Bill Wood Memorial Outing


June 21, 2024 - June 22, 2024    
All Day

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The 40th annual Bill Wood Memorial/Lake Winter Outing will be held on Friday June 21 & Saturday June 22nd, 2024.  Even though Bill Wood is no longer with us, our memories of the good times we had at this outing with him, Swede, Bob Patterson, Don Borchert, George Radl, Ron Wolters, Gene Edwards, and others, live on.

2024 Rules: Muskies must be caught between 7:00 a.m. on Friday 6/21/21 and 5:00 p.m. Saturday 6/22/2024.  This is a catch & release only outing (no transport).  Muskies caught by use of power trolling or live bait are eligible for an award.  Any lake, creek or river in Sawyer County was eligible.  All WDNR and health regulations must be complied with.  A witness and a photograph are required for all eligible entries.  The (optional) outing contest fee is $10 per person (To be eligible for the contest please pay John or Sue Eversoll or Geoff Crandall prior to the start of the outing).  All eligible muskies must be measured to the ¼ inch, Muskies 30” or longer are eligible for the longest or second longest award.  In case of a tie the – first fish caught wins.  Participants must fill out the liability release form.  Winners may win only one category.  Awards will be available for the following categories.

  • Longest Muskie (Trophy Winner)
  • Second Longest Muskie

In 2023 anglers were awarded for the following caught & released Muskie.

  • Longest Muskie (Jim Lawler 43” on Chippewa Flowage)
  • Second Longest (Lee Bartolini 37.5” on Black Dan Lake)
  • Honorable Mention (Karen Phillips 34.5”)

We had problems finding lodging near Winter last year so make your reservations early.

Come on up for a good time!

Awards Banquet – Dinner will be provided for $22 per person.  Please pay by Friday June 16th.  That way the catering staff will have a correct headcount one week in advance to ensure our group gets plenty to eat.  Saturday night we’ll have dinner and the awards ceremony at Julies Trailside Tavern & Grill 5992 W. Old Highway 70, Winter, WI.

Questions – please contact Geoff Crandall (608-219-0164 or crandall@msbnrg.com) or John or Sue Eversoll (815-858-3753 or sjevers57@sandprairie.net).

Lodging information: Tuscobia @ 715-266-6401, Stroud’s Motel @ 715-266-6621, or Rustic Inn @ 715-266-3060 or (Winter Nights) used to be – Farazwego cabins (by the Gas Station, 5220 N County Rd. W) Winter, WI 715-266-2002.


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