ALPENA, MI. – It’s all about the volunteers this weekend. The 48th Brown Trout festival in Alpena is kicking off another day of great catches, and even better company.
“The heart of it is to get people out to enjoy fishing and just seeing the advantages of the Alpena area.”
The dedicated festival volunteers say that hours of behind the scenes work is what made the festival possible. “Without the volunteers we would not have brown trout. It is really that simple. There is too much detailed work needed. With no volunteers, there is no festival.” The Eighth Annual Bass Tournament took place this afternoon. Patrons gathered to enjoy the anglers biggest catches.
“There is a lot of good free entertainment every night. It is just a really enjoyable get together with all of your friends.”said Lemkie