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

(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, 2018 (or whenever the season starts for that particular species) and Labor Day, 2018.

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 October 2018 on this website and via US Mail!

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

Grand Marshall: 
Rick Steeby

Photos and winners will be posted on the Association’s website!

Remember: Kids Only 18 and Under

Great job, anglers! Lots of kids entered the Hook 'em and Heave 'em 2017 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 2017 contest were:

 Ben K  Bluegill  8.5 inches  Winner!
 Ben K  Carp  19.5 inches  Grand Prize Tie Winner!
 Brock B  Catfish  19 inches  Winner!
 Cameron T  Large Mouth Bass  13.5 inches  Winner! 
 Ben K  Perch   9 inches  Winner!
 Ben K  Pike  19.5 inches  Grand Prize Tie Winner!
 Ben K  Rock Bass  8 inches  Winner (tie)!
 Katrina K

 Rock Bass

 8 inches  Winner (tie)!
 Tate O  Rock Bass   8 inches  Winner (tie)!
 Ben K  Small Mouth Bass  14.5 inches  Winner!
Click on image below for a slide show of last year's anglers and their catch!
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