Spring fishing contests around the corner

It’s the best word to describe spring fishing contests in Michigan City. Lake Michigan Chinook have been bigger than ever in recent years and show no signs of shrinking. Those big catches have led to bigger turnouts, which begets even bigger payouts.

The Hoosier Coho Club (HCC) hosts five big events within 10 days. “We have a great lineup squeezed into one extended week,” Bruce Brown, president of the HCC said. “We think this will bring more boats to Michigan City.” Brown added a pair of $1,000 scholarships will be awarded this spring (see note below) and first place is up to $4,000 on the amateur side of the classic while the pro champ is again guaranteed $12,000.

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