White Lake Citizens League

Fishing on White Lake

2019 Spring Fishing Tournament Results


Thank you all for participating in our Annual White Lake Spring Fishing Tournament on June 8th. I apologize for the delay in getting these results posted. I was out fishing! Seems like spring was late this year and everything is being pushed back, including our time on the water. After a windy, rainy and cold spring, it was time to do some fishing. White Lake is a fantastic fishery that we are lucky to have as a resource for fishing. We had an 11 boat field this year with 40 participants. More than 70 pounds of fish were weighed and recorded.

Congrats to all of our young angers. Six anglers under the age of 13 participated this year. It was great seeing so many young anglers getting up early and out on the water. The Fishing Tournament is a great time for families to get together and go fishing. We hope to see you all back next year.

I'd like to extend a special thank you to Jim Findley of Seven Harbors for assisting with the Tournament while I was out of town. You did a great job.

Also, thank you to the White Lake Inn for once again hosting our weigh-in and Mitchell's Marina for lending us the scale. We could not do this without your generous support.

Logan Brown took home the trophy for the Largest Fish - Under 13 yrs Category with a whopping 3 lbs, 12 oz Largemouth Bass. This is his second year in a row with the top youth prize.

Ava Brown came in second with a 2 lbs, 10 oz Largemouth Bass. Logan and Ava both took home trophies.

Best Catch (Combined weight of 3 largest fish)

First place: for Best Catch went to Austin Kolb, Pat Kolb and Jim Kulha with 14 lbs 14 oz. (A New White Lake Fishing Tournament record).

Second place: Don, Brian, Ava and Logan Brown with 9 lbs, 2 oz.

Third Place: Mike Mirabitur, Keith Hughes, Keith Erdman and Mark Schoder with 8 lbs 12 oz.

Largest Fish went to: Austin Kolb with a 10 pound Carp.

Pat Kolb, Austin Kolb and the rest of their team donated $100 of their winnings BACK to the WLCL to support our Fireworks Fund. Please thank them if you see them out around the lake.

Again, no Walleye were caught and presented at the weigh-in.

Plaques for 1st and 2nd place Best Catch and 1st Place Biggest Fish were awarded at the weigh in.

Click Here to see photos from the event

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Our Fall Fishing Tournament is a bit earlier this year, on September 7, 2019

Once again, thank you for making this year's tournament a success. I hope you had fun. We continue to roll out new improvement each year. This past year we added more plaques and categories for youths. This fall we will be making a few small rule changes … and dare I say…coffee and donuts???? As always, your comments and suggestions are appreciated and welcomed.

Tight Lines,

Scott Trudell
White Lake Citizens League


2019 Fall Fishing Tournament

The Annual WLCL Fall Fishing Tournament is Saturday, September 7. 7:30 am - Noon

Do you have what it takes to catch the big one? The White Lake Citizens League Fall Fishing Tournament is a family friendly event for all ages. Grab your fishing pole and go fish! Cash prizes and Plaques for Best Catch, Largest Fish and even youth categories. CLICK HERE for a tournament flier, including all the rules. Each boat is responsible for their own fishing equipment. Good luck!

RULE CHANGES: Starting with our Fall Fishing Tournament we are making a few small adjustments to our rules.

  1. At least one person on participating boats MUST be a current dues paying member of the White Lake Citizens League. This is to ensure that the event stays a family friendly event for WLCL members and lake residents.

  2. PERMITTED FISHING METHODS AND TACKLE: All fish must be caught legally in the mouth on a rod and reel. No other means of angling may be used. All fish must be caught live and in a conventional manner. Trolling and fly fishing are allowed; No BOWFISHING. Tournament is open to all species of fish with the EXCEPTION of Carp.

Looking forward to seeing you all on the water in September! Please email me with any questions or suggestions: fishing@wlcl.org

Scott Trudell
Tournament Director
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