Children's derby June 12 at Ottawa
IRON RIVER - In celebration of free fishing weekend in Michigan, the Ottawa National Forest is hosting a day of fishing for kids and their families.
Community youngsters are invited to come to Lake Ottawa with their fishing poles, tackle boxes and bait and take part in the Ottawa National Forest's Kids Free Fishing Derby from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Central time) on Saturday, June 12.
Registration begins at 7 a.m., with lunch served from 11:30 to noon. Children and their parents are invited to join in the fun, including a casting contest, fishing contest and minnow races.
For additional information, please contact Scott Pearson at (906) 358-4027.
Donna Lequia of Norway harvested her first turkey - a 22-pounder with a 9-inch beard. She was hunting with her boyfriend in Dickinson County. "I had missed my first that he called in to me the day previous and when this gobbler came I actually got it!" she said.
Boundary Waters Musky Club invites anglers to event
IRON MOUNTAIN - Boundary Waters Musky Club will host an outing on Saturday, June 12 at the Twin Falls/Badwater Flowage.
Entry fee is $10 per person entry fee (or $20 for non-BWMC members, which includes a $10 club membership).
Payout will be determined by number of teams entered. The event runs from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be based on total number of inches for photographed muskies caught and released during that time frame. A special photo item must be included in the picture.
This is a total release event, with a cookout to follow.
Register by calling Benji Wood at (906) 282-3205.
For more information, visit the club's Web site at www.bwmuskyclub.com.
Benji Wood of Iron Mountain, front, caught this 45.5-inch muskie on his fourth cast at a Wisconsin Muskie Tour event on Memorial Day at North/South Twin Lakes in Phelps, Wis. He and his teammate Rob Rottier of Iron River, back, placed third in the tournament. Wood's muskie was the first and biggest fish caught.