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Unique Fishing Tourney this weekend (Sat. 6/16)

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The Norway-Games Lake Association will hold their annual Sheephead Tourney on Saturday 6/16 from 9am until 1pm. Registration is $10 per boat and you can fish as many people out of it as you like. Registration is at Dilley's resort near the public access on the south side of West Norway. Prizes are awarded for the biggest fish, biggest total weight, a randomly drawn place and there is a large raffle as well with lots of prizes from local businesses. Hot dogs, chips and pop are also served during the weigh-in and raffle drawings.

Believe it or not, this a very fun event. How often do you catch sheephead when fishing for game fish? Imagine how many you can catch when you try? Norway lake is full of sheephead and you can catch them almost anywhere on any type of hook and bait. On the opener we caught many of these crappy "fish" while pulling shad raps. My family has fished this tourney the past few years and caught large quantities of these fish. A friend and his two children (13 year old boy, 9 year old girl) caught about 40 in last year's tourney and STILL didn't win. Between the 3 boats we put on the water we caught 100+ sheephead out in the middle of nowhere on West Norway. Some years we have had the pleasure of boating several game fish (walleyes, northerns, bass, sunfish and even crappies) while dragging a jig and 'crawler just off the bottom. You almost get disappointed when you bring up a walleye instead of a big sheephead. And sheephead fight nicely on light tackle so there is that element of fun as well.

Its a great time, the weather is supposed to be great for floating on the water and enjoying some beverage consumption so come on out and support the Lake Association while participating in this unique fishing tournament. Hope to see you there!

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You mean 6/16, correct?

I've been meaning to do this for a few years.

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Sorry, yes 6/16 like in the subject, not 6/19 like in the message. I'll fix that.

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Never fished the tourney. Parents have a cabin on Norway. Buy the way what do they do with the big ugly baaahhhers (If you step on them)? Bet the ake food fill for Plants and holes in the ground.

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You guys would be surprised at how good sheepies taste. I kept a few last year on a tip from another guy. I was amazed at how good they were.

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I believe I heard once that they are donated to a mink farmer who uses them for feed. I bet the mink think they taste good too!

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I'll see what the day brings. If it's a good day for shooting carp, you can bet I'll be doing that. But maybe I'll buzz through the channel and get in on the sheepie action grin.gif

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