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Big Fish Contest

August 8 - August 15

Catching big fish in Cook County

The annual Big Fish Contest will take place August 8 – 15, sponsored by Buck’s Hardware Hank and Northern Wilds. There will be six categories to enter: lake trout, salmon, walleye, brook trout, northern and bass. All entries must be weighed in by noon on Aug. 15th.

$1 to register (all proceeds go to the Lion’s Club).

Please NOTE some important new rules.
1. A photograph of the fish at the time of catch must be provided a time of registering the entry. Photograph must include time and date meta data (e.g. photo taken with a phone, or digital camera (that has time and date set))

2. All fish will be measured by length, per Minnesota DNR measurement instructions

3. A person may only win or place in two categories.

4. Ties will split prize (e.g. a tie for first place will split 1st and 2nd place prize, no second place would be awarded, next entrant would be awarded 3rd place)

5. Final species identification will be made by a third party

6. Entries will be measured at the store from Saturday August 8, 2020 at 8 a.m. thru Saturday August 15, 2020 at 12 noon.

7. Winners will be announced Sunday August 16, 2020 at 9 a.m.

8. Prizes in each category will be 1st Place – $100, 2nd Place -$75, 3rd Place – $50. Prizes will be awarded in the form of Buck’s Hardware gift cards.


August 8
August 15
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