Monday, February 18, 2013

Battle on Bago 2013

We are less than a week away from the 6th Annual Battle on Bago, which continues to grow exponentially each year!  This year the event will be awarding more than $130,000 worth of prizes, including 2 Lund Boats!  There will be prizes awarded for fishing as well as through a raffle, so you don’t even need to wet a line to become a winner!

Tickets for the fishing tournament can be purchased for $30 each at several locations around the lake, as well as online through Fleet Farm and The Reel Shot.  There is no limit on how many tickets can be purchased per person.  Raffle tickets must be purchased the day of the event at Menominee Park in Oshkosh.

Grand Prize (100th Place)
Ticket Sale Locations
All WI Fleet Farm Locations
The Reel Shot in Oshkosh
Jerry’s Bar in Oshkosh
Festival Foods in Oshkosh
Wendt’s on the Lake in Van Dyne
Tew’s Two Sporting Goods in Oshkosh
Dutch’s Trading Post in Fond du Lac
Critter’s Wolf River Sports in Winneconne

Fishing hours are from 6 am to 1:30 pm, and fish will be registered at Menominee Park.  Anglers must be in line by 2:00 pm to register their fish, and prizes will be awarded beginning at 4:00 pm.  Anglers can register Walleye, Burbot (Eelpout), Crappie, White Bass, Perch, and Bluegill.  Total weight of fish is what is recorded, regardless of species.  Anglers are encouraged to bring their fish to the scales as soon as possible, to prevent huge lines at 2:00, and also note that the earliest registered fish will break a tie for a prize.

Fishermen can fish both Lakes Winnebago, Butte des Morts, and Poygan.  The tournament is open to ice fishing only, and all state fishing regulations must be followed.  

Battle on Bago Boundaries

The festivities kick off on Friday night with a fish fry and live music by Road Trip.  There will also be a live auction from 6:00-7:00 Friday night, so don't miss out!  On Saturday, the tents will be rocking as Happy Schnaaps Combo will be playing on stage from 11:30 to 3:30.  John Gillespie will once again be handing out prizes at 4:00, and then raffle prizes will be awarded at 5:00.

For those of you that haven't heard about last year's ice issue, here is a little reminder.  Please don't park on the lake in close proximity with other vehicles, as the ice will not be able to support all the weight.  Nobody wants to deal with their truck submerged in the lake when returning from a day of fishing out on the lake!  Ice conditions are a bit better this year, so hopefully there will be more people driving out onto the lake rather than parking and taking ATV's and snowmobiles out.

Sponsors for this year’s event include; Mills Fleet Farm, Mercury Marine, The Reel Shot, Lund Boats, Frabill, JJ Keller, Schenck, Associated Bank, Critter’s Wolf River Sports, Miller Lite, Duck Bay Lodge, Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau, Jiffy Ice Drills, and many more listed on their website.
For much more information on this event, check out the website at

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