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43rd Annual World Championship Musky Classic
September 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 8, 2019
The 43rd annual World Championship Musky Classic fishing tournament will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 6th, 7th and 8th, 2019. This fishing tournament is supported and sponsored by the Presque Isle, Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters and Winchester communities. Each community has a designated number of lakes that are available for the tournament. This tournament is open to all people, who love to fish of any age, skill-set or gender. Clubs/teams are also welcome. Again this year, there will be a fly rod division for those who wish to fish musky with a fly rod.
The money raised from the Musky Classic goes towards scholarships for students from the North Lakeland area. This scholarship consists of a $1000 per year towards college costs for a 2 year or 4 year degree. The WCMC tournament has supported over 40 deserving students for a total of $188,500 in scholarships over the years.
Registrations are now being accepted until NOON on Saturday, September 7th. In person registration on Friday, September 6th, begins at 8:00am in the Manitowish Waters Community Center on Hwy. 51N with free coffee and donuts available. During registration, fishermen will pick up their entry, hats and drawing tickets. At the 9:00am orientation meeting, their ‘hat ticket’ will be used for a drawing for 3 prizes to be given away. You must be present to win.
The fishing for the tournament begins at noon on Friday and goes until 6:00 PM. Saturday fishing is from 7:00 AM until 6:00 PM. Sunday fishing is from 7:00 AM until 11:00 AM. This year’s awards ceremony will be hosted at the Manitowish Waters Community Building in the Town of Manitowish Waters following the event on Sunday, September 8th. Raffle prizes and food will be ready at 11:00 AM on Sunday and the awards’ ceremony will begin promptly at 1:00 PM sharp.
There are 19 trophies and awards to be presented, plus many, many other prizes are given away through raffle tickets that are available for a donation. There will be a special drawing for a $450 Rod/Reel Combo for one lucky participant who is present at this ceremony.
The WCMC is now accepting registrations for this year’s tournament: To request an entry application or to get more information, call Beth Kebl at 715-543-2657 or Beth Meyer at 715-499-3245 or log on to our website at www.wcmuskyclassic.com .