Lake Winnebago. 137,700-acre fresh water lake in our backyard. Did you know that it is the largest lake in the state and one of the largest inland lakes in the United States? That’s pretty cool! It shouldn’t surprise you then either why Oshkosh holds so many well known fishing tournaments.
Battle on Bago was created in 2007 by a group of five Oshkosh Southwest Rotarians in order to support area youth and conservation efforts throughout the state of Wisconsin. This money has primarily benefitted over 20 Youth Fishing Events including Kids For Fish, Reelin’ The Youth, Eagle’s Club Kids Fisheree, Pony Creek Fisheree, Otter Street Youth Fisheree, and many more in which we funded the purchase of fishing poles, tackle boxes, and bait. In 2009 we began working with area High Schools to either form or enhance outdoor programs within each school resulting in Wisconsin’s first ever High School State Ice Fishing Championship last year at our event where 14 High Schools participated. Donations of over $5,000 were made to these schools in fishing gear or cash to support future outdoor programs. Aside from supporting youth outdoor activities, Battle on Bago has supported a number of conservation projects throughout the Lake Winnebago system thru Walleyes for Tomorrow, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and a number of conservation clubs that are now actively involved in our event.
Battle on Bago is hosting its 6th annual tournament on Saturday, February 23rd at Menominee Park. There is over $130,000 in prizes, great fun for the kids, food and entertainment all day long.