The smoked fish from Bearcat’s Fish House in Algoma has been nominated for the 2020 edition of “Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin.”

Since 2016 Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) and Johnson Financial Group have partnered to determine the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin. The competition aims to highlight the state’s manufacturing industry. The winner is announced each year during Manufacturing Month at the WMC Foundation Made in Wisconsin Luncheon on Oct. 14.

The description for Bearcat’s reads: “Bearcats smoked fish is the highlight & most delicious part of our charcuterie boards. It is always the first thing eaten off of the board. Our family and friends always comment on how delicious the smoked fish is & often try and stop at the store after their visit because they love it so much!”

The first round of voting is underway, and people can vote once a day through Sunday (Sept. 20). There are three more rounds of voting after the announcements of the Top 16 (Sept. 21), Top 8 (Sept. 28) and Top 4 (Oct. 5).

For more information and to vote, visit