Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Fishing tournament for paddlers

For kayak owners both new and experienced, a fun fishing tournament to kick off the season is just the thing after being cooped up over the winter.
The event is open to rowboats, canoes; anthing that uses paddles for power. This would be a good time to experience kayak fishing first-hand and see up close what others are doing to make their boats more fishable while attending the weigh-in.
The No-Mo (for no motors) Kayak Fishing Challenge is the first fishing tournament for kayakers in Michigan.
The tournament date is May 8 from safe light until 3p.m. Tournament headquarters and all related activities will be held at Riverside Kayak Connection (RKC), 4016 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte, 734-285-2925.
This will be a CPR event: Catch, photograph, and release. Tournament waters include a 10-mile radius around Wyandotte and include Wayne and Monroe Counties. Launch locations must be publicly accessible.
All Michigan fishing laws and regulations must be followed including possession of a current license.
Prize for first place is a Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 kayak, 2nd place-$1-- gift certificate, 3rd place-kayak fishing rigging package, largest single fish-custom made kayak fishing rod by Tietge Fishing.
All participants registering prior to April 15 will receive an RKC swag bag with commemorative t-shirt, raffle ticket, and tackle.
Registration fee is $20 and includes refreshments following the weigh-in. To register or for further information call RKC at 734-285-2925 or visit www.riversidekayak.com, or call Chris LeMesssurier, 248-980-6158 or visit www.kayakfishthegreatlakes.com.


  1. The person running this events is not liked to well in the kayak fishing community. He likes to make false statements about people! He was even talking bad about Roger a year ago when roger asked for a free kayak. He is a wolf in sheep's clothing.

  2. This is not the 1st kayak fishing tournament in Michigan! The 1st kayak fishing tournament in Michigan was last August @ The Kayak Store.

  3. Alwayswatchingandnoting4/5/10, 9:28 AM

    Correction to the article required:
    The first CPR format kayak fishing tournament in Michigan took place in August of 2009 and was also a benefit event for the 3day.org. It was not only the first ever kayak angling tournament in Michigan it was also the first charity event of it's kind in Michigan and is an annual event.
    The organizer of this articles event was also aware of this.