The 12th Annual Thief River Falls Lions Fishing Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, with fishing on the Thief and Red Lake rivers in and around Thief River Falls, and the tournament weigh-in at the Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center.
Complete rules can be found at www.trflions.org. A limited number of boat passes are available. Fishing from shore is also encouraged.
Over $17,000 in raffle and fishing prizes to be given away in three competition categories: Walleye, Northern, and Other. The top 10 fish in each category earn prizes, including $1,000 for first place.
The Thief River Falls Lions Clubs helps to financially support the fish stocking efforts of the Thief River Falls Sportsmen Club and ask that no Crappies be taken during the event.
Participants age 18 years and older who weigh a fish will be entered into the Hi Five Money Bags for a chance to win $38,000 toward the purchase of a new vehicle from Northern Motors.
Registration will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 am. A mandatory rules meeting will be held at 8:30 All participants must be in attendance.
Fishing begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 5 p.m. The live weigh-in will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m., with the awards program following at 5 p.m.
Advanced registration is highly encouraged, with entry forms available at Ace Hardware, Edward Jones-Pat Thibert and www.trflions.org.