Hook and Hunting: Fish on for Freedom Tournament

The “Fish on for Freedom” Fishing Tournament will cast off from Ludington on Friday.

The tournament takes veterans out for a day of fishing on Lake Michigan.

130 veterans will cast a line this year, with a shotgun start at 6 a.m.

Around noon, veterans will have a welcome home procession as they return to shore.

Organizers say the event serves as just a small token of gratitude for local vets.

“Just hearing about how much they appreciate it, how much gratitude they have for it, it’s just really humbling and a really heartwarming experience. So they definitely enjoy it,” said Myndi Dangler of Fish on for Freedom.

The welcome home procession will meet at the Loomis Street Boat Launch just before noon.