The Michigan Ice Open Fishing Tournament For 2015 is Cancelled. Other Tournaments Remain Scheduled.
The 2014 Michigan Ice Open was cancelled just days before the event was to have been held. According to the event coordinator, the cancellation was "...a result of the extended blizzard conditions. Travel from primary roads to the launch, and travel on the ice for walking participants and ATVs is not favorable."
The good news: Hamlin Lake and Ludington will host many other tournaments in 2015!
Check out the Hamlin Hookers Ice Fishing Tournament held in February.In 2014, the Hamlin Hookers tournament cost was $20 to enter, payable at Hamlin Grocery prior to the start of the tournament at 7am. This is an individual, one-day, total points tournament. All species are eligible, including Bluegill, Crappie, Perch, Northern Pike, Muskie, and Walleye. Measuring to take place at the end of the tournament at the Hamlin Grocery Bait Shop. All DNR limits apply. You can fish anywhere on Hamlin Lake, but must enter and exit at Wilson Hill Park. Fish must be kept alive (unless speared) in a 5 gallon bucket or similar container with water and without ice. No frozen fish.
Read more about local fishing tournaments throughout the year.