The Green Bay Area Great Lakes Sport Fishermen held its Annual Smelt Fry at the Stadium Bar & Grille in Green Bay last night. There were numerous pounds of the tiny fish consumed along with loads of French Fries, Cole Slaw, Rye Bread and sweet red onion by close to two hundred sportsmen/women and younger anglers in attendance.
Unlike most club meetings where one of the main attractions is a guest speaker who presents a seminar on locating and catching fish or the giant raffle where many of the attendees goes home with fishing tackle or a rod and reel of some sort; this one is dedicated to the kids and recognizing some of the members with Awards for their participation in Club activities.
The special raffle last night involved approximately 30 young kids. Each kid was provided a raffle ticket with the second portion of the ticket being placed in a pitcher for the drawing. Surprisingly or not, each kid was fortunate enough to have their lucky ticket stub pulled from the pitcher winning them their choice of a fishing rod & reel, a tackle box or a pillow.
Shortly after this raffle a second raffle was held with a young boy and girl each winning a chance to fish with fishing pro Jim Pyle in a fishing tournament. The winner of this Tournament would go on to the Championship in Canada.
Pictured below are some of the Kids with their winnings. Click on photos to enlarge.