Hayward, WI – Over 30,000 anglers are expected to take to the early spring waters of Hayward, Wisconsin, for an opening day fishing extravaganza to celebrate the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame’s inaugural “2010 Hayward Crappie Contest” event.
The FWFHOF is prepared to welcome anglers of all ages and skill levels for the May 1, 2010 event. Encompassing hundreds of qualifying lakes in Sawyer County, anglers will have the opportunity to experience a true opening day tradition while angling for a chance at $11,000 in prize money and awards.
Registrations will be available beginning April 1 exclusively at Holiday Stationstores locations in Duluth, Minn. and others south along U.S. Interstate 35. Registrations will also be available at most Holiday Stationstores in western and northwest Wisconsin. At a cost of $10, the registration is only valid during the one-day event beginning at midnight May 1 and ending with the weigh-in scheduled for 2 p.m. that afternoon. Nationally-recognized sportsman Ron Schara is scheduled to emcee the event and present awards to contest winners.
Held in the style and glitz of other large weigh-in events, the 2010 Hayward Crappie Contest will culminate with a ticker-tape weigh-in and awards ceremony at the FWFHOF grounds