Green Lake Angler Young Angler Tournament

2017 Green Lake Regional Angler Young Angler Fishing Tournament

Date Has Been Set, Mark Your Calendars for June 17, 2017!

We sponsor this one day, youth based, professional style fishing tournament to introduce youth into fishing, promote family values and encourage families, friends and mentors to continue fishing and enjoying our great lake and community long after the tournament is over. We hope to create memories and relationships that will last a lifetime. Each year we are humbled by the young anglers with their fish tales, their excitement of fishing and their anticipation to 'do it again next year'.

Any donations will be used to cover the costs of scholarships, prizes, trophies, and food for the participants and volunteers. 

If you or your organization are interested in sponsorship or volunteer opportunities for the 2017 Green Lake Regional Angler Young Angler Fishing Tournament, please let us know.  It promises to be another rewarding day!

For further information or if you would like a personal presentation of the event contact Krista at Norton’s Dry Dock, 920-295-3462.

The 2016 Green Lake Regional Angler Young Angler Fishing Tournament

Proved to Be A Great Success!

For the eighth straight year Dave and Krista Norton, of Norton’s Dry Dock, worked with the Angler Young Angler (AYA) National Organization, a not-for-profit organization, who's goal is to promote fishing and family values in a youth tournament, to host a one day, youth based, professional style fishing tournament.  The event focus has always been young anglers working with adult mentors and family bonding.

"We are honored to share our love of Green Lake and our love of fishing with the next generation!"

2016 Crew!

The 2016 Green Lake AYA Tournament, held in June at Green Lake based out of Deacon Mills Park, was another great success!  We are already looking forward to next year!

Each team consisted of one adult angler and up to two young anglers, 17 and under.  From the 8:30 am blast-off to the 2:30 pm weigh-in, each young angler explored the water with their partners, in search of the right combination of 5 small mouth bass needed to take first place.  To complete the day, the event ended with an awards presentation, made possible by donations from area and national sponsors.  

This years Stats: 51 teams participated; 87 Young Anglers fished, 150 Small Mouth Bass caught (and released), countless memories and stories that will last a lifetime.

The 1st Place winning team (pictured below) went home with a Lund A -12 fishing boat powered by a 5HP Mercury 4 stroke outboard on a ShoreLandr’  trailer.

1st Place Team!

1st Place team – Team Daye:  Billy Daye and Young Ethan Reilly. Winning with 5 fish, total weight 15.10 lbs!   

      Congratulations Team Daye!

With the overwhelming response to our 'Casting It Forward' Scholarships, and the gracious generosity of others we were able to award seven lucky young anglers with $1,000 scholarships!

Scholarship Recipients!

(Bottom row left to right then standing.)  North Bay Sport & Liquor Scholarship Recipient:  Cameron Sandberg w/ Ray Lindberg, Horicon Bank Scholarship Recipient:  Everett Woloszyn w/ Chuck Mirr, Scholarship Recipient:  Cole Nelson w/ William Carr, ThedaCare Medical Center Berlin Scholarship Recipient:  Riley Bowey w/ Harry Bowey, Thrivent Financial Berlin Area Scholarship Recipient: Noah Borgardt w/Kyle Moodie, Putnam Family Foundation Scholarship Recipient: Mason Moser w/Mike Moser, Graham & Saravis Families Scholarship Recipient: Carter Farrell w/Cody Farrell.

Congratulations Scholarship Winners!

The 2016 Big Bass Boy title goes to Aiden Fenney @ 4.62 lbs

The 2016 Big Bass Girl title goes to Abby Gedville @ 3.76 lbs

Additional photos and highlights from the 2016 Green Lake AYA Tournament can be found on our Facebook page.

Thank You to All Our 2016 Sponsors

Sponsor List

Norton’s Dry Dock, ThedaCare Medical Center Berlin, Alfred Peck Grant, Berlin Conservation Club, Green Lake Area Tree Service, Ken Kornburger, David Delaney, Kiwanis Club of Ripon Early Birds, Green Lake Sanitary District, Horicon Bank, PGI, Cason & Associates LLC, Flash Inc, Holliday Food & Sports, JoEllen & Sean Madden, Tom Nowicki, David Rammelt, Rowley Tool Corp, Steven Schreiber, Green Lake Association, Bugle Mouth Bass Foundation, Agnesian HealthCare, Alliant, All-Wood Cabinetry, Jim Anderson, Atomic Plumbing & Heating, Badger Mining, Baird GM, Burkart-Heisdorf Insurance, Butzin- Marchant Funeral Home Inc, Coulson’s Tax Service, Dennis Walker’s Guide Service, Design Specialty Builders, Richard Dickard, Farmer & Merchants Bank, David Fox, Green Lake Title & Abstract Co, Green Lake Campground, Green Lake Venture Inc, Guth’s End of the Trail Candy Shoppe, Mike & Jill Havey, Lee Jess, Kinas Excavating, Knuth Brewing Co, KSF CPA Services, Lake Real Estate, John Madden, Cyril Matter, Michael J Glod Agency, Modern Rentals, Moon Marine, Drs Jay & Yvonne Nadler, Norton’s of Green Lake, Norwegian Ways Builders, Joseph & Tina Pregont, Ripon Community Publications, Ripon Lioness, Matt & Molly Ryan, Shoreline Boat Center, Silver Creek Dentistry, Stahl Plumbing & Heating, Street Cruzers Inc, Surface & Surroundings, Thomas Trochinski, Jim Trubshaw, Waste Management Valley Trail RFD, Willis-Chapel Post No. 306, Mark Schroeder, Barry Gray, Jankowski Construction, On Green Lake Rentals, Kurt Piernot, Steven Schowalter, Veterans Afield UA, Greg Madaus, James Schaub, Johnsonville Brats, North Bay Sport & Liquor, Scheels, Walker Agency, Tackle 2000, Brandon Meats & Sausage, Pick’n Save, Hopper’s, Walleyes for Tomorrow, Klements Sausage, Culligan Water, Hattie Sherwood Campground, Green Lake Rotary Club, Bloch’s Farm, 4 Imprint, Crossroads Convenience Store, Cabela’s, BBlades Professional Propellers, TFM Promotions, Sassafras, Kopplin & Kinas Co, Coca-Cola

Scholarship Sponsors

Graham & Saravis Families, Putnam Family Foundation, Horicon Bank,, ThedaCare Medical Center Berlin, Thrivent Financial Berlin Area, North Bay Sport & Liquor, Norton’s Dry Dock