2. MN: Brainerd $150K ice extravaganza gets the green light.
The world’s largest charity ice-fishing contest – something everyone’s gotta experience at least once or thrice – is set for Jan 29 on Gull Lake’s Hole-in-the-Day Bay. Sounds like all systems are go after the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office found 14.5-16.5″ of ice in the event area the last couple of days. Lots more info on the derby’s website.
Reminder that their “sister event,” America’s Ice Fishing Tournament, is being held tomorrow (1/22) on any frozen lake in America. Gotta sign up prior at 8am. They’ll be giving away 500 prizes worth over $60K, and will be spreading those 500 prizes over the 2,000 highest-scoring fish submitted.
This isn’t just going to be a northern pike fest…they created a length-to-points scale so you’ll have a fair shot even if you’re registering sunfish, crappies, perch, walleye or pike.
Looks like the person who catches the 210th highest-scoring fish wins a Ford F150 or $25,000 cash. 😳
3. SD: Bergstrom/Merchant win Mobridge Ice Fishing Tourney…
…with 4 fish for 15.8 lbs which included a monster 9.33-lber. Took home the top spot out of 551 teams! Saw this comment from Tate Merchant on FB:
> “Thanks everyone for the congratulations, it was an amazing feeling. A lot of years fishing this tournament with many zeros for weigh-ins and to come out in 1st was a very crazy feeling.”
Never know when it’s gonna be you – 👊 big congrats, fellas!
4. MN: “Fishing for Ducks” derby happening Feb 19.
The largest Ducks Unlimited event in the nation is a fishing derby. Will be on the northwest end of Mille Lacs this year out of Garrison Sports and Myr Mar Marina: