Walleye Club tournament Saturday

ALCONA — The Thunder Bay Walleye Club Tournament will last from 6 a.m. through 7 p.m. Saturday where outdoor enthusiasts can fish off Hubbard Lake in a competition to catch the largest fish. Judging will take place between 7-8 p.m.

Side Door Bait and Tackle is supporting the event through donations and providing products for the tournament, and the entry fee is $10 per person

“We get a tremendous amount of walleye and perch fishing in the area,” Jason Snyder of Side Door Bait and Tackle said. “Hubbard Lake is more of a walleye lake, but also gets nice big perch. Walleye are stocked by the Walleye Club on Hubbard Lake and the DNR provides for other lakes.”

The Thunder Bay Walleye Club is hosting the annual tournament and measuring will take place at the DNR launch site on the south end of the lake.

Hubbard Lake was reviewed in the spring of 2017 to introduce a population of 3,700 walleye to the lake, when recaptured for the study found more than 27,000 walleye now populate the lake, which is more than three fish per acre.

Beth Gohs can be reached via email at bgohs@thealpenanews.com or by phone at 358-5693.