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2018 Spring Fishing Tournament

The 7th Annual WLCL Spring Fishing Tournament is Saturday, June 9th. This is the time again to show your stuff on how you can catch fish on White Lake and take home some nice prize money and later get some recognition with a nice plaque commemorating the event with your buddies at a recognition event.

Men, woman, children, and families are welcome to participate. Each boat is responsible for their own fishing equipment. All of the rules are listed below. Good luck!

Click here to see photos and information about the 2017 winners!

White Lake Spring Fishing Tournament
Rules and Regulations

  1. Tournament is open to all species of fish
  2. All fish caught must be caught in White Lake, Oakland County, Michigan
  3. All fish catching methods are acceptable
  4. All fishermen must abide by MDNR regulations for licenses*, fish size, and boating safety
  5. Only fish caught between the time of 7:00 am - 12:00 Noon Saturday June 9, 2018 are eligible for prize entry
  6. Fish must be live for measurement if possible
  7. There is no limit to the number of fishermen per boat (boat capacity applies)
  8. Combined weight of 3 largest fish per boat only for prizes regardless of the number of fish caught
  9. Tournament starts at 7:00 am
  10. Tournament ends at 12:00 Noon at the docks of the White Lake Inn (with air horn sound)
  11. All catches are to be judged to the discretion of the Tournament Director. All decisions are final.
  12. Tournament registration will be from 6:15-6:55 am at the White Lake Inn boat dock
  13. Registration tournament entry cost is $30.00 per boat (cash only)
  14. Each registered boat will receive a YELLOW WLCL FLAG that MUST be displayed to help identify the boats in the tournament
  15. The tournament director reserves the right to inspect any boat for fish prior to tournament
  16. Combined weight of 3 largest fish per boat only for prizes regardless of the number of fish caught
  17. Prizes will be awarded for the following categories: Largest one fish (weight), largest combined weight of 3 fish or less per boat (1st and 2nd place prizes)
  18. Special prizes: Largest walleye, largest fish for a youth under 13 years old
  19. Tie breaker is overall length of largest fish
  20. The YELLOW WLCL FLAG must be returned upon fish weigh-in
Scott Trudell - Tournament Director

*NOTE: This is part of a Michigan Free Fishing Weekend, so a Michigan fishing license is NOT required to fish in the tournament!


2018 Spring Fishing Tournament Results


Thank you all for participating in our 7th Annual White Lake Fishing Tournament on June 9th. Despite the overcast skies and the rain, we still had a great day for fishing and catching. It was the perfect storm for conditions: overcast skies, light breeze, cooler temps and a light rain that added oxygen to the water. White Lake is a fantastic fishery that we are lucky to have as a resource for fishing. We had a 15 boat field this year with 43 participants. More than 85 pounds of fish were weighed and recorded.

Congrats to all of our young angers as well. It was great seeing so many young anglers braving the elements.

Logan Brown took home the trophy for the Largest Fish - Under 13 yrs Category with a whopping 3 lbs, 11 oz Largemouth Bass.

Henry Whelan came in second with a 2 lbs, 3 oz Largemouth Bass. Henry and Logan both took home a $10 gift certificate to a local bait store.

First place for best overall catch went to Brian and Jay Brown with 11 lbs 2 oz (A White Lake Fishing Tournament record).
Second place: Don, Brandon, Ava and Logan Brown with 10 lbs, 6 oz.
Third place: Mike Mirabitur, Gary Miller, Mark Schoder, Keith Hughes and Keith Erdman with 9 lbs, 11 oz.

Largest Fish went to: Brian Brown with a 4 lbs, 7 oz Largemouth Bass.

Special mention to Chris Kurowski who landed a 14 inch crappie which qualifies for a Michigan DNR Master Angler Patch.

No Walleye were caught and presented at the weigh-in.

Plaques for 1st and 2nd place Best Catch and 1st Place Biggest Fish will be awarded at the WLCL volunteer dinner later this year.

Click here to see photos from the event.

I welcome your suggestions on how we can improve future tournaments. (Additional categories, prizes, etc)

We will be announcing the date for our new Fall fishing tournament, which will be sometime in September. Stay tuned.

Once again, thank you for making this year's tournament a success. I hope you had fun.

Tight Lines,

Scott Trudell
White Lake Citizens League


Fishing Advisories

The Michigan Department of Community Health, which issues fish advisories for all water bodies in Michigan, indicates that the levels of contaminants in White Lake are relatively good in comparison to other inland lakes, and especially good in comparison to rivers and the Great Lakes. The current statewide advisory more than adequately provides safeguards for consumption of fish from White Lake. Information regarding advisories and consumption of fish is available at www.michigan.gov/fishandgameadvisory

Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Information

Fishing Website

Licenses Information

Send your comments and questions to fishing@wlcl.org

for more information e-mail
president@wlcl.org (Bill Maine)
weeds@wlcl.org (Frank Dyson)
White Lake Citizens League
P.O. Box 851
Highland, MI 48356

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