Baraga County (MI) Lake Trout Festival 2018
The 13th annual Baraga County Lake Trout Festival will take place
Saturday, June 9, which coincides with Michigan's Free Fishing Weekend—
no fishing license necessary.
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 fun events.
Food and fun for the entire family will include food and drink booths,
coffee and baked goods, arts and crafts booths, junk art contest and sidewalk
art, kids’ games and carnival, ducky river contest and kids’ fishing
pond. And, don’t miss the Little Miss Superior Talent contest and coloring
Feeling competitive? The festival also has a pie-eating contest and
cardboard boat races—see how your boat and crew can race the course on our
beautiful bay. For the more competitive, there’s the 1/2 marathon, 8-mile
run or walk, 5K and a kids’ 1/4 mile Minnow Run, all sponsored by the BCMH
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
1st-place winners in each category took home $1200! Catch a specially-tagged
fish and win an additional $100! All events will take place in the Waterfront
Park and Marina in downtown L'Anse, Michigan. (in case of inclement weather,
the Fishing Tournament will be held Sunday, June 10)
For entry forms and information, visit www.laketroutfestival.com.
For maps and accommodation information, visit the website of Baraga County
Convention and Visitors Bureau (www.baragacounty.org), or call 800-743-4908,
M-F 9-5 EST.
For fishing tournament information and details, contact Steve Koski
And for running information, go to laketroutfestrunwalk.com