The 28th annual Cranberry Portage Trout Challenge is coming up August 5th and 6th on Big Athapap. The Committee’s Mike Wesner says the prize structure hasn’t changed. He says once again this year they have first, second and third place as guaranteed prizes, first place is 3500 dollars, second 2500 and third place is 2000 guaranteed. He adds fourth to tenth are based on a 100 boat entry but they usually average a little over 60 boats so tenth place usually ends up about 400 dollars.
The boat parade is on Friday night August 4th with fishing the following Saturday and Sunday. For information on registering you can call 204-472-3044 or go to Cranberry Portage Trout Challenge on Facebook. You can register right up to the start of the tournament at a cost of 150 dollars for a team of two.