Angler fishing Lake St. Helen for 38 years catches #5

Larry Green released the 24-inch pike he took in Lake St. Helen, but brought the tag into Lyman’s for verification.

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.

For more information on the contest, please contact the HLATB office at 1-989-422-2002, 1-800-676-5330 or email Contest rules are found on


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