Thornapple Association Hook ‘Em and Heave ‘Em Fishing Contest 2018

Great job, anglers! Lots of kids entered the Hook 'em and Heave 'em 2018 Fishing Contest this year.  Winners received $100 for the largest of each species caught with a $100 bonus for the largest overall fish. All kids entering the contest who did not have the largest in any category received $25 in worm money for next year because the Grand Marshall is a softy who likes to see kids fishing. We'd love to see even more participation next year! Click on the image below the winners' list for a slide show!

Winners of the 2018 contest were:

 Tommy A  Small Mouth Bass  15 inches  Winner!
 Jack McG  Channel Catfish  19 inches  Grand Prize Winner!
 Brady B  Red Horse  15.5 inches  Winner!
 Ben K  Perch  8 inches  Winner!
 Annelise K  Blue Gill  8 inches  Winner!
 Ben K  Large Mouth Bass  17.5 inches  Winner! 

Keep an eye out for 2019 Contest! Sharpen those hooks and look for the good fishin' spots! 

Thornapple Association Hook ‘Em and Heave ‘Em Fishing Contest 2019
(For Kids 18 and Under Only)

Who Can Enter: 
All dues paying Thornapple Association members’ children and grand children (18 years old and under).

To Win: 
Catch the largest fish in one of the following categories on the Thornapple River between the Ada and Cascade dam:

A: Small Mouth Bass 
B: Large Mouth Bass 
C: Northern Pike 
D: Catfish 
E: Bluegill 
F: Walleye
G: Sunfish
H: Rock Bass
I: Carp
J: Crappie

All species must be caught between Memorial Day, 2019 (or whenever the season starts for that particular species) and Labor Day, 2019.

To Enter: 
A: Take a picture of your fish next to a ruler or tape measure (HINT: keep a camera and a tape measure in your tackle box) 
B: Weigh your fish (HINT: keep a fish scale in your tackle box, too!) 
C: Write your name, fish type, and length of fish and date caught on the back of your photo. 
D: Submit your photo to the Grand Marshall 
E: You are encouraged to throw back your fish. (This is optional but will score points with the Grand Marshall)

Largest fish caught (and documented) in each category listed above wins $100. 
Anglers can enter more than one category. 
PLEASE NOTE: Maximum prize money one angler can receive is $200.
Winners will be announced in September 2019 on this website and via US Mail!

Grand Prize: 
The largest fish caught of all the above species wins an additional $100.