHTON LAKE—Larry Green of St. Helen landed a 24-inch pike June 19 fishing while fishing in Lake St. Helen. It is the fifth tagged fish taken in the 2016-17 Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau’s Catch Us If You Can fishing contest.
“I have been fishing Lake St. Helen for 38 years,” Green said. “At first I thought I had a walleye on the line, then I noticed it was a pike. Another pike was coming up and going to try to take this one from me.”
His catch was verified at contest sponsor Lyman’s on the Lake where he received a $50 gas card for bringing the tag in.
Green is now a contestant in April 2017 grand prize drawing at Spicer’s Boat City. The grand prize is $100,000 and Lund boat from Spicer’s. There is a guaranteed major prize of $500 cash and $500 in prizes.
The second place prize is a Mark Martin Ice Fishing School valued at $500.
Anglers can bring their tagged fish in for verification at Lyman’s and H&H Fireworks in Houghton Lake, as well as Korbinski’s Marine in Prudenville, West Shore Hardware at Higgins Lake, and Trail’s End Motel in St. Helen.