Just wanted to make everyone aware Lake Mohawksin will be hosting three fishing tourneys this weekend and next.
The first gets underway this Saturday, July 12, as the Musky Nutz host the 10th annual Tony Mayer Musky Nutz Memorial on Mohawksin from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Two additional tournaments are planned for the following Saturday, July 19, including the annual Tomahawk Fishing Unlimited Kid’s Summer Fishing Contest as well as another being planned to help raise funds for a young Tomahawk woman injured in a recent crash on County Highway A.
This weekend’s musky fishing contest was created to pay tribute to a die-hard angler who lost his life during a freak boating accident while fishing on Lake Mohawksin a decade ago, Tony Mayer. His brother, John Mayer, and a bunch of other Musky Nutz began hosting the musky tournament to raise money for a good cause in his honor. This year all proceeds from the contest will go to benefit the Tomahawk Search and Rescue Dive Team.
Those wanting to take part in the tournament can do so right up until the morning of the contest by registering at the SARA Park boat landing starting at 6:30 a.m. Cost is $25 per person and $10 for those not planning to musky fish. The contest concludes at 5 p.m. with a meal and raffles. The winner of the contest gets to choose what lake the event will be held on next year as well as which non-profit organization proceeds will go to benefit.
For more on taking part, contact Musky Nutz’s Wally Thomzik at 715-453-5740 or visit the Musky Hunter Magazine website at muskyhunter.com and look for a thread created for the tournament in the General Discussion Forum.
Saturday, July 19 tourneys:
Next Saturday will feature a pair of fishing tournaments set to take place on Mohawksin including the long-running Tomahawk Fishing Unlimited (TFU) Kid’s Summer Fishing Contest being held at Veterans Memorial Park July 19.
Aimed at getting youths hooked on the sport of fishing, the contest features two age groups (10 and under and 11-15) and includes a number of great prizes to be awarded for the biggest catches in several fish categories. Participants will receive free bait, free grab bags containing fishing gear as well as coupons for a meal at nearby Dairy Queen.
The contest runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with registration taking place at Veterans Memorial Park from 8 a.m. to noon. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to take part in this free contest and help get the next generation hooked on the sport of fishing. Children ages 15 and under do not need fishing licenses to fish in Wisconsin.
Crash Victim fundraiser:
Those taking part in the TFU Kid’s Summer Fishing Contest can also participate in a fishing tournament being held at SARA Park on Lake Mohawksin the same day to help raise some money for an important cause.
Katie Hegman, 19, of Tomahawk had to be hospitalized after being involved in a head-on crash on County Road A June 23. She has since been released from the hospital following treatment for serious injuries but faces medical bills and missed time at work, which the fishing fundraiser will help support.
Anglers of all ages are invited to take part in the tournament that will feature special trophies for the biggest fish caught in a number of fish categories. The contest will also feature some great prizes to be raffled-off that have been donated by a number of local businesses as well as many fishing lure manufacturers.
All proceeds from the tournament will go to help Hegman. The tournament runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., with early registration beginning at the SARA Park boat landing at 7:30 a.m. Cost to take part in the contest is $10.
For more information or to register in advance, contact event organizers Jeff and Tina Frick at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call them at 715-453-6860.