2021 Shanty Days Fishing Contest

2021 Algoma Shanty Days Fishing contestThe Shanty Days Fishing Contest runs August 11-15, 2021, beginning two days prior to the annual city festival.

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.

Tickets will be available a week prior to the event at Algoma BP (616 4th St.),  Graf’s Mobil (1025 Lake St.), and Hooked Up Tackle (533 4th St.), all in Algoma, WI.

  • $3 for kids 15 and under
  • $5 for age 16 and 17
  • $10 for adults

Early (9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.) and late (8:30-9 p.m.) weigh-ins are at the Algoma city marina. In between, Hooked Up Tackle, 533 4th St. in Algoma, WI  is the place to bring your catch.

More than $1,000 in cash and prizes awarded!


There are cash and tackle prizes for the heaviest catches in multiple categories. In addition, all ticket-buyers who attend the Sunday morning awards ceremony (11 a.m., Algoma marina pavilion) are guaranteed to share in the random-draw prizes.



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