The 30th annual Cranberry Portage Trout Challenge is coming up August 3rd and 4th on Big Athapap. The committee’s Mike Wesner says the entry fee is 150 dollars for a team of two with great prizes again this year with first, second and third places all guaranteed so first place is 5 thousand dollars, second is 25 hundred and third is 2 thousand dollars and since this is the 30th annual you win a thousand dollars if you finish in 30th place. He adds there is a youth angler competition so that’s ages 15 and under and first place for that is 350 dollars, second is 250 and third place is 200 dollars and there’s also a lot of hidden prizes for everyone throughout the derby.
The boat parade is Friday night August 2nd with a rules meeting to follow with a penny parade with lots of prizes and fishing on the Saturday and Sunday starting at 8 am. For information and registration call 204-271-3465 or 271-0050.