It feels like time is passing faster and faster as I get older. So I have no doubt it won’t be long before I’m looking back on ten full years of Fishing Fury. Of course looking back it’s easy to see we’ve accomplished a great many things in our time, but I can’t help but think about all the things left unfinished, all the goals left unchecked, and all the lakes left un-fished… The truth is, we’ve only completed the prelude to this epic story. So crack open an extra beer this weekend and have a toast – TO THE FURY!
Earth Day 2013 is here!
When is Earth Day?
Earth Day is honored around the world on April 22, although larger events such as festivals and rallies are often organized for the weekends before or after April 22. Many communities also observe Earth Week or Earth Month, organizing a series of environmental activities throughout the month of April.
Why do we need an Earth Day?
Because it works! Earth Day broadens the base of support for environmental programs, rekindles public commitment and builds community activism around the world through a broad range of events and activities. Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. More than a billion people participate in our campaigns every year.
The Fowler Center in Mayville, Michigan has provided year-round camping and outdoor learning experiences for children and adults with developmental disabilities and special needs since 1957. This includes people with mental and physical challenges, autism, traumatic brain injuries, and sensory and communication challenges. The Fowler Center serves thousands each year and its goal is to offer a safe and comfortable environment so campers leave with memories of an enjoyable away-from-home experience, as well as new-found self-esteem, friendships, and pride.
The Fowler Center will be hosting its 18th Annual Ice Fishing Tournament on February 16th, 2013 where all proceeds will go to the camp. There will be two fishing sessions at 7:30-11:30am and 1:30-5:30pm, entrance fees to each are $20 for fishermen 17+ and $5 for those under 17. Cash prizes available for first pike, largest fish, smallest fish, youngest fisherman with a fish, and a $7,000 gran prize! There will also be concessions, raffles, door prizes and more.
The Fowler Center is located at 2315 Harmon Lake Road, Mayville, MI 48744. For more details, please contact email@example.com.
On October 20th, Martin Szomolanyi and I hooked up with the intentions of fishing a local bass tournament on Lake Erie. Unfortunately due to weather concerns the event was cancelled, but we were already up and ready to go so we decided to take cover from the wind and fish the Niagara River instead. We met at the Chippewa River where Mark Hordyk, Chris Jarrett, and Landon Wieske showed up to join us. They also intended on fishing the Erie tournament and since that was cancelled we decided to throw our own impromptu event with a 20 dollar buy-in and a 100 dollar prize to the biggest bass of the day.
I didn’t win the prize, which would have been twice as sweet as the $100 bill was mine. The winner of the day was Mark Hordyk with a beautiful 4-pounder beating out a big pack of 3-pounders. Pretty damn good day of fishing considering the horrible weather we battled. The only thing I regret is not getting the photo of Mark with his 100 dollar bill and winning fish!
Here’s Mark Hordyk with his winning catch! More photos after the break.