HOUGHTON LAKE—Houghton Lake angler Austin Walker caught the tenth tagged fish of the 2018-19 Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau’s Catch Us If You Can fishing contest. He caught a 19”, 2 pound smallmouth bass fishing on Houghton Lake September 12, 2018.
His catch was verified at contest sponsor Lyman’s on the Lake where he received a $50 gas card for bringing the tag in.
He is now a contestant in April 2019 grand prize drawing at Spicer’s Boat City. The grand prize for adult anglers is $100,000 and Lund boat from Spicer’s. There is a guaranteed major prize of $1000 cash.
The second place prize is a Mark Martin Ice Fishing School valued at $500.
Youth anglers (17 and under) catching a tagged fish are eligible to win a $250 cash prize and a new kayak from Simple Adventures.
More than 100 tagged fish are swimming in Houghton Lake, Higgins Lake, and Lake St. Helen. 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 True Value Hardware at Higgins Lake; and Trail’s End Motel in St. Helen.
The contest is year-around, ending on March 15 each year, and beginning again March 16. For more information on the contest, 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 .