Theyre fishing for a cure
By Kelsey Lauer 8/24/09
Captain Jack Nowland is no stranger to salmon fishing -- after all, hes been doing it since 1985.
But only last year did Nowland, who has been a certified captain for around 15 years, decide to recruit a team of women -- called the Nauti-Girls -- to enter into the annual Big Jon Salmon Classic, held Aug. 28-30 on West Grand Traverse Bay (the womens tournament is on Aug. 28). The team donates their winnings from the tournament to Munson Healthcare for breast cancer research.
This year, our slogan is fishing for a cure, Nowland says. This year, I wanted to again limit it to 30 women, and I have 41 signed up. I expect a few might not show up, but well definitely have a full boat. (We have) team t-shirts; its definitely about the fun.