Fishing tournament raising funds for Mauston Lake Decorah restoration – WiscNews

Fishing tournament raising funds for Mauston Lake Decorah restoration – WiscNews

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Cash prizes are available for first through third places in each of the five fish categories, including perch, crappie, bluegill, northern, and bass. First place pays $75, second place pays $50 and third place pays $25. All DNR fishing rules will be enforced and anglers must be in line to have their fish registered by 2 p.m. to count towards the prizes.

Returning this year is the bucket raffle, as well as beverage sales and a campfire. The events were removed last year due to COVID-19, but are returning this year because “ice fishing is the ultimate in social distancing.”

“We’re obviously keeping an eye on the whole COVID situation,” Wilke said. “Tent space will be limited because we’re hoping to get people outside, and if in the tent area we will have it posted to please wear a mask.”

The raffles will include a “major ticket raffle” consisting of ice fishing gear, firearms, tools and Yogi fishing rods, and bucket raffles with tools, local sporting supplies and a “ladies” bucket. Wilke said there will also likely be a 50/50 raffle.

All proceeds from the tournament go towards Lake Decorah restoration efforts. Funds from previous years went towards a Department of Natural Resources cost-sharing grant for a lake management study, but the study is now paid for.

Source: https://www.wiscnews.com/juneaucountystartimes/news/local/fishing-tournament-raising-funds-for-mauston-lake-decorah-restoration/article_b53c4e4f-767d-56d9-9d8b-10fe1b50d6d3.html

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