Mercer fishing tournament triumphs over rain


June 28, 2022

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

A LONE fisherman tries his luck on Grand Portage Lake Sunday in Mercer.


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MERCER, Wis. - Despite occasional rain throughout the weekend, the Mercer Open All-Species Fishing Tournament took place on a variety of public-access lakes that are south of County Road G.

"It is the second year in this form," said Melissa Biszak, executive director of the Mercer Chamber of Commerce, the primary sponsor of what is billed as a "family-friendly" event.

The event, which Biszak said had 35 participants this year, now includes two divisions: one for canoes and kayaks and the other for motorized boats.

Prior to 2021, the event was known a...

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