Bass fishing tournament set for fighting Cystic Fibrosis

Benefit: Todd Johns knows how much this benefit fishing tournament means to people, as his son, Andrew Johns, has Cystic Fibrosis. (Courtesy photo)
Benefit: Todd Johns knows how much this benefit fishing tournament means to people, as his son, Andrew Johns, has Cystic Fibrosis. (Courtesy photo)

LEROY — The Castaway Bass Club and DTE Energy are co-sponsoring a bass fishing tournament this Saturday with the title Cystic Fibrosis Fish For A Cure.

The tournament will be on Lakes Cadillac and Mitchell. All proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. It will be a two-person tournament at $100 per boat. There will be artificial bait only, no trolling, plus a five-fish limit. There’s a 6 a.m. mandatory meeting the day of the tournament.

Tournament time is 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Boats will be launching from Kenwood Park in Cadillac.

First prize is $1,000 minimum while second is $500 minimum and third is $250. Additional place payouts depend on the number of boats in the tournament,

Last year was the first season for the tournament and attracted 32 boats. Officials are hoping for upwards to 50 boats this time.

Todd Johns is a director of Castaways and is the brother of Tim Johns, a Castaways Club director in the Big Rapids area. His wife is Mary Kaye Johns and both are Osceola County residents and are involved in the tournament and have worked on other projects to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. Their son, Andrew, 9, has Cystic Fibrosis. The Johns founded Friends Fighting Cystic Fibrosis.

“Getting a sponsor like DTE to guarantee that payout was a key,” Todd Johns said.

For more information or for tournament rules, call Tim at (231) 388-3738 or visit www.castawaybass.com.