Lake Trout Festival in L’Anse

L’ANSE – The Eighth Annual Baraga County Lake Trout Festival will take place Saturday in the Waterfront Park and Marina in downtown L’Anse. The event coincides with Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend–no fishing license is necessary. In case of inclement weather, the festival will be held Sunday, June 9.

The festival will combine the Keweenaw Classic Fishing Tournament with family-oriented events such as Kids’ Carnival, “Little Miss Superior” contest, Kids’ Fishing Pond, Pie-Eating contest, Beach Volleyball tournament, Junk Art contest, cribbage tournament, the Firemen’s Street Dance and the Pequaming Run, Half-marathon and two bicycle races sponsored by the Fitness Center of Baraga County Memorial Hospital.

Food for the entire family will include a pancake breakfast, food and drink booths, including coffee and baked goods and Festival Fish. The event will also include the “Ducky River Race”, an art and crafts fair and music by area talent.

The fishing tournament will have separate classes for lake trout and salmon with many cash and merchandise awards as well as door prizes. All events will take place

For entry forms and information, visit

For maps and accommodation information, visit, email or call 800-743-4908, M-F 9-5 EST.

For fishing tournament information and details, call Steve Koski at 906-524-6518 or email