I'm there! A little over a month from now I'm heading for Boulder Junction to tape some TV shows on ice fishing. Can't wait.
What's nice about this upcoming trip is that my wife Judy is excited about going up there as well. It's the Boulder Junction area, more than just fishing, hunting and the outdoors. There are many shops in town to visit, plenty of great restaurants, and lodging is ample. I stay at the Wildcat Lodge just outside of town.
One thing that we're really looking forward to attending is the annual Frozen Tozen event. We'll be first timers for that.
The 5th Annual Boulder Junction Frozen Tozen Winter Fest will be held on Saturday, February 23rd. Bring family and friends to Boulder Lake for the Frozen Tozen, featuring an ice fishing tournament, warm food and drink, a raffle, an exciting game of ice golf, turkey bowling, tug of war, and ice-skating. Best of all, these fun activities support community projects. All ice fishing tournament proceeds support the Boulder Junction Boat Landing Improvement Fund, while proceeds from ice golf and turkey bowling benefit the Community Food Pantry.
Tournament registration begins at 10:00am at the Boulder Lake landing, with walk-in registrations welcome throughout the day. The tournament runs from 11am-5pm. At only $20 for adults and $10 for kids 14 and under, the tournament is fun and affordable for everyone. New this year is a team division. 2 to 6 individual registrants may also sign up as a team for no extra charge. Awards will be presented to top anglers in the adult and junior divisions as well as an overall team award.
The ice golf and turkey bowling will take place any time between 11am-4pm, enjoy this wintry take on a classic sports. A course of 4 holes will be played; a long drive contest and 5 frames of bowling will also be featured. A non-perishable donation to the Community Food Pantry is your fee to participate. Prizes will be awarded to both adult and junior golfers & bowlers. You can take part in one or both activities.
Let’s not forget the tug of war and ice-skating! Open ice-skating will take place all day. A limited supply of ice skates will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own. At 12noon tug of war will take place right on the ice.
At 5:30pm, join us at Boulder Beer Bar on Main Street & Hwy M North in Boulder Junction for the awards ceremony. In addition to the Frozen Tozen Award, given in memory of Scott Kimball, for the largest catch in both the adult and junior division, each division will also award prizes for the largest fish caught in each of the following categories: Walleye, Small Mouth or Large Mouth Bass, Pan Fish (Bluegill, Perch and Crappie), and Northern Pike. The team catching the most total inches will receive the Team Award.
After the divisional prizes, stick around for the raffle drawing! Tickets for the raffle are available now at the Boulder Junction Chamber, Boulder Beer Bar, Gooch’s A-1 Bar & Grill, Headwaters Restaurant & Tavern, J.J.’s Pub and Grub and Northern Highland Sports. Grand prize is a weekend fishing package including 2 nights lodging at White Birch Village, fishing with Bob’s Manitowish Guide Service and meals at local establishments. Many other prizes will also be raffled off. Tickets are just $1.00 each or six for $5.00. As with the tournament proceeds, the raffle will also benefit the Boulder Junction Boat Landing Improvement Fund.
There’s something for everyone at the 5th Annual Boulder Junction Frozen Tozen Winter Fest! We look forward to seeing you in Boulder Junction!
Frozen Tozen is sponsored by: Arlene’s Pottery and Gallery, Bob’s Manitowish Guide Service, Boulder Junction Community Foundation, Boulder Marine Center, Erv Keller Guide Service, The Granary Family Restaurant, Headwaters Restaurant & Tavern, Island City Lanes, Jim Tait Real Estate, Peeplelures, Trout Lake Golf Club, Westar Plumbing and White Birch Village.
See you on the ice!