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’ 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’ 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’ Boat City. The grand prize is $100,000 and Lund boat from Spicer’. 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’ and H&H Fireworks in Houghton Lake, as well as Korbinski’ Marine in Prudenville, West Shore Hardware at Higgins Lake, and Trail’ End Motel in St. Helen.