Kids free fishing weekend contest to raise funds for firefighting equipment in Gogebic County

During Michigan’s winter Free Fishing Weekend, the Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department will hold its ninth-annual ice fishing contest on Saturday, Feb. 17 on Sunday Lake in Gogebic County.
Registration at Wakefield VFW Hall at 9am (ct).  Contest runs from 11am – 4pm.  Prizes after fishing contest at the Wakefield VFW Hall.

Although the ice fishing contest is geared toward children, organizers anticipates having prizes available for all ages.

“We give away around $8,000 in door and raffle prizes and also sponsor two scholarships to local graduating seniors with the funds,” Jacobson said.

Donations can be sent to Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department, Attn: Ice Fishing Committee, 509 Sunday Lake Street, Wakefield, MI 49968.

For more information on the ice fishing contest, please contact Mike Singleton at (906) 364-0729; Jim Tarro at (906) 364-3636; or Jen Jacobson at (906) 364-0174 or via email at Email


40th Annual Lake Gogebic Fall Walleye Tournament

by Phil Tegner on September 13, 2017

Lake Gogebic Area Chamber
40th Annual Lake Gogebic Fall Walleye Tournament
In Memory of John Murphy, Jr.

1. Name, # Susan Zalewski 1471

City, ST Plover, WI
Time 11:00AM
Weight 7lb., 5oz.

2. Name, # Dan Re 1023
City, ST Iron River, MI
Time 11:00AM
Weight 6lb., 7oz.

3. Name, # Chris Bauknecht 1490
City, ST Crandon, WI
Time 5:40PM
Weight 2lb., 14oz.

4. Name, # Kelly Carstensen 971
City, ST Rhinelander, WI
Time 10:56AM
Weight 2lb., 9.5oz.

5. Name, # Taylor Haynes 1246
City, ST Land O Lakes, WI
Time 3:10PM
Weight 2lb., 5oz.

6. Name, # Shawn Kottke 967
City, ST Amherst, WI
Time 12:57PM
Weight 2lb., 4oz.

7. Name, # Rick Zanon 1658
City, ST Appleton, WI
Time 4:43PM
Weight 2lb., 3.8oz.

8. Name, # Joe Menghini 1660
City, ST Vulcan, MI
Time 9:15AM
Weight 2lb., 2oz.

9. Name, # Rick Zanon 1658
City, ST Appleton, WI
Time 3:20PM
Weight 2lb., 1.8oz.

10. Name, # Mark Haynes
City, ST Land O Lakes, WI
Time 1:02PM
Weight 2lb., 1oz.

Tony Casanova 1474
Time 3:33PM
Weight 1 lb., 9.8 oz.

Dennis Pike 261
Time 5:35PM
Weight 1 lb., 8oz.

Ron Vermoch 1010
Time 11:55AM
Weight 3 lb., 7oz.

Dale Hess 1477
Time 1:30PM
Weight 3 lb., 12 oz.

Ted Johnson 1487
Time 2:25PM
Weight 9lb., 10.5oz.

Don Jokela 156
Time 5:35PM
Weight 5 lb., 11.5 oz.

Dave Fletcher




LGACC Monthly Fishing Contest Winners – July 15 to Aug 14

August 21, 2017

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The 40th Annual Fall Walleye Tournament will have a few surprise’s this year:  New rules, 2 day tournament, Check-In & Weigh-In at the Gogebic Lodge and the Hoop ‘N Holler. Boat Inspection both days at the Bergland Dock, Hoop ‘n Holler and Gogebic Lodge. (Notice the change from the registration form). There also will be […]

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LGACC Monthly Fishing Contest – June 15th – July 14

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