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Lake Winnebago Sunday afternoon.

It’s a beautiful time to go sailing and boating. The fishermen are out early in the morning on the lake. Enjoy the outdoors for the weather is very nice out.

The Midwest’s  fishing tournament and the family & fishing event of the year! Battle on Bago 2020 was a great success for it was held on Lake Winnebago on the 20th and the 21st this month of June 2020. There were 750 entrants in the fishing contest with the first place prize went to team #3 Joe Pausha and Eric Palmquist with a two day total weight of fish at 30.610lbs. There were 375 team boat entries in the tournament with top prize at $20,000.

In 2007 members the Oshkosh Southwest Rotary came together to create this trademark event after seeing the growing issue of youths being stuck behind a television or computer screen. They decided to rally the community to help fund efforts to get youths up, outdoors and involved in local conservation efforts. Since its inception, Battle on Bago has raised close to $500,000 and given it back to the community. Thanks to the community and sponsors of the event.

Battle on Bago is not just for people whom love to fish. Join the party in at Miller’s Bay for great food and drinks, live music and amazing raffle prizes each night. The annual fishing tournament features more than $275,000 worth of prizes, and with how the Battle on Bago is set up on how you can win prizes, everyone has a chance to go home a winner. Be sure to keep an eye out for the next Battle on Bago tournament coming this February which is the winter edition of this event that features ice fishing!

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13th Battle on Bago

Battle on Bago is a fishing tournament.

13th walleye tournament on Lake Winnebago.

The Midwest’s largest fishing tournament and the family & fishing event of the year! Battle on Bago 2020 was a great success for it was held on Lake Winnebago on the 20th and the 21st this month of June 2020. There were 750 entrants in the fishing contest with the first place prize went to team #3 Joe Pausha and Eric Palmquist with a two day total weight of fish at 30.610lbs. There were 375 team boat entries in the tournament with top prize at $20,000.

In 2007 members the Oshkosh Southwest Rotary came together to create this trademark event after seeing the growing issue of youths being stuck behind a television or computer screen. They decided to rally the community to help fund efforts to get youths up, outdoors and involved in local conservation efforts. Since its inception, Battle on Bago has raised close to $500,000 and given it back to the community. Thanks to the community and sponsors of the event.

The Otter Street Fishing Club was involved in the event also and everything can be seen at the website for the event at https://www.battleonbago.org/.

Fox Valley Sailing School Has Started

2020 registration is now open. We are proceeding with optimism that the current COVID-19 community restrictions will be lifted in time for our 2020 Summer Programs.  Registration is open and we will be in contact if there are any changes mandated by the government.  By staying in place now we have hope for a healthy and happy summer!

Register for Camp/Class

Want to sign up for a Fox Valley Sailing School camp or class? Use the button at https://foxvalleysailingschool.org/   to access the registration form.

Campgrounds Open

MADISON, WI — State Park camping season officially begins on June 10 after the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced they are reopening state campgrounds starting on Wednesday.

Reservations

Camping reservations will be accepted by phone (1-888-947-2757) and online only to eliminate face to face interaction with DNR staff.

Same-day camping reservations are also now available by phone (1-888-947-2757) and the online reservation system.

Check-in is no longer necessary at the office or visitor station when coming to a property. Please proceed directly to your campsite and begin setup. Property staff will visit sites to monitor occupancy.

Buildings

Most restrooms at state properties are now open.

Some remote water fountains may be closed in the day use area of the park or have the bubbler turned off and have access to the water spigot only.

All other facilities will remain closed, including towers, shelters, playgrounds, nature centers, headquarters, contact stations, and concessions.

Equipment rentals are unavailable at this time.

National Forest reopens campgrounds in Wisconsin

On Friday, June 12, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest will open recreation sites that were closed in response to COVID-19.