Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Mercer chamber receives $6,000 grant for fish tourney

MERCER, Wis. — The Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce has received a $6,000 grant from the state for its Sept. 2-4 Can-Yak Fishing Tournament and Festival.

The Joint Effort Marketing tourism grant will be presented Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. to the chamber on the lake behind the Great Northern Hotel on U.S. 51.

The event is designed to combine canoes, kayaks and fishing, highlighting the hundreds of opportunities anglers have in Mercer area lakes and flowages.

The tournament begins with a rules briefing for fishermen at 6 p.m. that Friday.

A free fishing and paddling exposition is planned for that Sa...