Battle on Bago Press Release:
Friday February 17, 2017
Due to the unseasonably warm weather and uncertainty in ice conditions for next week, the Board of Directors for Battle on Bago have decided to cancel the fishing portion of the event for 2017. We understand that there are many fishermen that would safely navigate the ice on the Winnebago System next weekend; however, we have to take into account the number of participants who are unfamiliar with the rapidly changing ice conditions. Safety takes precedence in our event, and although the ice is never deemed 100% safe, we do understand what 7 days of warm weather will do to the landings and ice conditions.
We have enjoyed 9 straight years of a safe fishing event that has brought thousands of fisherman from around the country to Lake Winnebago and the Oshkosh Community. Battle on Bago wants to ensure the event continues to thrive for years to come and does not want the potential for negative publicity to overshadow what the event has done the previous 9 years.
As previously indicated in our update from Wednesday, the 10th Anniversary celebration will take place as planned at Menominee Park both Friday and Saturday with live music, food, beer, merchandise, and raffles. Individuals who have purchased 2017 fishing tickets will have the following options.
1. Hold on to the tickets and they will be honored for 2018 Battle on Bago.
2. Trade the tickets at the event for 7 raffle tickets (per fishing ticket). Prize drawing held on Saturday at 5:00pm.
3. Donate the tickets back to Battle on Bago for a Tax Donation Letter
4. Mail the tickets for a full refund by March 31, 2017 to:
Associated Bank c/o Battle on Bago Foundation
444 N Sawyer Street
Oshkosh, WI 54902
We appreciate your support over the last 9 years and look forward to seeing many of you at the event next weekend to celebrate our 10th Anniversary.