Friday February 17, 2017
Based on the uncertainty of ice conditions for next week due to unseasonably warm weather, the Board of Directors for Battle on Bago have decided to cancel the fishing portion of the event for 2017. We understand there are many fishermen that would safely navigate the ice on the Winnebago System next weekend; however, we have to take into account the number of participants who are unfamiliar with the rapidly changing ice conditions. Safety takes precedence in our event and although the ice is never deemed 100% safe, we do understand what 7 days of warm weather will do to the landings and ice conditions.
We have enjoyed 9 straight years of a safe fishing event that has brought thousands of fisherman from around the country to Lake Winnebago and the Oshkosh Community. Battle on Bago wants to ensure the event continues to safely thrive for years to come.
As previously indicated in our update from Wednesday, the 10th Anniversary Celebration will still be held at Menominee Park both Friday and Saturday. The celebration will still have plenty of what you have experienced from past Battles. Live Music, Food, Beer, Raffles and good company!
Individuals who have purchase 2017 fishing tickets will have the following options:
1. Hold on to the tickets and they will be honored for the 2018 Battle on Bago Tournament.
2. Trade the tickets at the event for 7 raffle tickets per fishing ticket (2 for 15, 3 for 22, 4 for 30, etc). Prize drawing held on Saturday at 5:00pm. (MUST BE PRESENT TO TRADE-IN TICKETS, NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN WHEN RAFFLE’S ARE DRAWN)
3. Donate the tickets back to Battle on Bago for a Tax Donation Letter
4. Mail the tickets for a full refund by March 31, 2017 to:
Associated Bank c/o Battle on Bago Foundation
444 N Sawyer Street
Oshkosh, WI 54902
We appreciate your support over the last 9 years and look forward to seeing you at the tent next weekend to celebrate our 10th Anniversary.
The Battle on Bago Board of DIrectors