2024 Youth Spring Tune Up Outing, Holcombe Flowage, Holcombe

Wisconsin June 8, 2024

On Saturday June 8th, 2024, we will be holding our annual spring chapter outing. Last year’s event was also held on Holcombe Flowage and there were a few fish caught. Generally the flowage bite this time of year is fair to good depending on weather conditions (Lets face it, lately you never know what to expect for weather). Once again, this year’s event will be geared toward getting youth out fishing. There will be door prizes given out for any youth under 18 who attend including baits, rods and reels.

This is a social event that is a great way to kick off the year with some fun competitive fishing and good company. The traveling trophy will be presented to the winner of the event at the end of the day. We hope to see you all there! The full set of rules is listed below. Due to rules that apply for these types of events, any youth under the age of 18 are required to fish with either a parent or legal guardian or 2 adults who are not legal guardians or parents. For this reason, we will need a rough head count on how many youths are planning to attend and how many of them will be fishing with a legal guardian. We would also like a head count on available adults willing to attend with a boat in the event we need more boats to accommodate those rules. Please RSVP to the contact below by Sunday May 14th with the number of adults and/or youth attending and if you will be fishing with a youth as a legal guardian or wish to donate your time in the boat with another youth.

RSVPs and any questions can be directed to Matt Ross by email at muskyoperations@gmail.com  or at (920) 242-1631.

Rules

  1. This is a youth focused event and youth are encouraged to participate. Any youth under the age of 18 will be allowed to attend without being a 1st WI Muskies Inc. Any individuals over the age of 18 must be a member of 1st WI Muskies Inc. to qualify. However, you may have a non-member as a boat partner.
  2. All youth under the age of 18 are required to fish with either a parent or legal guardian or two adults who are not legal guardians or parents.
  3. There will be door prizes for all youth under the age of 18 who participate.
  4. Event is to be held on Holcombe Flowage. Fishable water is from above the Holcombe dam off Hwy M up to the first bridge in any tributary such as Main Creek or Jump River. The event will start at Pine Point County Park due to ample parking spaces available there.
  5. No sign-up is necessary – just show up before 8 AM the morning of the event. The event will start at 8 AM and run until 5 PM with a lunch break from 12-1 at Pine Point County Park. You may still participate if you are late but please notify Matt Ross (muskyoperations@gmail.com).
  6. A release of liability form will need to be filled out by each participant. A PDF file is included in this newsletter that you can print out and fill in. It is preferred that you fill out the liability waiver ahead of time and send it via email to Matt Ross (muskyoperations@gmail.com), but paper copies will be on hand the morning of the event. If you choose to launch somewhere other than Pine Point County Park that is fine but you must be at the Park to turn in any liability waivers if they aren’t emailed prior.
  7. This is an individual event. You may fish several anglers in one boat but only your fish will count toward your personal score.
  8. You are allowed to use any legal artificial bait/lure in this event. Bonus of 10 points for any fish caught on a top water lure.
  9. Only fish 30″ or better count.
  10. Individual with the most total inches at the end wins and will take home the traveling trophy until next year’s event.
  11. All fish must be verified upon end time with both a picture of the complete fish on a bump board (white fold-out style is preferred), and also a picture with the angler holding the fish as well as the bait name that is caught on.
  12. Fishing from shore is not permitted.

 

Muskies Inc Liability Waiver Form

 

This is a fun social event for bragging rights so come on out with the kids and have some fun!

Grills and charcoal will be provided, but please bring your own food and condiments.