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Naucratius: 2017 Big Lake Charity Fishing Tournament

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Cost: $35. (No more optional big fish- we have a cash prize for biggest fish and special prize for largest laker). 

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Shotgun Start at 6:00 am at the Holland Pier-head.

This tournament has been set up to address hunger in the Holland area. All funds raised will be donated to Community Action House Kitchen (Holland) to support their mission and toward The Order of Naucratius - West Michigan to continue to feed Hungry West Michiganders throughout the area.

Our hope is that all fish will be donated to The Order of Naucratius to be distributed to local food pantries and feeding programs who've been vetted by ONWM.

There will be a raffle at the weigh-in.

This is a family-friendly FUN charity event. We ask you to share your tips on the radio (channel 72) and to keep your comments PG.

There is no end time, you just have to be in line for the weigh-in at 1:15 pm. If you are not in line by 1:15 pm your team will not qualify for any prizes.

We will fish predicted seas of 1-3' or less. (or game day call). In the event that the event is cut short due to weather, the weigh-in will be held 45 min after the cancellation and points will be awarded. If small craft advisories are in effect we will not fish.

1st place-10 tickets, trophy
2nd place-8 tickets
3rd place-6 tickets
4th place-4 tickets
5th place-2 tickets
Big fish-cash prize (Minimum of $250 cash).

***Additional raffle tickets may be purchased at the weigh-in for $5 a ticket or 5 for $20. Tickets will only be sold the day of the event and you must be present to win. Raffle open to the public.
Boats may use a maximum of 9 rods (3 man limit)

3 man DNR fish limit.

Each boat will weigh 5 fish of the following (king, coho, steelhead, brown, lake trout) 
Each fish is worth 10 points plus the weight. Know your big fish, you will have one chance to weigh it.

Also, there is an optional captain's meeting at Big Lake Brewing on Friday, August 25, at 7 pm. I'd like to buy you a beer (or soda pop) and answer questions and tell you about Naucratius. You are welcome to bring your crew but they have to buy their own beer :)

Earlier Event: August 25
Monthly Food Distribution