HOUGHTON LAKE – Brian Lackey of Prudenville landed a 15-inch bass June 4 fishing along the south shore of Houghton Lake. It is the second tagged fish taken in the 2016-17 Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau’ Catch Us If You Can fishing contest.
‘I have been fishing Houghton Lake for 20 years and ever since my wife learned about the contest, she is disappointed when we don’t catch a tagged fish,’ Lackey said. ‘This time I was out on the water alone.’
His catch was verified at contest sponsor Lyman’ on the Lake where he received a $50 gas card for bringing the tag in.
Lackey, an agent with Midge & Company Real Estate, fishes Houghton Lake three to four times a week. He caught the bass on a slip bobber using a leach.
He 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 True Value Hardware at Higgins Lake, and Trail’ End Motel in St. Helen.