Take an Adult Fishing Tournament with New Wisconsin Hockey Coach Mark Strobel

Winners from a previous year's event.

Winners from a previous year’s event.

One of the summer highlights in this part of Wisconsin is coming soon on Saturday, July 29th. What I’m talking about is the 20th Annual Take an Adult Fishing Tournament which will take off from the stage and parking lot in front of the Wilderness Fish and Game store in Sauk City at 6:00 am. “The purpose of this event is to provide a fun activity that promotes healthy lifestyles. For that reason, there is to be no smoking or drinking of alcohol during the event.”


Big crowd from last year's Tournament.

Big crowd from last year’s Tournament.

Use a separate registration form for each team which maybe picked up at the Wilderness store. A team must consist of a adult and at least one child under the age of 16. The event will be held rain or shine. There also is a mandatory meeting you must attend on the morning of the tournament, July 29, at 6:00 am. The form may be brought by the store at 532 Water Street Sauk City, Wi. 53583 or emailed to tom@wildernessfishgame.com. Teams may fish anywhere that they please as long as the return by the 2:00 pm check in. we usually have 80-100 teams and a large crowd cheering their children on!

There are six different categories fish that may be entered. The categories are; bass, walleye, trout, panfish, catfish, and roughfish. Each team may enter 1 fish per category. Teams may enter more than I category. All fish are weighted on a digital commercial certified scale. The great prizes are awarded to 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place in each category.


A happy winner with sponsor Don Becker

A happy winner with sponsor Don Becker

Members of the National Professional Anglers Association donated much of the give-a-ways and NPAA members Wally Banfi, Duffy Kopf, Jim Kloth, Terry Frey, Mike Hanson, Chuck Pohlman, and Gary Engberg donated their time for the kids. Wilderness Fish and Game employees that helped included owner Tom Lochner, Wally Banfi, Tyler Ruhland, Mike Hanson, Chuck Pohlman, and Dan Zimmerman. We also have a special guest, new University of Wisconsin Hockey Coach


Special guest UW Hockey Coach Mark Strobel.

Special guest UW Hockey Coach Mark Strobel.

There also were many sponsors that helped make this event possible and they are; Wilderness Fish and Game, Ballweg Chevrolet, National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA),Ultimate Outdoor Radio, Don’s Marine, Big Rock Sporting Goods, Mepp’s, Arlington Agronomy, Berkley Pure Fishing, Gollons Bait, Becker Law Office, Sauk Prairie Optimist Club, Gary Engberg Outdoors, Fuch’s Trucking, Klinkner Electronics, Cayuse Shop, Wisconsin DNR- Game Wardens, Midway Oil, U.S. Coast Guard Service, Off Shore Tackle, Plano Tackle, Flambeau Tackle, All the Parents, ll the Kids, and the new assistant University of Wisconsin Hockey Coach Mike Strobel.

This is a big time event for the area’s young and a chance to get on the water with friends and family! Be safe and follow all the State of Wisconsin rules and regulations for fishing.