The South Shore Fishing Association, along with local stakeholders and organizations are honored to sponsor a U.P. Veterans Appreciation Fishing Day on September 13, 2015 at Marquette’s Upper and Lower Harbors. Fishing will take place from 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. followed by a Pig Roast at the new Presque Isle Pavilion.
This year will be the 2nd annual event. The event is free and by invitation only. Fishing will be for the veteran and accompanying caregiver/aide if necessary and will not include family members. Family will join their veteran for a barbeque dinner after the fishing event.
Veterans will be matched up with boats and experienced captains/crew for a fun day of fishing. Vessels, fuel, gear and bait will be provided at no cost to the veteran. Since weather can change on a dime, we ask that each participant be dressed appropriately for all conditions. If fishing is canceled due to weather the picnic will proceed as planned.
This letter is accompanied with an application form; please fill it out and mail to the address provided. There are a limited number of fishing spaces, so please send in your form as soon as possible. All forms need to be received by our selection committee no later than August 15, 2015.
Of note: If there are more veterans than available boats, we will use certain criteria for selection. Priority will go to those who are disabled as a direct result of combat. Next consideration will be those awarded the Purple Heart. All things being equal, age will be the tie breaker (oldest first). If we are unable to find a boat for you this year you will get preference for 2015 over those who fished this year.
All efforts will be made to accommodate those with disabilities; however we may be limited due to available boat size and similar considerations. Again, please submit your application as soon as you are able.
You will be notified of your selection and provided with detailed breakdown of the day’s events.
Please mail forms to:
South Shore Fishing Association
P.O. Box 214
Marquette, MI 49855
If you have any questions please call: Wayne at (906) 361-3251 or Bill at (906) 475-7719
We look forward to having you as our guest for the day!
SOUTH SHORE FISHING ASSOCIATION
Founded in 2002
- 100% Non-profit, independent organization based in Marquette, MI
- A group of fishermen, women, youth, and outdoor conservationists
- Fishing enthusiasts determined to help promote and grow not only the education, restoration, and conservation of our near shore Lake Superior fishery but, also its watersheds.