Sunday, October 12, 2014

11th annual Monster Quest to benefit Neeley family

October 18 is the date for the 11th annual Monster Quest. The event will take place at Harley Ensign boat launch on Lake St. Clair. Launch is at first light with fishing going for eight hours.
Ken Neeley was the owner of KD Outdoors in Waterford. He passed away suddenly a few weeks ago.   Neeley was a familiar face at Cash for Bass tournaments and other bass fishing events. For more information on this event call (248) 240-5245.
Monies raised will be donated to the Neeley family. Prizes, drawings, food and of course the weigh-in will take place at Harley Ensign.
In the future this event will be known as the Ken Neeley Memorial fall MQ. Neeley was a source of information, help and encouragement for all sportsmen.
Even if you don't fish, get over to Harley Ensign, participate and make a donation or take a shot at a raffle item. It's for a great cause.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Michigan walleye professional selected for Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

Mark Martin, the original champ in the walleye world has been elected to the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame located in Hayward, WI. He will go in with the 2015 class.
As a youngster growing up on the west side of the state in Twin Lakes near Muskegon, Martin seemed to begin his younger years attached to a fishing rod.
Martin was even asked to help establish a curriculum at Spring Lake High School for fishing. "It as a pretty cool school. We even had scuba diving," he said.
Located on the shores of the Grand River, kids were bringing fishing rods to school so they could fish dying school breaks. Fishing was a natural subject for school students.
I've had the pleasure of knowing Martin and his family for a number of years. I was invited to his fist ice fishing school on Little Bay de Noc. Since then, he's had many more and showed a lot of anglers how to fish hard water.
Martin is a rarity among the fishing crowd in that he's willing to share where he catches fish, where you should fish, what you should use to make you successful and how to use that equipment.
Mark Martin's selection to the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame is well deserved.
Mark Martin holding a nice walleye