Saturday, May 03, 2008

8th Annual Lincoln Park Walleye Open slated for June 14, $20,000 in cash and prizes

A participant from a previous Lincoln Park Walleye Open stands on a dock near the Bong Bridge to show off his catch.

Get your chance to catch some walleye and win great prizes on Saturday, June 14. The Lincoln Park Business Group is currently coordinating the 8th Annual Lincoln Park Walleye Open Fishing Tournament. This family-fun fishing event takes place on the St. Louis River in Lincoln Park.

The weigh-in station and boat launch are at the Port Terminal under the Blatnik Bridge, with the awards ceremony and barbecue following at the Bedrock Bar, 2023 W. Superior St.
The presenting sponsors this year are once again Leinenkugel’s and the Fond du Lac Reservation.

More than 400 fishing enthusiasts are expected to participate with approximately $20,000 in cash and prizes to be won. “First through 39th place all take home great prizes with the largest cash prize of $1,000 going to 40th Place,” said Heath Hickok executive director of the Lincoln Park Business Group. An added twist to the event, is a $500 cash prize to be raffled off and won by any participant that submits a walleye that is ranked from 41st Place and on, but you must be present to win.

The raffle grand prize is a brand new Yamaha Rhino ATV valued at more than $8,000. To learn more, look for Raffle Grand Prize events in Lincoln Park and at other bars throughout May and into June. Get a chance to see the Yamaha Rhino ATV, buy raffle tickets, win great door prizes, and get discounts on Leinenkugal’s.

To purchase raffle tickets for only $10 each or if you’re interested in participating in the tournament, call Heath at (218) 727-6573.

The Lincoln Park Business Group is a non-profit organization 501(C)3 whose mission is to assist and promote the growth of the Lincoln Park community through business and economic development. They are leading the efforts to improve Lincoln Park’s image by working with businesses, residents, and other city organizations to reduce crime, develop new business opportunities, and improve the streetscapes of the great Lincoln Park District.

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