HOUGHTON LAKE – Trevor Foster, of Roscommon, caught the third tagged fish in the 2022 – 2023 Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau’s Catch Us If You Can fishing contest. The contest runs year-around, ending on March 15 each year, and beginning again March 16.
“I was fishing with three friends from Indiana, trying to point them in the right direction,” Foster said. “I caught it (largemouth bass) on one of my tip-ups. I got a good picture of it, then released it. I was so excited!”
Foster registered his tag at Lyman’s on the Lake in Houghton Lake, where he received a $50 gas card and was entered into the contest.
Adult anglers catching tagged fish are eligible for a chance to win a grand prize of $100,000 and a Lund boat from Spicer’s Boat City. There is a guaranteed major prize of $1000 cash. The second-place prize is a Mark Martin Ice Fishing School valued at $500. A prize packet will be awarded to a third angler sponsored by Pioneer Hills Marine.
Youth anglers (under 17 years old) are eligible to win a $250 cash prize and a new kayak, sponsored by Art-Y-Facts of Roscommon.
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 on the Lake in Houghton Lake, Korbinski’s Marine in Prudenville; The Sports Barn in Higgins Lake, or in St. Helen at The Minnow Bucket at Exit 222 or Trails Inn.
For more information on the contest, please contact the HLATB office at 1-989-422-2002, 1-800-676-5330 or email email@example.com. Contest rules are found on www.visithoughtonlake.com.