Catch Us If You Can fishing contest (Houghton Lake area)

More than 200 yellow-tagged fish are waiting to be caught in Higgins Lake, Lake St. Helen and Houghton Lake.

The Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau’s (HLATB) annual Northern Michigan fishing contest, Catch Us If You Can, attracts thousands of anglers.

The Grand Prize drawing will be held Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Spicer’s Boat City (4165 W. Houghton Lake Dr, Houghton Lake, MI). Check in is at 1pm.

Enjoy fishing on Houghton Lake, Higgins Lake or Lake St. Helen on open water or the ice. If you are lucky enough to catch tagged fish, adult anglers become eligible to win $100,000.00 in cash and a brand new Lund Boat package from Spicer’s Boat City. Second Place of a Mark Martin Ice Fishing School (value $495) and Third Prize package sponsored by Pioneer Hills Marine.

Catch Us If You Can fishing contest (Houghton Lake area)

Youth anglers (under 17) become eligible to win a $250 cash prize and a new kayak sponsored by Art-Y-Facts of Roscommon. All anglers catching a tagged fish receive a $50 gas card.

Big Wally XIV and more than 200 of his closest friends (blue gill, pike, bass, crappie or perch) have been released into Michigan’s Other Great Lakes.

Just bring your tagged fish to Lyman’s on the Lake in Houghton Lake; Korbinski’s Marine, Prudenville; The Sports Barn, Higgins Lake; or The Minnow Bucket at Exit 222 or Trails End, St. Helen for verification and you will be entered in the final prize drawing.

What:          Catch Us If You Can fishing contest

When:         March 16, 2021-March 15, 2022

Where:        Houghton Lake area (Houghton Lake, Higgins Lake, Lake St. Helen)



Catch Us If You Can fishing contest (Houghton Lake area) photo by Chachki

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