Hook & Hunting: Hoppie’s Ice Fishing Tournament

Winter is in full force, so ice fishermen are ready to hit the lakes and being part of a tournament is even better.

This Saturday Hoppie’s Tavern in Cheboygan is hosting their 16th annual ice fishing tournament.

They have three categories, and give anglers from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to get the heaviest catch in each category.

It’s a highlight each year for Hoppie’s, and raises money for the local fire department.

The owner says they aim to be a tournament for the family to enjoy.

“I’ve seen a lot of guys with their 5-year-old son and now they’re coming—kids are 16 and driving,” said Hoppie’s Tavern Owner Bob Babcock. “You see the kids and family interact, it’s a great time.”

To learn more about the tournament and how to sign up, click here.

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