The 29th annual Cranberry Portage Trout Challenge is coming up Saturday and Sunday on Big Athapap. The Committee’s Mike Wesner says the prize money has gone up this year with first place guaranteed to be 5 thousand dollars, second place is 25 hundred and third place is 2 thousand dollars and those are guaranteed and then they have cash prizes right from fourth place to tenth place and based on 100 boats tenth place would get 700 dollars.
Wesner adds they have also introduced a youth anglers event this year for 15 and under with first prize 350 dollars, second 250 and third 200 dollars. The boat parade is on Friday night with the rules meeting to follow and fishing Saturday and Sunday starting at 8 am. For information on registration call 204-271-1197 or 271-0050.