The Michigan Ice Open Fishing Tournament For 2015 is Canceled. Other Tournaments Remain Scheduled.

Michigan Ice Open officials made this announcement on the event's Michigan Ice Open Facebook Page on September 15, 2014: "Regretfully, the Michigan Ice Open will no longer be held on Hamlin Lake. Over the last several years the inconsistency of conditions and challenge to secure sponsorship has prompted the decision to cancel."

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The 2014 Michigan Ice Open was canceled 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.

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Last Updated: 05-29-2015 04:26 PM ID: 1229