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Manton's 8th Annual Tagged Fish Derby

Apr 26 - 27, 2014
12:00 AM - 6:00 PM
$5.00 per ticket

Contact & More Info

Contact: Manton Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 231-824-4158 or 231-824-3391

For the 8th year in a row the Manton Chamber of Commerce invites you to take part in the Annual Tagged Fish Derby.  Catch one of 15 tagged fish from lake Billings in Manton and win a prize.  One tagged fish is worth $500.00 in prizes and 14 others are worth $50.00 each in prizes.  One thousand dollars worth of rainbow trout are being planted.  You must have a ticket to win.!!!!!! Tickets are available at the following Manton Locations: shamrock Tavern, Manton Pro Hardware, The Merry Inn, Forest Area Credit Union, Manton Mini-Mart & Manton Tire and Party Store.  Cadillac locations:: Pilgrim Village Fishing Shop, Mesick locations: Bucksnort Bar, And Thirlby Automotive, and Lake City:  Miller's Landing.   All proceeds go for stocking Lake Billings with fish. Rules are as followed:1) All tagged fish must be legally caught during the beginning of Trout season during the designated time of the derby. 2) All tagged fish must be caught by a licensed person or by a legal youth fisherman using legal bait and tackle.  No snagged fish will be eligible.  Tags must be intact and presented. 3) Fish must be caught in Lake Billings during the contest time.4) All Fishing must be from public property shoreline or non motorized boats. 5) Fish must be in one tagged and planted by the Manton Area Chamber of Commerce in 2014.6) A qualifying ticket must have been purchased prior to catching a tagged fish.7) All tagged fish must be caught and presented along with the winners qualifying ticket to the redeeming site (Campground Office) between 12:01 am and 6:00pm April 27th. 8) Winners may keep the fish they caught.

CAFE Grant

Cadillac Area Festival & Events 2015 grant application and Criteria.  $200- $1000 available per organization, with a total of $5000 in total grant funds available.

NASF Snow Sculptures

$1500 in cash prizes!!   Entry Deadline Extended to January 26, first 10 in each category (updated 1/6/15).