Walleyes might be Minnesota’s state fish, but there is no debating that the Northern Pike is one of the our fiercest, drag-taking lake monsters. Pike-a-Palooza celebrates these toothy critters with this competitive, catch-and-release Northern Pike fishing tournament. After the award ceremony, all anglers are invited to a chef demonstration with tips on cooking incredible meals with northern pike and fish fry on the shores of Bay Lake.
ENTRY FEE: $100 PER BOAT
PIKE-A-PALOOZA FISHING TOURNAMENT PRIZES:
$750 first place prize for heaviest three-fish bag
$500 second place prize for second heaviest three-fish bag
$250 third place prize for third heaviest three-fish bag
Prizes will be awarded for biggest fish and other categories
Every angler who brings in a 10-fish limit of small pike will receive a prize (thanks for helping maintain the lake’s northern pike population).
A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Bay Lake Improvement Association to assist in their effort to protect the long-term health of Bay Lake. These efforts include working to control the population of small northern pike in the lake, as well as keeping the waters free from invasive species.
See the full schedule of events here: https://ruttgers.com/pike-a-palooza-schedule/