2019 Brandan Kalmerton Memorial Scholarship Recipient

We are beyond excited to announce this year’s recipient of the $1,000 Otter Street – Brandan Kalmerton Memorial Scholarship: Aiden Gehrke! Each year OSFC in conjunction with the BAK Memorial Fund selects one individual who both plans to study Natural Resources at UW-Stevens Point but also possesses the traits and values that Brandan did. Aiden is an exemplary recipient of this year’s award.

A little bit about Aiden…

  • Has been involved with many national and international mission trips to help those in need.
  • Has been an active member of Scouts since 4th grade – recently achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. This has helped him grow in the area of leadership, dedication, initiative and responsibility. 
  • Is an avid outdoors-man and is someone who thoroughly enjoys and appreciates nature and conservation. 
  • Plans to study Wildlife Ecology and Management at UW-Stevens Point with the aspiration of becoming a Wildlife Biologist. 
  • Is the Salutatorian of his 2019 graduating class at Valley Christian High School. 

As you can see, Aiden is a deserving, yet gracious award winner and we’re very excited to see all of the positive things he will do! He was awarded the $1,000 scholarship in front of a crowd at the Kid’s Fisheree on Saturday, August 10th. There to meet and award Aiden his scholarship was  Brandan’s sister, Alana Backman, who had her super cute son Jackson there to share in the fun! We miss Brandan terribly, but we’re so happy that his honor can continue to live on.

Congrats Aiden – best of luck as you start school!

To read more about Brandan and this scholarship opportunity, click here.

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Scholarship Pic 2019

 

2019 Kids Fisheree – and that’s a wrap!

Mother Nature blessed us with beautiful weather for our youth anglers. We had 225 registered children participate in this year’s event! Seeing the excitement on the kids’ faces as they reel in a fish is priceless. This event is one that our Club is so proud of because we have the opportunity to educate and expose our youth to the sport of fishing, while they get to spend quality time being active with their families. The entire event was FREE to all children and each kid walked away with a free lunch, sno-cones, a draw prize for being a part of the event, and memories to last a lifetime. We also provided all of the bait for the kids as they tried their hand at catching a bite!

We rely on our continued support of the community, donations, members and volunteers to fund events like this, so please do consider joining Otter Street as a member, or donating to the Club.

Congrats to the following trophy winners and all those who won grand prizes as well!

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2019 Kids Trophy Winners

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Lake Superior Trout

Check out #OtterStreet Board member Drew Clark trout fishing with some buddies on Lake Superior! Looks likes a great time 🎣

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Kids Fisheree Registration forms are now available!

We are very excited for our annual Otter Street Kids Fisheree event on Saturday, August 10th! You can download your registration forms here, so get those kiddos registered and ready to do some fishing! This event is a community favorite; it really is so enjoyable to see our next generation of anglers enjoy the sport!

Event details are listed on the registration form, or you can visit the event page for more information. The deadline to sign your child(ren) up is Monday, August 5th…don’t miss out!

 

2019 Walleye Tourney Final Results

Mother Nature may’ve been a beast, but the weekend was still a success thanks to our anglers, volunteers, sponsors and supporters. Thank you to those who supported our Club this weekend by fishing, donating, spectating, volunteering your time and talents and more. We appreciate you all, and hope you had a great time!

Now, what you’ve been waiting for…look no further for the 2019 Otter Street/Battle on Bago Summer Walleye Tourney Results:

Congrats to this year’s winning Team Craig Lemieux and Steve Henning – they took home the trophy and $20,000 with a 2-day weight of 32.633 lbs.

 

Stay tuned for additional pictures of the event to our Facebook and Instagram pages (@OtterStreetFishingClub). Please feel free to tag yourselves, share the posts and also share your own snapshots to the Otter Street Facebook Page…use the hashtag #otterstreetbattleonbago

And last, but not least…HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all of your awesome dads out there – you da real MVPs!