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Midnight Derby!

Gates Au Sable Lodge
Event organized by Gates Au Sable Lodge

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Have you ever seen so many people who think going fishing at midnight with a box full of mice is cool? Neither have we. So we celebrate it: a night fishing one-fly "competition." Every year we raise well over $1000 for the Headwaters Chapter of Trout Unlimited. This is a fun event. Not a serious competition...though we do offer some real prizes though our partnerships with Hatch Reels and Sunrise Distributors.

Includes a huge barbecue at 7pm, music, and the infamous mailbox challenge. The bell rings at 8pm. Anglers may fish anywhere on the Au Sable and Manistee Rivers, but must return to the lodge by 3am with a picture of their RELEASED trophy. The derby is open to anyone, from guides, to those being guided, to folks casting off their docks, and anyone else who wants to go night fishing for a good cause.

*Clicking 'going' on this event page does not guarantee your spot, please call the shop for confirmation, 989-348-8462.*

Cost: $50 per team of two.