The 29th annual Cranberry Portage Trout Challenge is coming up August 4th and 5th on Big Athapap. The Committee’s Mike Wesner says they have a new event for kids and increased prize money for the main event with first place 5 thousand dollars, second place 25 hundred and third place 2 thousand dollars and those are guaranteed and then they have cash prizes right from fourth place right to tenth place and tenth based on a hundred boats will be 700 dollars. He adds they have a youth angler competition for 15 and under and first place in that is 350 dollars, second 250 and third 200 dollars.
The boat parade is on the Friday night August 3rd with a rules meeting to follow with a penny parade with a lot of prizes and fishing to follow on the Saturday and Sunday starting at 8 am. For information on registration you can call 204-271-1197 or 271-0050.