"Together We Can" ~ est. 1957

Join us for our 25th Annual Ice Fishing Contest

Thank you to our Event Sponsors...
scroll down for a list of all event sponsors & donors

Event Details

Grand Prize: $25,000*

Date: February 15, 2020 ~ DNR Free Fishing Weekend. 
  • Contest runs 7:30am - 11:30 am & 1:30pm - 5:30pm. 
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm lunch break.

Where: Event will take place on Harmon Lake.  All contestants must park at The Fowler Center and enter through the camp's beach gate. 2315 Harmon Lake Rd, Mayville, MI 48744. 

Where to Register: 500 anglers max. All contestants must pre-register online. Ticket sales start December 1, 2019. Click the button below to purchase.

Cost: $40 Adults (age 18+), $10 Youth (age 17 & under). Youth not eligible to win the Grand Prize. Chicken lunch tickets $10. Cash concessions available day of. Raffle prize tickets and 50/50 tickets available day of.

Harmon Lake Information
30 acres
30 ft at deepest point
Jacob Irvine of Caro won $500 'Largest Pike of the Day" with his 33 3/4" Pike.
Within two weeks before the event we will drop 25 tagged fish (10 northern pike & 15 rainbow trout) into Harmon Lake. One of those tag numbers will be randomly selected as the winning number by the promotional  company. On the day of the event, only the first 5 tagged fish caught and presented to the tournament director will be able to open the corresponding envelope to see if they have caught the winning fish.
Event Info:
On February 15th grab your warmest jacket and head on over to camp for a day of ice fishing, friends, raffles, and fun.  Concessions are open all day offering coffee, hot cocoa, soda, hot dogs/brats, nachos, chips, and candy. Door prizes, Lunch ticket, 50/50 cash raffle, and raffle packages available. Don't miss this chance to enjoy a day of ice fishing while helping support year round programs for children and adults with disabilities. No Pets, motorized vehicles, guns, alcohol, or electronic fish finders allowed. 
Schedule of Events
5:30am    -Parking Opens, Waiver Signed
6:00 am   -Coffee, Bait available for purchase
7:15 amRules & Announcements at the Lake
7:30 am   -Session opens
8:00am -Raffle Ticket Sales Start
11:30 am -Session ends/Chicken Lunch open in Dining Hall
11:40 am -AM prizes awarded
1:15 pm   -Rules & Announcements at the Lake
1:30 pm   -Session opens
5:30 pm   -Session closes
5:45 pm   -PM & ALL DAY prizes awarded
Adult Ticket (18+): $40 all day
Youth Ticket (under 18): $10 all day
Chicken Lunch Ticket: $10
Cash Prizes
Each Session
$tbd-Largest fish by length-non pike                
$tbdOldest Fisherman w/ fish                                        
$tbd-Youngest Fisherman w/fish                      
$tbd-1ST Pike Caught                                                            
$tbd-Smallest Pike Caught
$tbd-Tagged Pike other than grand prize

All Day
$tbd-Most number of species caught by an individual
$tbd-Largest Pike of the Day
Directions for Parking
Head down toward the end of Harmon Lake Road. Just before the end you will see the entrance to camp. Turn in and follow signs. You will be greeted by volunteer parking attendants who will ask you to sign the event release and then help you park. Once you are parked you will follow signs to get down to the lake. The walk to the lake is no more than 1/4 mile from the farthest park of the parking lot. Those who are unable to walk and need assistance to the lake should notify a parking attendant upon arrival.

bluegill Sponsors ($250-$499)

Auto-Wares Group - Marlette
Ben's Supercenter - Marlette
Cass City Oil & Gas - Cass City
Dave's Glass- Caro
Faithful Auto & Truck Repair - North Branch
Gleaners of Caro
Triple R Collision - Caro

Minnow Sponsors ($100 - $249)

Holloway Fire Protection - Caro
Hi-Tech Systems Services - Casco
Knights Insurance Agency
Lee's Auto Repair - Lapeer
Mayville Area Ambulance Service - Mayville
Watrousville Market - Watrousville


Ace Hardware - Caro
Advance Auto Parts-Caro
Advance Auto Parts- Lapeer
Andy's Affordable Auto Repair
Anytime Fitness- Lapeer
Auto Zone
Bell Wasik Buick GMC
Big Boy Restaurant
Blend Frozen Yogurt
Buffalo Wild Wings
Burke's Flowers
Caro Motor Sports
Caro Rental
Caro State Street Diner
Caro Veterinary Clinic
Curtis Garber Chevrolet
David Kolacz
Dominoe's - Lapeer
Gamble's Do-It Best Hardware
Guy's Auto Repair
Heidi Good
Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village

Hopp's Lumber & Supply
Mancino's - Lapeer
Maria's Pizzeria
Muffler Man
North Branch Bar & Grill
O'Riley Auto Parts-Caro
Pattullo & Sons Sports Inc.
Pet Supplies Plus
Piza Hut - Caro
Planet Fitness - Lapeer
Priscilla's Hair Place
Pueblo Viejo
Shriji Physical Therapy
Speedy Screen Printing
Star Brite Restaurant
State Street Fitness LLC
The Oven
Lapeer Center for the Arts
Thumb Electric Cooperative
Whistle Stop Party Store
Ziel's Wine Shop, LLC

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