HOUGHTON LAKE – After being postponed because of Covid, Michigan’s largest fishing contest, the Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau’s (HLATB) Catch Us If You Can, will be holding its Grand Prize drawing Sept. 19 at Blodget Memorial Airport, 5218 E Houghton Lake Dr, Houghton Lake, Houghton Lake from 1 to 3 p.m. with the drawing to be held at 2 p.m.
Seven lucky anglers caught tagged fish this season, with two of them local to Roscommon County, Gary Oliger of Saint Helen and Robert Barney of Prudenville.
Each adult angler will choose a tackle box full of prizes. One will have a hidden key to the tumbler of envelopes. That lucky fisherman will then try to match two envelopes to win $100,000, and a new Lund boat provided by Spicer’s Boat City of Houghton Lake. There is a guaranteed $1,000 prize if the envelopes do not match. Second place adult angler will win a Mark Martin Ice Fishing class valued at $500.
Tammy of 98.5 WUPS & 92.1 The Twister will be on hand to interview the fishermen as will Tom O’Boyle of Great Getaways. The drawing will be streamed live on the HLATB facebook page.
More than 200 yellow-tagged fish are waiting to be caught in Higgins Lake, Lake St. Helen and Houghton Lake in the 2020 – 2021 contest that began March 16, 2020 and runs through March 15, 2021.
For more information on fishing in Roscommon County, please contact the HLATB office at 1-989-422-2002, 1-800-676-5330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Contest rules are found on www.visithoughtonlake.com.
For more information, contact Theresa Ekdom at 989-422-2002