The Fowler Center
Posted on January 31, 2013 by

Fowler Center’s Fishing Fundraiser

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

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 protected].

Posted on October 24, 2012 by

948-Pound Tiger Shark

Outcast Mega Shark Tournament angler Tyler Kennedy just caught the new tournament record, not to mention the fish of a lifetime. This 948-pound tiger shark took three hours to bring in and had to be lashed to the side of the boat and motored slowly back to the weigh-in station. A five-hour trip! This gargantuan weighed in at 948.6 pounds, breaking the tournament record by over 100 pounds, with a length of 13.5 feet and a 10-foot girth! The story doesn’t stop there either. After the weigh-in researchers opened the shark up and found a 7-foot porpoise in its belly.

Posted on October 21, 2012 by

Unofficial Niagara River Big Bass Tournament

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.

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Posted on August 19, 2012 by

MO: Renegade Bass Tour, Lake St. Francis

Chasing Team 46 … Check it.

Canada’s premium professional angling tour, Renegade Bass, and its army of skilled Anglers roll into Cornwall Ontario this week chasing Scott Lefebvre and Rob Yantha, now the 2012 team of the year points race leaders.

This event stop on the St Lawrence River officially marks the halfway point of the tour season. And fortunately for this Canadian Professional Angling Team, they are red hot and poised to pull away from the field if they can figure out how to load the boat with GIANT Lake St. Francis small mouth bass.

After a predictable cheque cashing finish on the sewage saturated Ottawa River a few weeks ago, team 46 is riding the momentum and confidence needed to tighten their choke hold on the rest of the Renegade field of competitors.

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