Just a reminder Tomahawk Fishing Unlimited will be hosting its annual Free Summer Kid's Fishing Contest at Veterans Memorial Park this Saturday, July 20. Prizes including rod/reel combos awarded for the biggest fish catches in two age groups. Free DQ meal, bait and lots of door prizes to be awarded. Below is an article from last week's Tomahawk Leader with more info about this Saturday's contest. Talk about a great way to get a kid hooked on fishing. Hope to see you there!
As far as fishing goes, looks like a cold front is about to put an end to this heat wave as it moves through the region and really drop temps heading into Saturday. Will make for some nice weather to be out on the water with the youngsters, but post cold frontal conditions are never ideal. Still should be some nice panfish and maybe a few walleyes caught.
Tomahawk Fishing Unlimited hosts
free Kid’s Fishing Contest Saturday
By Jed Buelow
Tomahawk Leader City Editorjbuelow@tomahawkleader.com
Parents will not want to let this opportunity slip away, as the non-profit group Tomahawk Fishing Unlimited (TFU) hosts its annual free Summertime Kid’s Fishing Contest this Saturday, July 20, at Veterans Memorial Park.
Prizes including rod and reel combos will be awarded in two age groups (up to 10 and 11 through 15 years of age) for the biggest catches in a number of fish categories.
Parents and guardians are asked to pre-register with children at Memorial Park to pick up rules, free bait and a grab bag filled with fishing supplies to use for the day. Food and refreshments will also be provided at no cost. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the contest getting underway at 9 a.m.
New this year, the contest is being limited to Lake Mohawksin and the adjoining Wisconsin River to prevent the transport of live fish and lake water, which is now illegal under state law. Fish will be registered at the TFU Veterans Memorial Park pavilion starting at 9 a.m. with any ties going to the first fish registered.
TFU members will be on hand throughout the day to offer fishing tips and help anyone new to the sport with fishing equipment.
The organization has been hosting the contest for over 25 years as a way to help get area youth hooked on the sport of fishing. In previous years some 200 youth anglers have taken part in the summer fishing contest. TFU also hosts a Family Fishing Contest at Road Lake in January as a fundraising effort to support the summer contest.
Parents are encouraged to spend the day with their children fishing Lake Mohawksin or the Wisconsin River on the water or from shore. The event concludes at Veterans Memorial Park with the awards presentation at 3 p.m. Again this year, local conservation officials will talk with youngsters following the contest about the importance of protecting local waters from aquatic invasive species.
Along with hosting the free fishing contests, TFU has long been involved in enhancing the sport of fishing through local stocking efforts, helping fund docks and boat ramps and getting thousands of youth involved in the sport over the past two decades.
For more on this Saturday’s contest, contact Mary Lu Voermans, TFU president, at email@example.com
or Jed Buelow, TFU secretary, at the Tomahawk Leader at 715-453-2151 or firstname.lastname@example.org