Denny Schilling and Dan Schilling, fish

With the 2021 game fishing season underway, anglers on the Chetek Chain of Lakes have an extra incentive to fish this spring and summer—Chetek’s Catch-and-Release Fishing Photo Contest. The fifth annual photo contest will have one weekly winner and will run from Wednesday, May 12, until Wednesday, Aug. 25.

The weekly winner will receive $20 in cash, $20 in Chamber Bucks or a $20 gift card, and will be featured in The Chetek Alert.

The first weekly winner of Chetek’s 2021 Catch-and-Release Fishing Photo Contest is the father-son duo of Denny Schilling, at left, and Dan Schilling, at right, who caught and released this 24-inch walleye on Ten Mile Lake on Sunday, May 2.

The photo contest promotes the catch-and-release aspect of fishing on the Chetek Chain, while encouraging photographers to take unique, clever and clear photos for submission.

To submit a photo, anglers will need to catch a fish, take a digital photo, release the fish and then email the photo to

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