Keweenaw Classic, Lake Trout Fest success despite tragedy

CARNIVAL FUN–Youngsters were out in full force at the Baraga County Lake Trout Festival this past weekend. At the L’Anse Waterfront, there was an Art & Crafts Fair, Coin Toss (sponsored by Baraga County Federal Credit Union), a kid’s fishing pond, kid’s carnival (sponsored by Ojibwa Casino), and a pie eating contest (sponsored by Nite Owl Restaurant). The Kid’s Carnival was a big hit with the bounce houses throughout the waterfront lawn.

by Melissa Newland
Despite the tragic boating incident that happened on Lake Superior during the Keweenaw Classic Fishing Tournament (see seperate story on this page) this past weekend, the Baraga County Next Gen Team made the hard decision to push on, weighing in fish and handing out prize money to the top teams. “Despite the terrible boating incident for one of our teams, the 2024 Keweenaw Bay Classic Fishing Tournament was a success,” said  Shawnia Taisto, Baraga County Next Gen Team Member. “Our team offers our deepest condolences to the friends and families affected by the tragedy that occurred during the
tournament.” The annual Lake Trout Festival and Keweenaw Classic Fishing Tournament coincided with free fishing weekend and was cohosted by the Baraga County Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Baraga County Next Gen Team. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.