Thornapple Association Hook ‘Em and Heave ‘Em Fishing Contest 2019

(For Kids 18 and Under Only)

Who Can Enter: 
All dues paying Thornapple Association members’ children and grand children (18 years old and under).

To Win: 
Catch the largest fish in one of the following categories on the Thornapple River between the Ada and Cascade dam:

A: Small Mouth Bass 
B: Large Mouth Bass 
C: Northern Pike 
D: Catfish 
E: Bluegill 
F: Walleye
G: Sunfish
H: Rock Bass
I: Carp
J: Crappie

All species must be caught between Memorial Day, 2019 (or whenever the season starts for that particular species) and Labor Day, 2019.

To Enter: 
A: Take a picture of your fish next to a ruler or tape measure (HINT: keep a camera and a tape measure in your tackle box) 
B: Weigh your fish (HINT: keep a fish scale in your tackle box, too!) 
C: Write your name, fish type, and length of fish and date caught on the back of your photo. 
D: Submit your photo to the Grand Marshall 
E: You are encouraged to throw back your fish. (This is optional but will score points with the Grand Marshall)

Largest fish caught (and documented) in each category listed above wins $100. 
Anglers can enter more than one category. 
PLEASE NOTE: Maximum prize money one angler can receive is $200.
Winners will be announced in September 2019 on this website and via US Mail!

Grand Prize: 
The largest fish caught of all the above species wins an additional $100.

Thornapple Association Hook ‘Em and Heave ‘Em Fishing Contest 2018

Lots of kids entered the Hook 'em and Heave 'em 2018 Fishing Contest this year.  Winners received $100 for the largest of each species caught with a $100 bonus for the largest overall fish. All kids entering the contest who did not have the largest in any category received $25 in worm money for next year because the Grand Marshall is a softy who likes to see kids fishing. Click on the image below the winners' list for a slide show!

Winners of the 2018 contest were:

 Tommy A  Small Mouth Bass  15 inches  Winner!
 Jack McG  Channel Catfish  19 inches  Grand Prize Winner!
 Brady B  Red Horse  15.5 inches  Winner!
 Ben K  Perch  8 inches  Winner!
 Annelise K  Blue Gill  8 inches  Winner!
 Ben K  Large Mouth Bass  17.5 inches  Winner!