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‘Catch Us If You Can’ drawing site changed

HOUGHTON LAKE – 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 April 25, 2021 at Blodgett Memorial Airport, 5218 E Houghton Lake Dr, Houghton Lake at 1 p.m. 

Six lucky anglers, four adults and two kids, caught tagged fish this season. There will be separate drawings for adults and children. Kids will enter a raffle for a kayak drawing and $250. 

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. 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.

98.5 WUPS & 92.1 The Twister, will be doing a live remote and interviews during the event. Tom O’Boyle of Great Getaways will interview the anglers.

With the drawing held at an open hanger at the airport grounds, there will be plenty of room to socially distance. In addition, the HLATB will require attendees to wear masks while onsite.

“I am thrilled to announce there will be a new prize package added to the 2021-2022 contest going on now,” said Dave Clouse, HLATB board president. “And, as in the past, we will be tagging more fish this year.”

More than 200 yellow-tagged fish are waiting to be caught in Higgins Lake, Lake St. Helen and Houghton Lake in the 2021 – 2022 contest that began March 16, 2021 and runs through March 15, 2022. 

For more information on fishing in Roscommon County, please contact the HLATB office at 1-989-422-2002, 1-800-676-5330 or email info@visithoughtonlake.com. Contest rules can be found on www.visithoughtonlake.com.

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