2022 Shanty Days Fishing Contest
The Shanty Days Fishing Contest will run August. 11-14, 2022, beginning a day prior to the annual festival.
It’s a Lake Michigan and inland waters fishing contest for youths, men and women, highlighted by trout and salmon in Lake Michigan and panfish, pike and rough fish species caught in the Ahnapee River or from inland waters.
Early (9:30-10:30 a.m.) and late (8:30-9 p.m.) daily weigh-ins are at the city marina. More than $1,000 in cash and prizes awarded.
Tickets cost $5 for youths and $10 for adults and will be available starting the week prior (stay tuned for locations); or call or text (920) 883-9792 for an updated list of locations. Even if you don’t weigh any fish, ticket-buyers who attend the Sunday morning awards ceremony (11 a.m., marina pavilion) share in random-draw prizes.
There are inland and Lake Michigan fishing divisions for youths, men and women, highlighted by five trout and salmon categories in Lake Michigan and panfish, pike and bullheads caught in the Ahnapee River or from area inland waters.