Trolling for volunteers
By Sonja Kosler Staff Writer The In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail is coming to Otter Tail Lake on June 13-15. About 62 professional and amateur anglers will compete over the three-day event. In conjunction with the tournament there will al...
By Sonja Kosler
The In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail is coming to Otter Tail Lake on June 13-15. About 62 professional and amateur anglers will compete over the three-day event. In conjunction with the tournament there will also be festival activities in Ottertail.
Even though were watching for the ice to go out on area lakes, event organizers are asking now for volunteers to help out with the June events.
Host sponsor, Otter Tail Country Tourism is asking for assistance with the following activities:
" People at the docks each morning to help with the unloading process starting at 7:00 a.m. each day.
" Four people at the docks in the morning to direct traffic on the road and in the boat parking lot
" Two or three vans and drivers to shuttle anglers from the parking area west of Thumper Pond back to the ramp.
" One person each afternoon to call in the boats via a hand-held marine radio.
" Three people each afternoon (one with a boat) to handle the water check-ins.
" Five drivers at the weigh-ins to pull the boats up to the stage where the pro and co-angler unload fish. The driver will then pull the boat to a nearby parking area and return for the next boat in line.
" One person to hand fish to the weigh-master.
" Three people to run score sheets.
" Four people for the scorers table.
" Three to four people to hand fish baskets to the pros and assist the pros in getting out of the boats.
" Two people to help handle the fish after they are weighed in.
" A crew of people to clean fish.
" Three to five people, preferably with some medical knowledge, per day to staff a First Aid tent.
" Three to five people per day to check identification, make sure forms are properly filled out, and put wristbands on patrons.
" One volunteer each day at the catfish tank
" One volunteer, preferably with experience, in the paintball area.
" One volunteer each day at the rock wall.
" Four volunteers each day, preferably with gun knowledge, at the pellet gun area.
" One volunteer each day at the Outdoor Channel/PWT booth.
If you need more information or are ready to sign up to help with this event, call Rick Brynildson at (218) 758-2716.
The festival events are scheduled to run from noon until 8 p.m. The fishing tournament starts at 9 a.m. with weigh-ins beginning at 6 p.m.