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Waters, Wis. – The 7th Annual Bob McClellan Memorial Fishing
Tournament will be held on June 9, 2012 from 8am to 4pm.
Registration is located at Bear Country Builders, 5185 Hwy 51S, Manitowish
in will be 7am to 8am and fish registration is from 4pm to 5pm, fish must be
registered by 5pm to be eligible for prizes.
prizes for the 5 largest Walleye and best weight of walleyes per boat.
There is also a Kid’s Category (children under 14 years of age} for the Largest
Walleye with cash prizes.
Participants are allowed to fish Vilas and Iron County Waters.
is an open invitational and all are welcome to participate.
fee is $150 per boat with a maximum of 4 people per boat.
are two divisions, a Sportsman Division and a Pro Open Division (guides
participant receives a T-Shirt and raffle ticket with paid entry.
ceremony, and appetizers at 5pm located at the Rustic Roadhaus, 5198 Hwy 51
S, Manitowish Waters, WI.
tournament was started in 2006 and since then the Bob McClellan Memorial Fishing
Tournament has given over $20,000 to area families who are in need of
assistance, monies to Camp Jorn to teach their campers the joys of fishing and
fun of the Northwoods, as well as scholarships to North Lakeland Elementary
alumni. In 2012 the tournament was changed to a fishing only tournament with
entry fees going into raffle prizes and cash prizes for the people fishing in
up in Manitowish Waters; he attended the one room school house on Highway 51 and
graduated from Lakeland Union High School. After high school he served his
country in the Navy and then came back to Manitowish Waters where he turned his
passion for fishing into a great career.
Bob was a
successful fishing guide, not only because he knew how to find the fish, but
because he loved people and that was evident to anyone who met him or stepped
into his boat. Many of his clients became long time friends, coming to
Manitowish Waters to fish with Bob for 20 to 30 years. Bob’s garage (aka: Bob’s
Bar), was the place to be on a summer day around 4:00 pm, even if you didn’t
fish with him that day. You would find clients, friends and family stopping by
to see what was caught, hear the fish tales and Bob’s jokes for the day! Bob
always had a joke or several; he loved to tell them and he had lots to tell!
away suddenly from a massive heart attack on April 16, 2006. It was a shock to
all who knew him. Shortly after Bob passed away, his good friends Tom and Barb
Kramer suggested holding a fishing tournament in memory of Bob as a fundraiser.
So, the tournament was set for June and was such a success that it was decided
that it would be an annual event. Because of the incredible support of this
event, the committee was able to start two scholarships for students who
graduated from North Lakeland Elementary School and Lakeland Union High School.
Portions of the proceeds also went to local families and individuals who have
had hardships and need some financial help. Proceeds were also given to Camp
Jorn in Manitowish Waters for fishing gear, to make sure that kids who attend
the camp from all over the Midwest can experience fishing in the Northwoods and
start to understand why Bob loved it so much!
incredible support from the community, family and friends is what makes this
tournament so successful and such a great and fun day. Bob loved to have a good
time with friends and family and loved Manitowish Waters, this tournament is the
perfect way to remember him and to keep his passion alive. The Bob McClellan
Memorial Fishing Tournament Committee would like to say thank you to all who
support this event, it could not happen without your extraordinary generosity.
Memorial Fishing Tournament
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545
Any questions or for more information, call
Rick and Stephanie McClellan: (715) 543-8842 or
Rick’s cell: (715) 904-0974
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