8th Annual Lake Trout Festival L'Anse, Michigan
June 7 & 8, 2013 are the dates. Check out the links to the left and register for a fun run, or the fishing tournament.
Fun at the Festival
The eighth annual Baraga County Lake Trout Festival will take place Friday and Saturday, June 7-8, 2013, which coincides with Michigan's Free Fishing Weekend. No fishing license is necessary on that weekend.
Baraga County has been named the Lake Trout Capital of the Great Lakes and the free (no admission charge) festival will combine the Keweenaw Classic Fishing Tournament with family-oriented events such as kids' carnival, we have six "Little Miss Superior" girls entered into the contest, kids' fishing pond, pie-eating contest, beach volleyball tournament with teams entered, Pequaming Run and 1/2 marathon, junk art contest, cribbage tournament, and the firemen's street dance on Saturday night. Plus we will have three bicycle races, sponsored by the Fitness Center of Baraga County Memorial Hospital. Food will include a pancake breakfast, food and drink booths, coffee and baked goods and festival fish dinner. And watching the "Ducky River Race", shopping at the art and crafts fair and the perennial flower sale, people can enjoy music by area talent.
The fishing tournament will have separate classes for lake trout and salmon with many cash and merchandise awards as well as door prizes. Last year's first place winners in each category took home almost $1,200. There are discounts available for early registration.
All events will take place at the Waterfront Park and marina in downtown L'Anse.
For entry forms and information, visit www.laketroutfestival.com. For maps and accommodation information, visit the website of Baraga County Convention and Visitors Bureau, or send an email, or call 800-743-4908, M-F 9-5 EST.
For fishing tournament info contact Steve Koski at Indian Country Sports, 906-524-6518, or send an email.